About Me

  • I have an M.Ed. and a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta in Edmonton (a CPA accredited program).
  • I am registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia (CPBC), the regulatory body for psychologists in British Columbia.
  • I have worked providing psychological counselling and assessments in both British Columbia and previously in Alberta. I have worked with children, teens, and adults who have been facing many different problems and concerns. This has ranged from helping children learn to fight back against worry to helping adults come to terms with difficult and painful past experiences.
  • My research experiences were quite diverse. When completing my Master’s degree, I studied the Hope of people in helping professions. It inspired me to be mindful of keeping hope present in therapy. For my dissertation, I explored self-criticism and its link to depression. I learned how important attachment is as well as how to listen for that quietly self-critical inner voice, that often keeps depression going.
  • Growing up, I always thought I would be an artist, and I try to bring that creative sense with me into therapy. Even though there are similarities between clients, what works for each one is unique and requires a uniquely tailored approach.
  • I am always honored and amazed by the courage, strength and resilience of my clients. I feel fortunate to share deeply personal and often deeply painful moments with clients, as well as to be present to celebrate the growth and positive changes they make.