I consider myself a theoretical integrationist, drawing primarily from attachment, psychodynamic, and existential models of therapy. I strive to understand the whole person and will tailor therapy to the needs of each client. My aim is to provide experiences that address core issues while promoting real and lasting change.
I have a keen interest in helping people address longstanding problems that may have gone unresolved in previous therapy. I am very passionate about my job and enjoy the challenge of uncovering the obstacles that get in the way of each person finding their way to a fulfilling life.
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.
working with diverse populations providing services in crisis management, family issues, acute mental health issues, anxiety, and depression, I have developed a unique sense for creating an environment that promotes positive change and growth for my clients. I am also a Certified Yoga and Ayurveda counselor.
I have a passion for working with adolescents & young families. Supporting them in this confusing time with everything from relationships issues, emotional abuse, alcohol and drug abuse , eating disorders and body image. Together we strive to make healthy emotional connections to others as well as a stronger sense of self