I believe that people are resilient, dynamic and have their own strengths which can be the foundation for therapy. My approach is strength-based and incorporates motivational interviewing, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioural therapy. These approaches have been successful in addressing mental health, relationships, addictions, behavioural concerns, and more.
Ultimately I strive to promote a supportive and non-judgemental environment where my clients can feel confident in reaching their goals. My office is located in a convenient and discrete location and evening and weekend appointments are available. Call anytime and be assured that appointments are often available within 48 hrs.
I am passionate about enriching couple relationships and I I’d love to help you heal, strengthen, and nurture your relationship. I work with individuals and couples and I have a special interest in working with couples who are parenting young children.
Pregnancy, postpartum, and the early parenting years are particularly vulnerable times for individual women and their relationships. I feel privileged to work with women who are experiencing stress, depression, or anxiety during pregnancy or the postpartum period. Evening and Saturday appointments are available.
As a Psychologist with a background in Recreation Therapy, I have a unique perspective on wellness, health, and making change. I focus on building on strengths and I believe even small changes to lead to big differences!
I have advanced training in trauma therapy and use EMDR to help people heal. I successfully use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat depression and anxiety. I love to work with couples, and I use a Gottman approach to relationship counseling which is very effective in teaching people to strengthen their relationships and reduce conflict.
As an experienced psychologist, I use my years of experience to help my clients resolve their problems. Transitions in life are not always easy, and having support during difficult times can be helpful. My office is in a great location, accessible and has lots of free parking. Call me for a free telephone consultation.
I am a registered psychologist who specializes in narrative therapy, existential/humanistic therapy, emotion-focused therapy, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, Gottman-informed couples therapy, positive psychology techniques, conflict resolution and stress management. I create the conditions whereby the everyday lives of my clients become more pleasurable, engaging and meaningful.
My therapeutic philosophy is to “meet them where they are and take them where they are going”. I believe to “affect the quality of the day is the highest of the arts”. Together we will bridge differences, solve dilemmas and create discoveries.
My strong background in trauma, attachment, family systems and developmental needs enhances my work. I integrate CBT, Narrative, Solution Focused, Mindfullness, Play Therapy and other modalities. Together we will work from a strengths based perspective and will explore and remove obstacles to well-being. I often use creative means of expression to reach goals.
I bring a deep respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of each individual, attuned to their many strengths, hopes and dreams. Whether you are a parent concerned about your child, an adult seeking individual or marital counselling, or an individual seeking positive family changes, I will work with you collaboratively to achieve your goals.
I have been working in the counselling field since 1970, receiving my PhD in Counselling Psychology from The University of Alberta in 1992. I was licensed in California in 1980 as a Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist. In 1989 I became registered as a Psychologist in Alberta. I have completed levels I and II of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy training from the EMDR Institute in 1998.
Troubled by anxiety and thoughts that cut you off from others? Feeling shut down, confused, or disconnected due to unresolved emotional pain, trauma, or disappointments? I take an active role to engage with clients so we make meaningful progress and restore vitality and self-compassion in a time-efficient manner.
Please see my website for more information or contact me if you want to discuss working together.
I have provided psychotherapy to clients struggling with a variety of concerns including chronic illness (e.g., pain), depression, anxiety disorders, grief, stress, self-esteem, procrastination, assertiveness, and interpersonal difficulties, in a number of different settings including a university counselling centre, hospitals, rehabilitation centres, and outpatient mental health settings.
I use a unique combination of therapeutic practices based on over 25 years of experience in the areas of psychology, holistic health, and meditation. Among the therapies in which I am trained are Hakomi Body-Centered Psychotherapy, Re-Creation of the Self (R-CS), and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP).
These approaches are based in current neuroscience. When our lives feel “stuck”, we are living out unconscious, habitual patterns, using the brain’s out-dated neural pathways formed in childhood. In our work together, we form new neural pathways that result in living a life of choice rather than habit.