I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist proudly based in Medicine Hat, Alberta. I specialize in working with youth and adults to discover their authentic self and heal past traumas!
I have always been a helper. Growing up and in my twenties, I often put others needs and wants before my own because that's the only way I knew how to feed my self-worth. The dark sides to this were unhealthy relationships, depression and anxiety, and trouble practicing my self-care.
My life took a big turn & I found myself as a single mom turning 30; it was time for me to live life! I went back to school, made some great friends, deepened my relationship with family, and worked damn hard on myself! Now, as a woman looking back at 40, and a mother and step-mom to five teenagers and adult kids, I can look back with reflection and compassion on the bumpy roads of my life. It takes a lot of work, and sometimes tough decisions, to be healthy and foster good relationships (& it is a work in progress)!
Because of education, I can call myself a psychologist, but because of life, I call myself a healer. This is my heart's work, and it is an honour to share it with you.
I have over 15 years experience working in the helping profession including the K-12 education system, employment and training consulting, family support coordination, homelessness serving sector, system navigation, intersecting services and needs, family violence, sexual violence, program development, and in the mental health/ trauma field.
I have worked with individuals and families that are impacted by trauma, are living with physical, intellectual, learning, and developmental disabilities, are neuro-atypical, have mild to moderate mental illness, and are affected by transition or trauma in their life.
I am currently registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists as a Provisional Psychologist and have a private practice under the clinical supervision of a Registered Psychologist.
|Yorkville University||Fredericton, NB|
|Masters Of Arts in Counselling Psychology||2013-2015|
|Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society||Edmonton, AB|
|Divorce and Family Mediation- 40 hour||2011|
|Athabasca University||Athabasca, AB|
|Bachelor of Arts- Psychology Major||2008|
|200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training||2020|
|RMPTI Green Stream Play Therapy||2019|
|Assessment of children: Cognitive foundations and applications with Dr Jerome Sattler||2019|
|Ego States Intervention||2019|
|EMDR Basic Training||2018|
|Response Based Practice||2018|
|The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team||2018|
|Counselling Adult Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse||2017|
|Introduction to Hakomi||2017|
|Dialectical Behavior Therapy||2017|
|FETI (Forensic Experimental Trauma Interview)||2017|
|Vicarious Trauma & Compassion Fatigue||2017|
|Trauma Focused CBT for Children||2016|
|Trauma Informed Care (T3 Training)||2014|
|Critical Time Intervention (T3 Training)||2014|
|Ethical Record Keeping and Consent||2013 & 2017|
|Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP)||2013|
|Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)||2013 & 2017|
|Mental Health First Aid||2013|
|California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists- Annual Conference||2012|
|Little Warriors-Stewards of Children Prevention Program||2012|
|Crucial Conversations- Vital Smarts||2009|
|Leadership Conference 2009: The Next Generation- University of Saskatchewan||2009|
|Module I Assessment Component of Employment Counseling-AEEL||2008|
|Module II Individual Employment Counseling-AEEL||2008|
|Module III- Employment Counseling Using a Group Facilitation Approach- AEEL||2008|
|College of Alberta Psychologists||Edmonton, Alberta|
|Member No. 2115p||2016- present|
|Psychologist’s Association of Alberta||Edmonton, Alberta|
|EMDR Canada||Montreal, Quebec|
|Yoga Alliance||Arlington, Virginia|
Registered Provisional Psychologist in beautiful Medicine Hat, AB.
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist proudly based in Medicine Hat, Alberta. I specialize in working with women and teen girls to discover their authentic self and heal past traumas!
I also work with men healing from childhood traumas, transforming from a wounded warrior to starting a heroes journey.