About

I began my professional career in 1988, as a Registered Nurse.  I worked in both acute care and community settings, and found that my greatest passion as a nurse was that of meeting the psychosocial needs of my clients.  Consequently, I completed my Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology in 2000, and then worked in the non-profit sector, offering counselling to people of all ages and with a wide variety of psychological issues.

In 2005, I left the non-profit sector and went into private practice.  This allows me to better balance my professional life with my family life.  When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, my daughters and our dogs.  I also enjoy yoga and spending time in nature.

Certifications and Memberships

Registered member of the College of Alberta Psychologists, (registration number 2882)
http://www.cap.ab.ca

Member of the Psychological Association of Alberta
http://www.psychologistsassociation.ab.ca

Certified Hakomi Therapist with the Hakomi Institute
http://hakomiinstitute.com/directory/directory-practitioners/practitioners3

Education

1992       Bachelor of Nursing, University of Manitoba
2000       Masters of Counselling Psychology, Pacifica Graduate Institute, California
2015       Certificate in Advanced Clinical Supervision in Psychology, at University of Calgary

Professional Development

2004       The Explosive Child Conference, with Dr. Ross Green
2005       Effective Approaches to Understanding and Treating Anxiety Disorders, with Dr. Martin Antony
2007       Emotion-Focused Therapy:  Working with Individuals and Couples, with Dr. Les Greenberg
2007       Relationship Intelligence:  Transactional Analysis, at the Change Institute in Calgary
2009       Get a HANDLE® on Neurodevelopmental Differences
2009       Gottman Couple’s Therapy – A Research Based Approach, with Dr. John Gottman
2010       Insomnia, Depression and Anxiety
2010       Hakomi Therapy training – 2 years of training followed by advanced supervision, with Jaci Hull, lead trainer
2011       Mindful Parents, Resilient Children:  Parenting in a Rapidly Changing World, with Dr. Lee Freedman
2013       Re-Creation of the Self as an Approach to Psychotherapy, with Jon Eisman
2014       Attending to Attachment:  A Mindfulness Based Approach to Attachment and Relationship Repair, with Julie Murphy
2016       Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training
2017       Failure to Launch, with Dr. Randy Paterson
2017       Using DBT to Treat Emotional Dysregulation Disorders, with Sheri Van Dijk
2017       The Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma: Online course (Level 1), with Dr. Janina Fisher
2018       The Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma:  Online course (Level 2), with Dr. Janina Fisher