About My Practice

I have 20 years experience working with clients in both clinical and hospital settings. I offer individual psychological therapy to youth (ages 15+), adults, and seniors using evidence based approaches. I use cognitive behavioural and interpersonal dynamic therapies and include mindfulness-based strategies.   I also offer relationship counseling using the Gottman Method.

Cognitive behavioural therapy assumes that people can become more aware of their thoughts, understand how thoughts influence behaviours, and modify thoughts and behaviours to improve functioning.

Interpersonal dynamic approaches examining the connection between current difficulties and relationships and repetitive patterns of relating that can be traced back to childhood.

Mindfulness-based approaches involve the development of intentional, non-judgmental acceptance and awareness of our thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment.

Gottman Method is a research based, practical and systematic approach to help couples understand and strengthen the weak areas of the partnership.  The approach has been proven effective regardless of sexual orientation.  See Couples Therapy section for more information


Is Psychological Therapy For You?

I work with clients to address most mental health issues including but not limited to:

  • Anxiety (including obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety, phobias, and panic).
  • Mood disorders (including bipolar disorder)
  • Maternal depression and anxiety
  • Recovery from trauma
  • PTSD
  • Abuse as a child or adult
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Aging issues
  • Caring for aging parent
  • Grief and loss
  • Adjustment to disability and chronic illness (e.g., MS, diabetes, heart disease)
  • Coping with end of life issues
  • Self-sabotage
  • Self-esteem issues
  • Workplace difficulties
  • Coping with stress
  • Emotional eating

For more information on these and other conditions as well as information on how psychological counseling can help, see the Canadian Psychological Association "Psychology Fact Sheets

What if things aren't THAT bad?
You do not have to have a "serious problem" to benefit from the services of a professionally trained psychologist.  Psychological therapy is also useful to enhance psychological well-being.  Therapy can help you thrive in your career, improve relationships, better understand the challenges you face, live more comfortably with your personal situation, understand your purpose in life, recognize your own strengths or talents, understand why things bother you and what you can do about it, or define and reach wellness goals (e.g., fitness or healthier diet goals).


License
Registered Doctoral Psychologist #394, Saskatchewan College of Psychologists

Education

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Saskatchewan (CPA/APA Accredited)

MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Saskatchewan (CPA/APA Accredited)

BA, High Honors, Psychology, University of Saskatchewan









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This website is for informational purposes only and should not be considered professional advice or a substitute for psychological therapy.