I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP #5512), a member of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA) and a certified teacher with the Alberta Teachers’ Association (ATA). I have a Master of Education degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Lethbridge. I also have additional training in various modalities of play therapy (individual and child-parent dyad work), and I am working towards certification as a registered Play Therapist.
My approach to therapy is integrative. I practice predominantly from a Synergetic Play Therapy and Child-Centered Play Therapy perspective. These approaches emphasize children’s natural propensity toward growth and support the regulation of their nervous system. I also incorporate Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to meet the unique needs of the children I work with. I have special interest in working children between the ages of 4-14, especially those who struggle with dysregulation and behavioural challenges.
I believe that all children deserve a play therapy experience to allow them to build confidence, explore difficulties, and express their authentic feelings. I recognize the importance of supporting the family system and building relationships so I intentionally collaborate with caregivers to set attainable goals for their children and help them on this journey. I will keep you informed of your child’s progress and regularly check in to see how things are going at home and school.