As a therapist, I bring forth the qualities of curiosity, compassion, creativity, the ability to utilize flexible techniques and strategies, humour, relational connectivity, and presence. I am committed to my client's on-going growth and empowerment.
I support families, children, adolescents, and adults in their healing journey’s through the use of both evidence-based, and evidence-informed practices. I am dedicated to creating a safe therapeutic relationship that honours, respects and gives voice to painful experiences. I believe everyone has the ability to heal and discover that even one's vulnerabilities often unveil innate personal strength and resilience. My therapeutic approach is holistic and directed by the needs of the clients I support. I utilize EMDR, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Sandtray and Play Therapy modalities. I work with a broad range of issues including developmental trauma/complex trauma, post traumatic stress, traumatic grief, parenting, self-esteem, body-image, shame, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and challenging family or life circumstances.
My clients have been my greatest teachers. Over the past 17 years, I have come to realize that there is no magical therapeutic intervention that addresses every concern or challenge. Important perspectives that influence my work include the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics , Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Internal Family Systems Therapy, and Sandtray therapy.