I have been working with children, youth and adults with a variety of educational and mental health needs for the last 10+ years. My work experience has allowed me to have a wide variety of opportunities in supporting people with diverse needs.
I am passionate about the field of psychology and enjoy empowering clients in many ways. I support clients using several modalities including humanistic theoretical foundations, cognitive behavioural strategies, positive psychology influences and mindfulness practices.
I have received certification in Prolonged Exposure therapy and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) for working with trauma. Additionally, I have Advanced Candidate Certification in SandPlay which is based in Jungian psychology and Kalffian theory and has beneficial applications for all ages.
I obtained my undergraduate degree with a major in Psychology from the University of Alberta in 2008 at which time I added a year of cooperative work experience to my degree so that I could have practical time working with children as a Behaviour Interventionist. In between my educational endeavours I had the opportunity to volunteer and work with the Zebra Child Protection Centre where I gained a wealth of experience in child advocacy and court preparation and also supported children and families. I went on to complete my Masters of Counselling with City University of Seattle in 2012. For my Master’s level practicum I had the opportunity to work in the Stollery Children’s hospital in Pediatric Oncology providing therapeutic supports and assisting with neuropsychological assessments. Following my graduation and practicum I helped to co-develop a program supported in the Not For Profit Sector assisting children and families with Pediatric cancer with reintegrating into the community.