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Counselling


I believe that you are the expert in your story, as such I take a collaborative approach to counselling.

To be effective, I draw from many therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Art Therapy, Solution-Focused, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy and Sandplay, depending on my client’s particular needs. However, my constant is to use behaviour strategies because there comes a point in the therapeutic process where you have to act in order to see lasting change.

Children

I have extensive experience working with children using Play Therapy. Engaging in play allows children to create a safe place to work through a variety of concerns including anxiety, depression, anger, grief and trauma. As children are still developing verbal skills, their natural language is play. What they can’t say with words, they say with play. Play provides a safe psychological distance from the problem which allows them to process and heal. My work with children is centered around play, as that is their language.

“Enter into children's play and you will find the place where their minds, hearts, and souls meet.” - Virginia Axline

Adolescents

Growing up is not easy, especially transitioning into adulthood with so much uncertainty in the world these days. I use numerous techniques, including art therapy, to support adolescents on their journey to becoming the adult they want to be. I also help bridge the gap that might have surfaced between them and their family.

Adults

Life doesn’t stop changing. Sometimes we need to slow down and process what’s going on around us. Adults need support, just like children and adolescents do. What story do you want your life to tell? What’s preventing you from living the life you want to live? Let’s work together to knock down those barriers and be the version of yourself you want to be.

Schools

As I’ve worked within the school system for about 10 years, I’m able to offer psychoeducational and emotional/behavioural assessments as well counselling sessions to students. Further, I can provide consultation services concerning individual and classroom behaviours.

Couples/Marriage Counselling

Couples counselling isn't about solving conflict, as even the happiest, healthiest relationships have conflict. Rather, it's about communicating with your loved one, and healing any pain that's dividing you apart.
Every relationship has a weed. Together let's turn that weed into a beautiful dandelion. No relationship is perfect. But there is perfection in imperfection. Let's rebuild your relationship from the roots up. Reach out to discover the evidence based Gottman Couples Therapy to get your relationship back on track.

Online Counselling

Getting to appointments should not be a barrier to your mental health. As such, online counselling is available to better serve clients throughout Alberta.