I am a Person-Centered therapist that believes each individual has the capacity for positive growth. I focus on my client’s positive qualities and strengths and help them generate solutions to their problems. I will work with a client to construct a new and better reality.
I utilize brief solution focused strategies, cognitive behavioural techniques, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and sensorimotor work in combination with relaxation and guided imagery. I incorporate an integrative approach that is relationship driven. Through self-evaluation, I assist clients in understanding themselves better. I work with clients to identify their unique abilities and focus on ways to solve problems that arise. I trust in their capacity to find solutions and access their inner strengths. I teach them coping skills and strategies.
A little about me! I was born and raised in Edmonton. I am a wife and mother of 2 adult children. I love traveling, music, art, dance and entertainment of all kinds. I enjoy reading, family, friends, laughing and kindness. I like to go for long walks in nature, practice yoga and do word and jigsaw puzzles.
The greatest piece of advice I've received:
Maya Angelou quote: "Do the best that you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better."
Something on my bucket list:
I would love to travel to Egypt to visit the pyramids.
My top 3 values:
If I was an animal I'd be...
A bird, so I could greet the morning with song and fly above the earth.
I have a day totally to myself, with no obligations. Where would you find me?
Walking in nature.
Besides my work, a special skill of mine:
I create mosaic art out of broken china and found objects.
My Myers-Briggs personality type:
INFJ: The Advocate
Populations I Work With
Adults of all ages
Areas of Practice
Chronic Pain Management
Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Childhood Abuse and Neglect
Life Transitions/Career Exploration
Stress Management & Relaxation
My Therapeutic Modalities
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Accelerated Resolution Therapy