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Trail in Woods

About Me

I worked on my Master's in Counselling Psychology after raising my five children, including identical triplets. I was anything but a stay-at-home mom, volunteering or working whatever part-time gig that would add to the family finances. All along, I have been learning about all things psychological. I grew up with a lot of adverse childhood experiences and spent my early adult years learning how to 'fix' myself and get healthier. When I was able to return to work, the choice to become a psychotherapist was clear. My interest in how we think, feel, behave and adapt has been a constant thread of curiosity. 

I've always been an optimist and when I studied the science behind how we behave, think and feel, I knew that people who were suffering could be helped. Even the devastating effects of trauma are because our mind, body, and heart are piggybacking on each other, making sure we don't get harmed again. Trauma is a learned response and we can un-learn that reaction or learn a new reaction. We aren't the 'damaged goods' like shell-shocked soldiers were treated during the world wars. Research into trauma has given us great techniques that I am excited to share. 

My goal is to work myself out of a job. Peoples' ability to heal themselves will help others to heal. Hope will ripple through families, communities, and the world. It's a big dream but we know that in this time, anything is possible.

Work with me to realize your innate worth and how dynamic you are. The world needs the beautiful YOU.

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Registered Psychologist
Alberta & Nunavut #6323
NWT Courtesy Psychologist License to Feb 27, 2023 #2252-69099

Certified EMDR Therapist

EMDR Consultant-in-Training

Master's of Counselling

City University of Seattle in Calgary with practicum at Third Academy. Thesis was Natural Restoration: Nature Therapy to Heal from Sexualized Assault
Dean's List (3)

Bachelor of Arts

Humanities: Religious Studies & Applied Ethics Minor: Psychology

Studied the nature of religion, what people value & why, and philosophical thought; undeclared minor in health education

Professional Credentials and Continuing Education

The EMDR Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP)
The EMDR Group Traumatic Episode
Protocol (G-TEP)
EMDR Group Resource Enhancement Protocol
Using EMDR to Support Recovery of Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder
The Third Wave: The EMDR Standard Group Protocol, SGP
Preparing Dysregulated, Dissociative, Attachment - Wounded Clients for EMDR
Leadership Series: Culturally Based Trauma and Adversity: Recognition, Definition, and Implications
IFS-Informed EMDR: A Systematic Integration
Healing the Heart and Soul of Our Nation's Warriors: EMDR for Moral Injury
Providing EMDR to Transgender Gender Diverse (TGD) Clients
Online EMDR Group Psychotherapy
EEI Series: EMDR Early Interventions Panel
Making Space to Broach Race, Ethnicity, and Culture Within the Context of EMDR
Treating Gender Dysphoria with EMDR Therapy
We Are Intraconnected: Living Into the Wholeness of Life
Online EMDR Group Psychology
EMDR Early Interventions
EMDR with Eating Disorders & Sexual Shame
Healing Wounds of Addiction: EMDR and IFS, a Systemic Approach to Recovery
The Undivided Self: The Role of Dual Consciousness in EMDR Therapy
Applying EMDR for Acute Addition and Complex Trauma in Women
How to Succeed as an EMDRIA Consultant-In-Training and Approved Consultant
From 1:1 to 1:More Than One (Group EMDR)
Time to Freshen Up: A Review of the EMDR Standard Protocol
General Psychiatric Management of BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder)
Integrating Hypnosis and EMDR in the Treatment of Trauma and Medically Unexplained Pain
Getting Started as a Walking Therapist
Indigenous Canada Course, University of Alberta
EMDR 2.0: An Enhanced Version of EMDR Therapy
Simplifying Complex PTSD: New Treatment Approaches
Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
Level 1 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy 
Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals
Member of the Disaster Response of Network of Alberta impacted by Covid-19
EMDR Therapist
Past Member of Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association
Member of Psychologists Association of Alberta
Vulnerable Sector (Police) Clearance
Brain Story (Trauma) Certification
Red Cross Psychological First Aid Instructor 
Applied Suicide Intervention Training
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
Threat Assessment Training
Basic Clinical Hypnosis Training/ Trauma Protocol
Child Abuse Prevention Training
Past Women's Group Facilitator
Past Triplet Parent Support
Past Parent Crisis Line Support
Past Membership Secretary for C.G. Jung Society of Calgary

Additional Credentials

Red Cross Psychological First Aid Instructor
Paddle Instructor: Canoe Intro Moving Water Tandem

Advanced Wilderness & Remote First Aid

Avalanche Safety Training


Permaculture Design Course

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What To Expect At Your Visit

Guiding You On the Path of Self-Healing

You deserve a beautiful life. Things that have happened to you do not need to weigh you down anymore. If you are not living the life you were meant to lead, I am here to support you. 
We will get to know each other to see if you like my style. A big part of this is about our relationship; you need to trust me, or feel like I can earn your trust. You will feel safe with me and yourself.
We will explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, clarifying the gap between how things are and what you want them to be. 
Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery through self-compassion. I have the tools and professional experience to help you get back on track.
Life is going to get so much better.

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