Welcome! I am a registered psychologist based in Edmonton, Alberta. I know that choosing someone to work with can be confusing and time consuming, but finding a therapist that is a fit for you is well worth the effort! I hope that exploring my website can provide you with the information you need to help you figure out if I might be the right person to help you. Please feel free to contact me with any additional questions you might have!
I provide free phone consultations by appointment.
About working with me
I know that choosing someone to work with can be confusing, so here are some facts about me that can help you determine if we would be a good match to work together!
All types of humans are welcome - I bring warmth and compassion to my work, and strive to create an environment in which you can feel free to tell me anything! No matter what your gender, ability, skin color, religious background, sexual orientation, or baggage: YOU ARE WELCOME HERE.
I am committed to working from a strong evidence base - this means that I keep abreast of new developments in research and I bring a very strong foundation of psychological knowledge to my work.
I am committed to authenticity in my work - this means I'm a straight shooter! I am down to earth and if you work with me you will feel like you are working with a real person - I will do more than listen and nod! I work best with people who appreciate humor and directness!
I view therapy as an active change process - This means that work with me will be goal-oriented and active - this means I often suggest things for you to do between sessions!
My full fee is 200.00 per 50 minute session, but I do offer some reduced fees for those that otherwise cannot afford my services. I make fee arrangements with each individual client, so the best thing to do if you may need a reduced fee is to contact me and discuss it with me directly! I know talking about money can be hard, but we'll muddle our way through it together!
I am passionate about learning, and view ongoing training as a not only necessary but enjoyable part of my career. One of the advantages of working with me is that I invest in world-class training and am constantly upgrading my skills not only through formal training, but also in consultation with other psychologists (and with a lot of reading!).
I received my Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction from the University of Alberta and went on to complete a Master of Arts degree at McGill University in Counseling Psychology.
My further clinical training includes:
- Exposure and Response Prevention (Ex/RP) at the University of Pennsylvania
- Foundations of Exposure course for anxiety disorders through Behavioral Tech
- Foundations of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, also offered through Behavioral Tech, which was founded by Marsha Linehan
- Prolonged Exposure training with Elna Yadin of University of Pennsylvania
I am currently doing training and consultation in EMDR with an EMDRIA certified trainer.
What I do
I work with adults and most of my experience has been in settings where I work as a generalist, which means that I work with with a very broad range of concerns and issues. I have worked with transitional stress and problems as well as specific clinical concerns and diagnoses. While I have experience working with all kinds of things, there are a few areas in which I have invested extra time reading, studying, training, and consulting with professionals who have lots of experience in the area. Please click on the button below to learn more about these.
Importantly, I do not do everything! I do not work with children or developmental disorders, psychosis, families, couples, somatoform disorders, anorexia, sexual offenders, or chronic pain. If one of these is what you need help with I am happy to provide referrals to trusted professionals in my network!