- I have an M.Ed. and a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta in Edmonton (a CPA accredited program).
- I am registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists, the regulatory body for psychologists in Alberta.
- I have worked in private practice for 5 years, as well as providing psychological counselling with local non-profit groups, at an area high school, and most recently at the Mental Health Centre at the University of Alberta. I have worked with children, teens, adults, families and couples with a variety of problems and concerns, ranging from crisis situations to helping people increase their self-esteem.
- The research I did for my Master’s and Ph.D. focused on bullying in teens and teen “upstanders” – students who create positive change by acting to stop bullying instead of remaining a bystander.
- One of my passions is life-long learning, and I continue to hone my training in psychology by attending workshops, training, and professional development opportunities throughout each year.
- I also really like to laugh, and I don’t take myself too seriously. Some clients find they are surprised by the idea that they can have a laugh with me when we are talking together, even about pretty serious things.
- Most of all, I really like people. I feel like I have the best job in the world because I get the honor of connecting with people, talking with them, and helping them to create meaningful positive changes in their lives.