“No person [child] is an Island”- John Donne
I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists (#5392); and am empowered by my strong desire to help my community. My counselling experiences include working in various community mental health settings, including acute psychiatry at Alberta Health Services.
My treatment approach is integrative, holistic, and client-centred. I have a special interest in working with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, self-worth concerns, communication/social skills, and communication within the parent-child dynamic. I also employ CBT, Solution focused, mindfulness and spiritual principles supported by modern psychology’s latest research understanding of our cognition, behaviors, and emotions.
My current focus is sharing the knowledge of psychology via psycho-educational workshops (small virtual groups). However, I also work 1-1 with children in individual sessions.
I have a special interest in working with the children ranging from 10-17 years old. Along with working individually with children, I believe it is vital that the parent(s)/primary caregiver be involved in the process with their children. Caregiver’s involvement in the process can be very crucial to the development of their child’s mental and emotional resilience.
These psycho-educational workshops are a way to empower caregivers using scientific knowledge conveyed in an understandable manner. Think—classroom style learning. These types of workshops are brief, easy, and great opportunities to learn about a topic related to mental health, parenting styles, emotions, or behaviours.
Everyone is welcome! Parents, caregivers, family members, teachers, and whoever wishes to learn more about scientific information to help improve the dynamics of parenting, and/or learn about topics such as anxiety, depression, parenting styles, attachment styles, CBT, DBT, etc. The schedule (typically weekends) for the workshops will be displayed and updated as they become available.