I first acquired an interest in the helping profession while participating in a volunteering project overseas in Costa Rica when I was just 15-years-old. This experience, along with the gratification I received from helping others in need initiated my path towards becoming a psychologist (it also doesn’t hurt that this is where I met my husband).
Throughout my 15+ years of experience in the helping profession, I have developed a genuine compassion for and interest in working with trauma survivors. Whether it’s “Big T” trauma (single life threatening events such as sexual assault, or a natural disaster) or “Small T” trauma (adverse life experiences such as emotional abuse, bullying, or the loss of a loved one), I enjoy working with anyone who is looking to gain relief from the trauma symptoms they are experiencing.
When working with trauma survivors, I seek to provide my clients with a safe and trusting environment where they can discuss their experiences without the fear of judgement. Rather than simply coming to understand my clients, I seek to establish a genuine relationship with them. My hope is that through this relationship and the therapy we do together, my clients will be able to reconnect to themselves and the world and establish full post-traumatic growth.
On my personal time, I enjoy hanging out with my family and pets (I am a huge animal lover) and immersing myself in nature.
I am actively registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists and the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta. Throughout my post-secondary studies, I have acquired a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, an undergraduate degree in Psychology, and a diploma in Behavioural Science.
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