I have completed my PhD. in School and Clinical Child Psychology. I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP), and I have specialized training in child assessment and therapy. I am also a Registered Play Therapist with The Association for Play Therapy (APT).
I have worked as a psychologist, consultant, and mental health therapist in both school and clinical settings. I have also been fortunate enough to gain experience in infant and preschool mental health. I have a very special interest in working with preschool and school-aged children and their families.
I believe that with strong relationships and coping skills, any child can succeed. In therapy, I often use play, art, and sand tray work to help uncover patterns of behaviour and ways of relating, and to help children make sense of their experiences in a way that feels most safe and natural for them.
In addition to working individually with children, I work collaboratively with parents and schools. I help caregivers gain insight into their child’s underlying areas of difficulty, and support them in using therapeutic and behavioural principles to promote child resilience and adjustment.
I use an integrative approach in my work with children, schools, and families. My foundation is always relationship-focused and strength based. As well, I consider not just the individual child, but the surrounding social contexts and the influence it has on child functioning and development.
Please read the Assessment and Child Therapy sections if you would like more specific information on services that may be helpful for your child.