"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful
than the risk it took to blossom."
- Anais Nin
My life continues to be enriched by the people I meet and the conversations we have. I believe that it is through relationships that we come to know and value ourselves, and I emphasize the therapeutic relationship as a foundation for healing, growth, and change. You can expect me to be authentic, genuine, and respectful, as I come to understand the nuances of your experience. I hope to emphasize your strengths, values, and inner wisdom to facilitate clarity, growth, and change.
I have supported individuals with a variety of concerns, backgrounds, and circumstances in post-secondary, medical, community, and private practice settings. I welcome diversity and take care to approach this healing work with cultural responsiveness. My approach is driven by your needs, is informed by mental health research, and draws from humanistic, narrative, constructivist, and solution-focused frameworks. I welcome any questions you have about my background or about my approach to counselling.
I am a registered psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists who has completed Masters-level education in counselling psychology. I am also a member of the Psychologists' Association of Alberta. I am a published author and a lifelong learner, currently back in a post-secondary setting facilitating the learning of future counsellors.
Aside from counselling, I enjoy connecting with family and friends, travelling, spending time outside, reading, doing yoga and ballet, and sipping cups of tea. I welcome the opportunity to get to know you.
What To Expect
Deciding to begin counselling with a psychologist is an important decision. For some people, beginning therapy can be a relief. For others, it may be uncomfortable to open up to someone new. We all experience occasional difficulties navigating life’s challenges, and there can be times we feel especially stuck and discouraged, and we need some extra support. Counselling is an opportunity to talk about concerns in a respectful, confidential, and professional setting.
Considering counselling shows that you have the courage and awareness to recognize you may need some additional help. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you’re at and by exploring options to support you in meeting life’s challenges. Should you decide to engage in counselling, the growth and change you experience will depend on how you use the counselling process and bridge counselling conversations into your life.
Because each person is unique, with different concerns and goals for counselling, the experience will vary depending on the individual. I will support you in sharing your concerns and how these concerns are affecting you. This may include discussing the personal history that is relevant to your concern. Not only does this help me understand what you are experiencing, but it can also be helpful to you in gaining insight into your situation. I then work with you to minimize the influence of the problem in your life. Change can be difficult, so the speed at which change takes place will be up to you.
Fees are $200 per 50-minute session, based on the current fee schedule of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta.
Fees are billed at the beginning of each session.
Accepted payment includes cheque, email money transfer, or cash.
Please contact your insurance provider with questions about policy coverage (referencing my credentials as a registered psychologist).
Costs & Coverage
Resources - links below
Immediate Mental Health Support in Calgary
all at no charge
Information About Therapy & Mental Health
I would love to answer any questions you may have, however, I am often with clients and am not able to answer the phone. I encourage you to leave a voicemail and I will return your call.
You can also contact me by email.
**Presently offering sessions via telepsychology,
with limited in-person appointments available,
depending on your needs and preferences.**
5005 Elbow Drive SW, Suite 209
Calgary, AB, T2S 2T6
Parking: free two-hour lot and street parking
Transit: bus route 3
Accessibility: office on second level, accessed by stairs or elevator