I believe that people are inherently resourceful and strive for wellbeing.
We sometimes face challenges that are beyond our ability to cope using the tools we already have. That is when seeking the help of a trained psychotherapist can be beneficial. I like to think of psychotherapy as an artistic science. Using evidence-based approaches, I endeavour to apply what research has shown to be effective in a real and human way. Therapy is a very human experience and I work to honour my client’s mind, body and spirit as we journey towards wellness.
I am one of those unique people who always knew what I wanted to do when I grew up (well, after I let go of my dream of being a professional ballerina). My calling was clear. My enthusiasm for working with children and families grew after graduating from the University of Calgary with my degree in psychology. I returned to my hometown of Montreal to pursue graduate studies in counselling psychology at McGill University. I returned to Calgary and completed advanced training in Expressive Arts Therapy and Play Therapy. In addition to being a member of the College of Alberta Psychologists as a Registered Psychologist (R.Psych), I am certified through the Association for Play Therapy as a Registered Play Therapist (RPT).
My experience has included working with children, adolescents, adults and families in a variety of different settings. These have included: domestic violence treatment programs, large counselling agencies, crisis centres, mental health inpatient and outpatient programs, and specialized private therapy programs. I strongly value collaboration in helping to improve the wellbeing of my clients. I have experience collaborating with teachers, doctors, occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists, and many other professionals and caregivers.