Registered Provisional Psychologist
I grew up in Lethbridge and have been privileged to raise my young family in this amazing community as well. Working with children has always been my passion; my experience ranges from babysitting in my younger years, to a Child and Youth Care Worker in a residential treatment facility, to a middle and high school counsellor, and everything in-between. I obtained my BA in Psychology/Sociology in 2002 and have recently obtained my Masters of Counselling from Athabasca University after years of raising my family and working for my family business.
My interest in working with youth revolves around witnessing the amazing resilience we as human beings can demonstrate. It is my goal to give each unique client my undivided attention and help them rise to the potential they are capable of. I enjoy working with youth from different backgrounds, however the common themes I work with revolve around depression, anxiety, body image, self-harm, and grief and loss.
Through my time as a school counselor, I also became passionate in forming a positive relationship with parents. As a parent myself, I realize it is a vulnerable position to be in, and thoroughly enjoy walking parents through the process of supporting their children to reach their full potential.
Another passion I have is working with adults who have experienced grief/loss. Grief is a complicated and ongoing process and I enjoy helping others navigate through the ups and downs of the process.
I believe there can be growth alongside adversity and my practice largely focuses on solution-focused dialogue while exploring how past success can influence future success. I also rely on strategies to give my clients a different worldview on situations when they are stuck in their own thoughts. I am a firm believer in having a strong working connection with my clients and look forward to taking a journey of reflection and growth together.