I nurture children, young adults and parents to learn mindfulness methods to move through challenges with me and on their own after our work together is complete. I believe therapy should have a clear beginning and end, so, whatever you are facing, we will work to reach the change you are seeking within a set timeline.
Nurtured Learning is the philosophical approach reflected in all my work. I believe, regardless of the kind of help you are seeking or the challenges you are facing, a nurturing and caring approach is always the best one to take.
Mindfulness practice allows for self-exploration critical to short-term and long-lasting change you seek. Using a deeper awareness of our mind/body connection, mindfulness leads to easier emotional and mental growth. I teach my clients mindfulness practices in therapy. I also offer free Mindful Minutes (30-days of practice) and Mindfulness audios for sale in my store.
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I have been a practicing Psychologist in the province of Alberta since 1999. Over that time, I have worked in a variety of settings including: the non-profit sector; Calgary Board of Education; Specialized School settings; Alberta Health Services; and the University of Calgary.
I am currently a sessional instructor with the University of Calgary and, since 2009, I have helped to teach graduate level courses to students completing their Masters degrees in Educational Psychology. Since 2004, I have also worked part-time with Alberta Health Services in a program that helps train Family Physicians in how to identify, assess, and treat mental health concerns in children and adolescents.
Over the years, I have been an invited speaker at professional conferences and have been interviewed as an expert in Psychology for both print and broadcast media. I am a member of the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA) and I am registered as a Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP).
I moved to Calgary in 1997 from my home province of Newfoundland to pursue an internship as part of my graduate studies in Psychology and have lived here ever since. I consider Calgary to be my “official” home now and I am married with two children.
As a hobby, I enjoy challenging myself physically and have run many 5km, 10km and half-marathon races to raise money for various local charities. I recently became fully certified as a group fitness and a yoga instructor and have been asked to present a course on the effects of exercise on mental illness to group fitness instructors and personal trainers in Calgary. I believe strongly in the importance of a healthy mind/body connection and this is reflected in how I approach therapy with clients.