I provide individual therapy services to adults and adolescents (14 years and older).
I believe that the therapist-client relationship is often an integral part of a person’s success in therapy. To help build and maintain this relationship, I provide a nonjudgmental, genuine, and supportive environment where clients feel comfortable discussing the concerns that bring them to therapy. I also take a collaborative approach with clients. This means that I work with clients to combine their knowledge of themselves, experiences, and goals with my clinical knowledge and experience to develop individualized, specific objectives to address in therapy.
I provide various forms of evidence-based treatment to assist clients in reaching their therapeutic goals. As such, the approaches I use have been researched scientifically and shown to result in positive outcomes. The therapeutic approaches that I often use include cognitive-behavioural, dialectical-behavioural, and mindfulness-based approaches, although I use other approaches as appropriate. I also offer cognitive-behavioural therapy for eating disorders (CBT-E), a specialized evidence-based treatment approach for those experiencing concerns related to eating.
PhD, Clinical Psychology, Lakehead University
Member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario
Canadian Psychological Association
Ottawa Academy of Psychology
I completed my pre-doctoral residency in clinical psychology in Thunder Bay with the Northern Ontario Psychology Internship Consortium (NORPIC) providing inpatient and outpatient individual and group therapy and psychodiagnostic assessments. Throughout my residency and other clinical experiences, I worked with diverse populations of adults and adolescents experiencing a variety of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, personality disorders, interpersonal difficulties, stress, and psychosis. I also have experience working with an outpatient eating disorders program providing individual and group therapy, as well as in bariatric settings.
My clinical experience is complemented by the research I have conducted throughout my education, the majority of which focused on body image and eating disorders. For example, my doctoral research investigated the utility of a self-affirmation intervention for improving body image concerns.
I believe in continuing to grow as a clinician and remaining current on therapeutic best practices by attending workshops, conferences, and reading the latest scientific literature.
I provide individual therapy to adults and adolescents (14 years and older) for the following concerns:
Anxiety (Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety/Worry, Phobias, Panic)
Eating Disorders / Disordered Eating
Body Image Concerns
Trauma / PTSD
Managing and Tolerating Emotions