Mental Health Therapist
I first identified a passion for mental health while working as a paramedic over 22 years ago. This passion brought me into the field of social work where I specialized in mental health. In my various roles in the work place, I have combined my interest in individual therapy and mental health skills development. My current passion in mental health focuses in on Pain Reprocessing Therapy. My own struggles with chronic pain and other health symptoms has led me to find relief looking at neuroplastic pain. The relief I have found from these symptoms has felt miraculous and my hope is to help others on their own journey to become pain free.
I have experience working with Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy, Pain Reprocessing Therapy, Accelerated Resolution Therapy, IS-TDP, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
My focus has been working with chronic pain and other symptoms, anxiety, depression and trauma including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder.
When I’m not working, I enjoy world travel, which includes trips to Europe, Africa, India, Nepal, Thailand, Japan, Central America, Australia and New Zealand. Other interests include mountain biking, competing in triathlons, camping and spending time with my family and our dog Echo.
Mental Health Therapist
Worked for our provincial health care service providing individual therapy, leading groups and teaching skills to clients of various ages.
After completing my Master's of Education I have worked as an educator with the City of Calgary Emergency Medical Services, Dale Carnegie, STARS AIR Ambulance and teaching within the Calgary school system.
Provided advanced life support as a paramedic with the City of Calgary.
Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)
Somatic Experiencing Beginner Level 1
Intensive Short-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy For Functional Somatic Disorders
Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy
Pain Reprocessing Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Brain Story Certification
How to Work with Effects of Trauma
Accelerated Resolution Therapy
4 Day Narrative Therapy Intensive
·Narrative Therapy Outsider Witnessing
Collaborative Problem Solving
Transdiagnostic Treatment for Addictions
CBT for Psychosis
Narrative Therapy Insider Witness Practice
3 Day Introduction to Narrative Therapy
CBT For Sleep Workshop