My Journey To Becoming A Counsellor
I’m no different from the clients I see. Like everyone else, I’m human. I’ve been through both wonderful and difficult experiences that have shaped who I am and how I help.
I help those with ADHD and sleep problems because I have lived the challenges of both. Although I wasn’t diagnosed with ADHD until later in life, I always felt different and misunderstood. I often felt stressed, overwhelmed, and inadequate throughout my life. 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 daily tasks were monumental. I had a hard time understanding myself and often felt misunderstood by others. I tried to fit in, but I couldn’t quite figure out why I was misperceived. 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 guiding people toward figuring things out and seeing 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 you 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.
- Collaborate with people to set goals and help them reach them.
- Be flexible on the path of discovering what’s going on.
- Accept people for who they are and in their current life circumstances.
- People who know me often say that I am a good listener who can help people feel heard and understood, which helps people feel seen and start to heal.
Our Sessions Are Focused On You
It’s important to me to provide a non-judgemental space where you can be yourself and ensure that the process is collaborative. There isn’t a “one size fits all” approach to Counselling. Our sessions will fit your specific needs and concerns.
I Embrace The Following Philosophies
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.
Let’s Discover How I Can Help
Start feeling more confident and start living the life you want. Book your free phone consultation today, you can share what’s going on for you, and we can explore how I can help.
My Professional Background
Registered Nurse College of Registered Nurses of Alberta
Canadian Certifed Counsellor Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
Counselling Therapist The Association of Counselling Therapy of Alberta
Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Alberta
Masters in Counselling from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington
ADHD-Certified Clinical Services Provider (ADHD-CCSP) Certification
Certified Mindfulness Informed Professional (CMIP) Certification