While it might feel overwhelming and intimidating, beginning this journey is the first and hardest step to understanding and owning your personal story to honor your past, show compassion to your present, and believe in your future.
My philosophy is grounded in being a lifelong learner, which in this work means I am constantly adapting to the needs of each individual I serve in order to meet you where you are in your journey. I do not believe that people are only the sum of symptoms they are experiencing, therefore I practice from a strengths-based, trauma informed lens with a focus on holistic practice, which views you as a part of the complex environment in which you are living.
Much of my therapeutic approaches are based in the Cognitive Behavioral Model to best achieve balance between thoughts, feelings and behaviors. I draw on a range of perspectives in order to achieve results for your unique and individual needs including Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Attachment-Based theories.
I am a Registered Social Worker through the Alberta College of Social Workers. I have been lucky enough to have experienced working in mental health within an array of settings within the hospital, live-in residential treatment programs and in community based not-for-profit organizations for almost 10 years. My area of specialty is working with anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self-worth, complex attachment, trauma, and parent-child relationship difficulties for adolescents, adults, and families.
It is my belief that there is a therapist out there for everyone, so I welcome further discussion about your individual needs to ensure you receive services from someone that helps you feel safe and connected with to help you reach your desired goals.