Welcome to my website. I hope the information you find on this site useful in assisting you to select the right therapist for you, a family member, or a friend.
I provide comprehensive psychotherapy and consultation services for children, adolescents, and adults. I have extensive education and training, and have been practicing for over 20 years.
Below, you will find a brief overview of my expertise and experience. You will also find more detailed information elsewhere on this site.
Please feel free to contact me if you have questions or would like more information about my services.
My approach to practice is client-centred, respectful, accepting, and collaborative. I use an integrative and evidence-based approach to practice. In other words, I base my assessment and treatment approach on best research evidence. I also draw from a variety of therapy models so that I am able to tailor my approach to clients' specific needs and personal style. The models I draw from include cognitive behavioural, mindfulness, dialectical behavioural, systemic, narrative, solution focused, and psychodynamic therapies.
I make every effort to ensure that people receive the best care.
I am currently in my 5th year of Doctoral studies in Social Work at Wilfrid Laurier University. My research focus involves examining contemporary understandings of ethical practice.
Research and Publications
I regularly present at workshops and provincial, national, and international conferences where I discuss ways to provide child-centred psychotherapy to children and the current thinking on cultivating ethical psychotherapy relationships. My research initiatives (with R. Mitchell) have examined the effectiveness of psychotherapy services for children and adolescents experiencing complex mental health issues, and the experiences of parents participating in a parenting group support program that I developed. I have co-published a book for adolescents diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
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