At MRC Counselling, there is an emphasis placed on the unique needs and preferences of each client. As such, a variety of therapeutic approaches are used including Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy. Regardless of the approach used, each client is considered to be the expert of their own lives and capable of making lasting, positive life-changes. Based on this assumption, clients at MRC Counselling are supported while they discover what areas of their life are in need of change and healing, so that they can experience growth, peace and contentment.
I hold a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University and am a Registered Psychotherapist (Q). I am skilled in a number of therapeutic modalities and am trained in the application of EMDR Therapy. While working with others, I maintain a client-centred approach. As a former law enforcement officer, I am skilled and passionate about working with First Responders as they face the various stresses that these occupations can present, including addictions, infidelity, marital difficulties and other mental health illnesses such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). As both a wife and mother of three children, I also work with adults as they encounter family conflicts, parenting challenges, divorce and postpartum transitions. Based on my personal, professional, and educational experience, I have a solid understanding of trauma and its impact on their families and individuals close to them.