Individual, couple and family counselling, to address stress management, anxiety and depression, conflict, relationship breakdown, life transitions and support for caregivers. Models used include Cognitive Behavioural and Narrative Therapies, Solution Focussed Therapy.
Play-based therapy for children addressing anxiety, depression, and adjustment to separation/divorce. Effective strategies are provided for those dealing with chronic pain. I can direct people to find solutions via useful resources online or in the community.
I have particular skill to work with multihome and blended families. I am trained in Family Mediation related to separation/divorce, parenting plans, custody/access, estrangement, and family reconciliation. I conduct professional assessments and make recommendations for custody/access, as well as children’s views. Assessments are thorough and professional.
Conveniently located near downtown Guelph. Free parking. Daytime and evening appointments.
Healing the hearts of individuals, couples and families is at the heart of my practice. I love to support & help you build and nurture healthy, positive relationships, resolve painful issues in your past or present, and identify what you want in your life and how you can make it happen.
I love helping you recognize & develop your strengths, improve your relationships, and resolve situations or issues that may be hurting you or your loved ones. Helping military spouses & families thrive within the culture of military life is an important part of my practice. A wealth of life experience combined with clinical training & expertise give me a deeper understanding of your needs and how to best help you. Building a comforting and encouraging therapeutic relationship with you with respect, compassion, and a down-to-earth approach is my foundation for helping you and your family achieve positive growth and change.
Do you have a child who is defiant, acts impulsively, or struggles to show self-control? Is anxious, withdrawn, or depressed? Struggling socially or in school? Having difficulty adjusting to a stressful life experience? I primarily work with young children (2-10 years old) who are experiencing behavioral, emotional, psychological, and/or relational problems that are interfering with their functioning at home, school, and/or other settings. I believe strongly in the role that parents/caregivers and families have in the lives of their children and like to involve them as much as possible as I work with children.
As a Registered Play Therapist, I have received additional training, experience, and supervision in counseling children. Play therapy provides a developmentally-appropriate approach for counseling children. Kids often struggle to express themselves verbally and may not respond well to traditional counseling methods that are often geared to adults.
Had enough? Give me a call when you’re ready to find rest, reboot your heart and mind, and strategize about the next steps in creating a healthier existence. As someone who has found myself at the crossroads more than once, I’d by honored to provide caring guidance as you figure out what change looks like. My goal is to provide a safe place where feelings can be explored and suggestions be considered, without any judgement or pressure. A good therapy session will be one where you feel heard, valued, challenged, and empowered. Nights and weekends available.
I’ve had the unique opportunity to wear a lot of hats in my life, including mother, police officer, and psychology professor. These have given me a soft spot in my heart and unique expertise to work with law enforcement, first responders, parents of infants, empty nesters, and college students.
Considering the first steps towards making lasting changes takes courage, especially if you’re not one to ask for help. It can get easier. I am an experienced counsellor who can help you identify and work through your challenges, allowing you to become a stronger and more confident person.
I am currently accepting new clients and offer both daytime and evening appointments. I also conduct telephone sessions if you live outside the city or have trouble getting to my office regularly. Extended health benefit plans often cover the fees of Registered Social Workers. Connect with me today and take the first step.
I specialize in the areas of conflict-resolution, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, anger management, and trauma abuse and recovery.
I believe that taking our whole selves into account is crucial to the counseling process. I love to integrate faith into how we think, live, and engage with others.
Life can be challenging, whether planned or unexpected. Trauma and loss can sometimes be overwhelming as we learn to navigate those life stressors. Careers and relationships can require attention and children are learning their way in this world. In working with an individual, couple or family, I offer an approach that values your experiences and strengths while supporting you to develop new skills and empower change. Making that first call demonstrates that you are motivated to make a change and that is an act of courage.
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.