My Journey To Becoming A Counsellor
I’m no different from the clients I see. Like everyone else, I’m human. The experiences I have been through have shaped who I am and how I help.
I’m passionate about helping people better understand ADHD and sleep problems. Although I wasn’t diagnosed with ADHD until later in life, I always felt different and misunderstood. I often felt stressed, overwhelmed, and inadequate. I worked hard to develop time management and organization. Still, the inability to maintain the systems I had in place often made me feel that my life was upside-down and frustrated by daily tasks. I had a hard time understanding myself and often felt misunderstood by others. My life experiences are what led me to become the Counselling Therapist I am today.
Helping People Gives My Life Meaning
Being a Counselling Therapist is fulfilling. I love helping people overcome obstacles and see them finally get the life they want. The most rewarding thing about being a Counselling Therapist is giving hope when people feel hopeless. I am committed to supporting and empowering my clients to make changes.
I Have A Genuine Interest In Others
I bring an open, non-judgemental presence to sessions and have a natural ability to uncover what’s under the surface. People who know me often say that I am a good listener who can help people feel heard, accepted and understood. I work hard to accept people for who they are regardless of their current life circumstances.
Our Sessions Are Focused On You
It’s important to me to provide a non-judgemental space where you can be yourself. I want to ensure that the process is collaborative because there isn’t a “one size fits all” approach to Counselling. Our sessions will fit your specific needs and concerns.
I believe therapy should address the person as a whole – their mind, body, and spirit. I believe that sometimes small steps in the right direction end up being the biggest steps in the end.
Discover How I Can Help
Start feeling more confident and start living the life you want. Book your free phone consultation today, we can explore a better path forward.
My Professional Background
Registered Nurse College of Registered Nurses of Alberta
Canadian Certified Counsellor Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
Counselling Therapist The Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta
ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP) Certification
Certified Mindfulness Informed Professional (CMIP) Certification
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alberta
Masters in Counselling from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
Intensive Training: Mindfulness Informed Professional Certification Course
Evidence-informed Sleep Solutions for Clinicians Working with Teens and Young Adults
Effective Treatment Strategies for People with PTSD & Insomnia with Colleen Carney
Treating Sleep Problems: A Transdiagnostic Approach Book by Alison G Harvey and Daniel Buysse
Mindfulness for Adult ADHD: A Clinician’s Guide Book by Lidia Zylowska and John Mitchell
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Adult ADHD: Targeting Executive Functioning Book by Mary Solanto (CBT ADHD)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Training: Master the Core Skills and Competencies of CBT
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Insomnia (CBT-I): Evidence-based Insomnia Interventions for Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Pain, & more
Certified ADHD Professional (ADHD-CCSP) Intensive Training Course: Evidence-Based Strategies for Managing ADHD Across the Lifespan
Dr. Sue Johnson Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT): Attachment-based Interventions to Treat Trauma, Anxiety and Depression
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
Trauma Conference: The Body Keeps the Score Trauma Healing with Bessel van der Kolk
Dan Siegel on Attachment, Trauma & Psychotherapy: Neural Integration for Resilience & Well-Being
Brain Story Certification
Indigenous Awareness and Sensitivity Certificate
Level 1 & 2 Health Change Methodology
Licensed Craving Change Clinician