As a psychologist working with adults and couples, I have the joy of witnessing resilience, growth, healing, and transformation. I would be honoured to be part of your journey.
I take a collaborative approach to evidence-based psychotherapy. Curious about what is effective in psychotherapy, I have participated in several research projects aimed at improving our understanding of how clients change. I have trained in several types of therapy, including emotion focused (EFT), dialectical behavioral (DBT), and cognitive behavioral (CBT). As a result of this research, my training, and over a decade of providing psychotherapy, I believe a strong working relationship forms the basis of change, regardless of whether we are processing painful past experiences, developing new ways of being, or learning new skills.
Clinically, I work with a broad range of mental health challenges, and have a particular interest in helping with issues of anxiety, interpersonal problems, and emotion dysregulation. I offer psychodiagnostic assessment, individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, and couples counselling. I do not offer long-distance clinical services at this time.
As a supervisor, I understand the importance of mentorship. Please contact me regarding supervision opportunities for those pursuing registration with their Regulatory College.
I also welcome opportunities to share knowledge, whether through consultation to other registered service providers or through creation and delivery of tailored workshops. Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you think I can help.
I value community, inclusivity, compassion and autonomy. I believe the need for belonging is as vital as the need for individuality. These values and beliefs strongly influence my clinical work. I strive to provide a safe environment for all people regardless of ethnicity, sexual orientation, or sexual identity. I see clients as the main actors in their lives, and my role as a member of their extended community who can act as a resource or emotional coach in meeting their goals.
I also value integrity and therefore take seriously my ethical responsibilities. To this end I strive to ensure that my knowledge of the research is up-to-date, take time to orient all clients to the risks as well as the potential benefits of assessment and psychotherapy, practice only within my scope of practice, and strive to make appropriate referrals if I am unable to be of help in any other way. I also contribute to forums and consult with other clinicians as often as time allows. These activities help keep my knowledge relevant, provide me with new perspectives, and allow me to be the member of strong communities.