I am a Registered Psychologist practicing in Edmonton, Alberta. I have been providing counselling services since 2014, and I specialize in working with adults who have experienced grief, trauma and major life events that have caused disruptions to their life. I am passionate about walking with you in your journey and doing my best to help encourage and strengthen you in whatever situation you may be in. I am a faith-based therapist rooted in Christianity, however, it is your choice if you would like faith integrated into your treatment.
As a Registered Psychologist, I provide services from an integrative perspective. What that means is, I include various approaches to best suit your needs, challenges and stages of life. Primarily, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Soultion-Focused Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Person-centered Therapy, Mindfulness, The Grief Recovery Method®, and Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy.
I am deeply passionate about helping people and am honored to be able to share in the healing process with my clients. I believe the therapeutic relationship between the client and myself is one of the most important elements in creating a safe place for healing and growth. I has found that clients connect with my through my accepting and non-judgement nature, sense of humour, and the resources I provide during session.
My areas of speciality include grief and loss, anxiety and anxiety disorders, issues related to identity and self-worth, attachment issues, healing trauma and PTSD, and faith related issues.
I have a varied professional background. My experiences include working as a specialized elementary school teacher locally and internationally, working collaboratively with Child and Family Services, working in community mental health, and private counselling services. I truly enjoy designing and teaching adult anxiety psychoeducational groups as well as facilitating Grief Recovery Method support groups.
I have obtained a Master of Counselling degree from City University of Seattle. I’ve also earned a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Alberta. I hold memberships with the College of Alberta Psychologists, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and the Psychologist Association of Alberta.
Murray is my future therapy dog! He’s an Australian Labradoodle and was born February 28, 2020. Murray loves to cuddle and give kisses.