Welcome

 

Life is beautiful...but it can be hard at times too. Wouldn’t it feel great to have someone in your corner, helping you to feel happier with yourself and your life? That is my specialty!

I can help you to:

  • Shift your negative self-beliefs about yourself.

  • Get unstuck and live a fulfilled life.

  • Feel more confident and have a better relationship with yourself.

  • Heal painful emotions and experiences.

  • Develop more effective living and coping skills.

  • Work through the fear and anxiety that holds you back.

  • Feel more connected in your relationships.

  • Live a more meaningful, joyful life!

As a Psychologist and Happiness Coach for 25+ years, I bring in a warm, caring and confident approach, along with a "toolbox" of effective therapies and lots of useful wisdom to each of my sessions. I love my work and still feel excited to share in the experiences as my clients make beautiful, positive changes.

Registered Psychologist &

Happiness Coach

 
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What Services

Can I Offer You?

I work with individual adult clients who are ready and willing to make positive changes.

 

COUNSELLING FOR:

  • Reducing Stress, Depression and Anxiety

  • Enhancing Self Esteem and Confidence

  • Resolving Trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD

  • Regulating Emotional Disturbances

  • Shifting Unhappiness to contentment

  • Anger Management

  • Changing Unhealthy Behaviors

  • Developing Effective Coping Skills

  • Family Conflicts & Issues

  • Grief Work

  • Getting Your Life Back On Track

  • Healing Painful Emotions

  • Healing Sexual Abuse

  • Life Transitions & Decisions

  • Reducing Negative Thinking

  • Resolving problems

  • Improving Relationships

HAPPINESS COACHING FOR:

  • Improving the quality of your life

  • Learning to live with more love and purpose

  • Achieving Your Important Goals

  • Getting unstuck and moving forward

  • Achieving Balance in Your Life

  • Improving your overall life effectiveness

  • Living a more authentic life

  • Enhancing work, health and relationships

  • Loving yourself better

  • Having more fun and enjoyment

  • Creating a happier, more joyful life

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What is My Therapeutic Approach?

My approach to working with clients involves a recipe of “Science, Art and Love”:

 

Science: I bring in effective, evidence-based therapies and modalities to each counselling session

 

Art: No two clients are alike… so I don’t work in the exact same way with each one. I artfully connect with each client in a personalized way and tap into my creativity to come up with unique ways to inspire positive change that is authentic for them

Love: Bringing out the best in my clients and helping them make positive things happen in their lives is me being “on-purpose”. I believe in my clients and I am in their corner with encouragement and support

 
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THERAPEUTIC APPROACHES and MODALITIES

 

EMDR (EYE MOVEMENT DESENSITIZATION and REPROCESSING):

is a comprehensive therapeutic approach that helps to heal traumas, life-shaping events and negative beliefs that are currently interfering with a person’s ability to function in an adaptive, healthy, happy manner.

CBT (COGNITIVE-BEHAVIORAL THERAPY):

is about challenging negative thought and behavior patterns that are behind people’s difficulties in life to bring about positive changes in how they feel.

SOMATIC THERAPY:

is a form of body-centered therapy that looks at the connection of the mind and body to help with healing and shifting negativity.

ATTACHMENT-BASED COUNSELLING:

is about using the understanding of earlier attachment influences and focusing on emotional regulation in the context of interpersonal and relationship experiences to enhance relationship with self and others.

SOLUTION-FOCUSED BRIEF THERAPY:

involves focusing on a person’s present and future circumstances to find solutions in goal and action-oriented ways.

HAPPINESS COACHING & POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY APPROACHES:

is about bringing out the best in clients to help them lead meaningful and fulfilling lives and enhance their experiences of love, work and play.

What Are My

Clients Saying?

 
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Resources For You:

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Podcasts:

Dr. Marc Brackett and Brené Brown: "Permission to Feel"

Dr. Margaret Paul, PhD: Empower Yourself To Heal Within

John Bradshaw: Creating Love

Series: When You Feel Anxious or Afraid

Videos:

Brené Brown: The Power of Vulnerability

 

TED Talk Series: When You Feel Like You're Not Enough

Impact Theory and Women of Impact

TED Talks on Happiness

Books:

Robert Holden: Be Happy! Release the Happiness in You

Francine Shapiro: Getting Past Your Past

Brené Brown: The Gifts of Imperfection

Byron Katie: Loving What Is

Jeffrey E. Young: Reinventing Your Life

Helpful Organizations:

The Support Network

 

Free Mental Health Support

 

EMDR Institute

Professional Associations:

Psychologists’ Association of Alberta

 

College of Alberta Psychologists

 

EMDR Canada

 

EMDRIA (EMDR International Association)

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