"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Maya Angelou

Working Together

Everyone can benefit from counselling. Working with a therapist can help you reduce anxiety, work through challenges, sleep better, heal emotional wounds, grow your circles of support, and hopefully, feel happier. Psychotherapy can help you address old wounds, and support current challenges like pregnancy and parenthood.

Counselling is a relationship based on specific rights and responsibilities. In this relationship, we'll work together to create a structure of safety that enables you to take risks and make positive changes in your life.

You are the expert in your life. It is my honour to help guide your journey into self-awareness and positive change.

I believe the relationship between client and therapist is the foundation of good therapy. In our work together, I will sometimes draw our attention to the progress of our own relationship. Professional colleagues would call my approach relational (“psychodynamic” and “attachment-based”).

You will find my approach flexible and eclectic—it’s all about finding what works best for you. Our sessions may draw on  a variety of techniques, including exploratory conversations, awareness exercises, visualization, sandtray, writing, drawing, and explorations of your strengths and resources. We’ll also use tools and practices to help you achieve mindfulness—a calmer state of awareness of your strongest emotions.

You may choose to take advantage of my training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). This innovative technique is helping many people recover from post-traumatic stress. Others find that it's a helpful tool for overcoming different kinds of challenges.

Many clients who choose me as their therapist are dealing with the consequences of recent or historical trauma. Most clients worry that their nightmares, their flashbacks and other symptoms, indicate that they are "crazy". I can help to normalize these experiences and also help you to find some peace.

Pregnancy, birth and transitions into parenthood are some of the most intensely emotional experiences we can have. They are shaped by our family histories, current relationships and unforseen challenges along the way. At the best of times becoming a parent can feel like visiting another planet!! I would be honoured to help support you along the way. 

I provide services to adult men and women, First Nations, Inuit and Metis clients, and clients who are members of LGBTTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgendered, Transsexual, and Queer communities).