I enjoy helping clients empower themselves to find more fulfilling ways of being. By using a non-judgmental and empathic approach I encourage clients to feel comfortable in exploring what they would like to change about themselves and how they can create greater fulfillment and peace in their lives. Drawing upon a range of treatment approaches, such as cognitive-behavioural therapy, client-centered counselling, and brief solution-focused therapy allows me to connect with each client’s unique strengths and needs.
I have over 15 years of experience working with adults in settings such as student counselling centers, an employee assistance program, and a chronic pain treatment program. In addition to extensive psychotherapy experience I have worked with clients in several other areas, such as conducting assessments, delivering critical incident stress debriefings, and leading workshops on a wide range of topics.
From 2004 – 2009 I held a series of positions in management that involved helping organizations solve challenges in the workplace. This has given me in-depth knowledge of the skills that are needed to help people in leadership roles bring out the best in themselves and in their employees. In 2009 I chose to leave my career in management to focus full-time on working directly with clients.
Training and Credentials
I completed a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Lethbridge. I then finished a M.A. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manitoba, followed by a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Victoria. I am registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia.