Developing new ways of relating to physical and emotional pain is essential. In the process of cultivating skills that improve functioning and coping, I teach people to engage with and overcome painful thoughts and feelings through awareness techniques to develop self-compassion, cognitive flexibility, and build life-enhancing patterns of behaviour.
I personally have been through the process of dealing with a significant sports injury. I believe that my experience, in conjunction with psychology, affords me a unique perspective and understanding of the underlying pain processes in conjunction with the complex nature of the mind.
If you’re looking for help to feel more connected to your child, improve your child’s listening and/or behaviour and overall strengthen your relationship with your child, I can help. I have spent my career working with children ranging from infants to school aged alongside their families.
For the past several years, I have been working in the area of infant and early childhood mental health. I use a play-based, attachment & trauma informed approach in therapy with children and parent-child therapy. I am a Registered Circle of Security Parent Educator.
We are practical, interactive, and solution-focused therapists and we provide support with insight and feedback to help you address current challenges and long-standing issues. With sensitivity and compassion, we can help bring resolution to a wide range of life challenges and psychological issues.
With an integration of methods, we draw from a selection of styles and techniques to incorporate what is most helpful. Together with you, we work to build on strengths and achieve life goals. In doing this, we also emphasize the need for empirically supported and cost-effective assessment and intervention.
Our office is a renovated house which is located centrally with free parking. There, you will feel comfortable in a nonclinical setting. I look forward to meeting you, individually or with your partner and/or adolescent to help you on your journey to a more balanced, richer and meaningful life.
Do you want to live a better life? Is something getting in the way? Or are you feeling overwhelmed, unable to cope? I will help you harness your strengths to move past your issues. I’ll travel along side you considering your hopes, and partner with you nonjudgementally to address your worries. I’ll also help you find the strength to be courageous if needed. Only if you’re ready, I’ll help you take meaningful action, so that you feel better about yourself, your life, and others. Together we will customize your plan for change or implement coping strategies.
At Evolution Psychology, I also provide my clients with a mindfulness approach including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (MCBT). My focus is to assist individuals, couples and families focus and develop healthy relationships while experiencing unwanted thoughts and memories.
Working towards self-empowerment, I help clients develop self-awareness to recognize their beliefs and values in the here-and-now. I assist individuals with mindful self-exploration, tuning in to their personal strengths and abilities and helping them realize and create the life that works for them.
With my 14 years of experience in substance abuse treatment I am pleased to provide a non-residential addiction treatment program. I offer several groups for both people suffering with addictions and their loved ones, as well as services for individuals, couples and families struggling with addiction.
Psychological Assessment is an important part of addressing individual and family needs. At willow creek we are prepared to assess all ages of people with a short wait time for service. We provide follow up service to address the recommended procedures that come out of the assessment.
Our practice has been created toward a vision of healthy development and holistic psychological care. We aim to create “wrap-around” psychological services geared towards helping the individual or child develop a healthy and adaptive set of life skills, in the context of a healthy and functional family and community.