A Little Bit More About Me
I believe that having strong relationships (with ourselves and others) is what makes our lives rich and meaningful. I provide a safe, accepting, and non-judgemental emotional space for you to be able to talk about your most intimate desires and concerns. I hold a Master’s degree in Social Work, and I have 5+ years of counseling experience in a variety of settings, including inpatient hospital and community in Edmonton. My therapeutic approach draws from various models and strategies to respond appropriately to my clients’ needs. I am committed to providing a safe, trusting and non-judgmental climate where you can feel encouraged throughout the counseling process. My approach is collaborative and I’ll work with you to identify your goals and treatment objectives.My approach is warm, interactive, direct, and solution focused.My work with clients is such that, after session #1, they often leave my therapy room with a sense of excitement for the coming days and the progress they will make.
Licensed Professional Counsellor
Registered Social Worker, Alberta
Designated Capacity Assessor Alberta
Canadian Certified Clinical Supervisor
Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor
License & Professional Association Membership
Alberta College of Social Workers(ACSW)
Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation( CACCF)
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA-ACCP)
Canadian College of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (CCPCP)
Therapies I use:
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) – – identifies and addresses the unhealthy behaviors that cause anxiety unwellness. CBT also teaches healthy coping skills, recovery tools, and strategies designed to assist in the treatment of anxiety disorder, such as containment and fear extinction, to name two.
Behavior Modification – modifying behavior decreases anxious behavior and increases a focus on the joys and pleasures of life. This change of focus emphasizes positive experiences and minimizes anxiousness.
Mindfulness Training – learning “in the moment” techniques that enhance peace and calm, which can counteract apprehensiveness.
Emotional Therapy – understanding and becoming in charge of emotions. Many anxious personalities go by how they feel a lot. Many also fear their emotions believing they can become uncontrollable. Emotional therapy teaches what emotions are, how to be in charge of them, and the correct role they should play in a person’s life.
Exposure Therapy – extinguishing fears require we confront them. But we believe this approach should only be used once a person is well equipped with healthy behavioral and coping skills. Exposure therapy is generally one of the last steps in overcoming established fears, which are common for anxiety disorder.
Treatment specialization includes:
- Depression, Adjustment Disorders
- Cross-Cultural Issues
- Family Therapy/ Parenting Support
- Postpartum Adjustment
- Anger Management
- Relationship Issues
- Work and Career issues
- Stress Management
- Developmental Disabilities
- Young Adult Adjustment/ Transition Issues
- Family Conflict
- Parenting Skills