I am a genuine and compassionate person that considers the therapeutic relationship as a key ingredient for people to have a positive experience with therapy. I believe we are all unique and have different life experiences that bring us to therapy, therefore, I don’t adhere to a one size fits all approach to therapy.
My approach to therapy is flexible and personalized to your specific needs and goals for therapy. I have vast experience working with people of all walks of life with the following issues;
- Mental health concerns related to anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, bi-polar affective disorder, disordered eating, perinatal and postpartum anxiety/depression.
- Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- Substance abuse
- Body and self-image issues
- Chronic pain
- Parenting and co-parenting struggles
- Relationship problems
- Grief reactions
- Anger management problems
Education and Qualifications
I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Manitoba College of Social Workers. The benefit of seeking counselling from a regulated professional is that their regulatory bodies ensure its members adhere to a certain code of ethics, standards of practice, competence and continued education.
I hold an undergraduate degree in Social Work and a Masters of Social Work (MSW) degree (clinical stream) obtained from the University of Manitoba. I have completed advanced clinical training and research in perinatal and postpartum mood disorders.
My clinical experience spans over 17 years of working in a variety of settings including adult mental health, school-based addiction services, and child and adolescent mental health outpatient and crisis services.