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My Approach

Prior to starting my private practice, I worked for over 15 years at various social service agencies with a primary focus in the fields of substance abuse and mental health.  I have worked with women, men and youth to support them in developing more effective coping strategies and in re-establishing lost connections with themselves and their loved ones.  Through this work, I have gained an understanding of individuals unique processes and developed an ability to support people in making meaningful change. 


For as long as I can remember I have been aware of other people's emotions.  I have always wanted to support people with the challenges they face in their lives.  This fueled my desire to obtain my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Certificate in Substance Abuse Counselling, and finally a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology.  


My focus, in my work, has been supporting each person by acknowledging their unique experiences and their struggles with life circumstances while inviting them to explore new ways of coping.  It is my belief that connecting people to their bodies, using techniques such as breathing, noticing sensations, and noticing how sensations are linked to feelings often provides insight.  I see the body as a powerful resource which can assist in working through emotions. 


There are many ways to approach a counselling session, some of the therapeutic practices I use are: solution focused therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, emotion focused therapy, self regulation therapy, and mindfulness practices.  My training and background allow me to support people in making sense of their experience and gain resources to navigate their lives.

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