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Alberta College of Social Workers - License No. 15662

I hold a Master's of Clinical Social Work from the University of Calgary, and have over six years of diverse social work and case management experience, focusing on mental health with a variety of populations. I am confident in and excited about providing counselling services for clients ages 6 and up to address their mental health concerns and promote well-being. I work with clients with a variety of needs and struggles, including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, different forms of abuse, trauma and PTSD, and relationship issues. I have a particular expertise and understanding in working with women, neurodiversity-affirming practices, and the 2SLGBTQ+ community through the facilitation of support groups and individual support for those communities. My passion and commitment for social justice and the healing of trauma, informs and motivates my clinical practice. 


I am trained in and utilize Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, Motivational Interviewing, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to best support my clients and guide the therapeutic process. Practicing through a strengths-based, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and client-centered approach and with an emphasis on inclusion and diversity, I welcome individuals into a therapeutic, non-judgemental and empathic environment. Ultimately, my goal is to help individuals process their trauma and/or mental health struggles and reconnect and find meaning within themselves and others.

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Specializations with Children, Teens, Adults

5+ years of experience working with children and youth with the following issues:

  • Relationship Issues

  • Depression

  • Self-Regulation

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Grief

  • Perfectionism

  • Anxiety disorders

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

  • Trauma

  • Substance Abuse and Misuse

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Training Experience
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

  • Acceptance and CommitmentTherapy

  • Trauma Informed Practice 

  • Group training 

  • Applied Suicide Intervention 

  • Non-Suicidal Self-Injury

  • Family Systems and Trauma

  • LGBTQ training 

  • Grief and Trauma Training 

  • EMDR Level 1 & 2 Certification

  • Motivational Interviewing Level 1

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