B.A.(Psy), M.S.W.(Clin.), R.S.W.
Registered Social Worker (SK)
Clinical Social Worker, Approved Clinical Supervisor (AB)
Are you struggling with personal, relationship, family or workplace issues?
Do you feel overwhelmed by stress or that you have no control in your life?
Are you feeling down, have no motivation, or hard time thinking of anything pleasurable in your life?
Are you a parent worried about how too best help your child?
There is hope!
You can find resilience or help your child become resilient.
You can release distress and create more peace and joy in your life.
You can learn strategies that help you call the shots in your life.
Taking the first step can be difficult. Therapy is an investment in yourself. Let me walk with you on your journey to gain perspective, clarity and peace of mind. Together we can get you unstuck from the negative patterns that are sabotaging the life that you desire.
Approach to Counselling
As a Registered Clinical Social Worker, I offer more than 30 years of experience in mental health and wellness, working with adults, youth and children. In my practice, I provide a strengths-based, solution-focused approach, based on best practices to learn how to manage emotions, deal with failure, stress, and worry, and rebound from tough times. Together we can explore your thoughts and feelings, identify barriers and build resilience. I offer a supportive, caring and non-judgemental environment so together we can set goals, develop skills and work towards your desired outcomes.
Specialties in counselling
Addictions – Drugs, Alcohol, Polysubstance, Gambling, Internet, Shopping
Chronic Illness/pain, comorbid disorders
Geriatrics – Dementia, Alzheimer’s, caregiver support
Mood Disorders – Anxiety (generalized anxiety, social anxiety), Depression, Bi-polar Disorder
Behaviour Awareness and Modification
Bereavement – Grief and Loss, Complicated Grief
Crisis/Trauma – Acute Stress, Adjustment Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Separation/Divorce Mediation – Parenting After Separation, Parenting Plans
Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating
Family of Origin Issues
Gay/Lesbian/Transgender – sexual orientation
Military/Veterans – Adjustment, OSIs
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Parenting – teens, children
Post Partum Depression/Anxiety
Workplace Stress/Conflict, Change in the Workplace, Return to Work
Separation and Divorce Counselling
Types of Therapy
Individual – Adult, Child and Youth
ABA – Behaviour analysis and modification
Behaviour Therapies – CBT, DBT, MBT, REBT, Emotional Triage
Solution Focused Therapy
Short and Long term therapy
Play Therapy/Art Therapy
Mediation – family and workplace