Since graduating with my Masters Degree in 2001, I have worked in public mental health and in private practice. My area of practice is with adults. I specialize in the assessment and treatment of trauma-based disorders, such as Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and dissociative disorders. I work with people with a range of problems and backgrounds, including but not limited to: first responders, childhood abuse, sexual/physical assault, military trauma, and motor vehicle accidents.
My style of therapy is client-centred and collaborative. My treatment approach is integrative. I am trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR). Each are effective treatments for trauma-based problems. I am trained in the Theory of Structural Dissociation of the Personality (TSDP) and apply that when treating dissociative disorder. I also recognize the significance of early attachment in the treatment of many problems, including complex trauma and dissociative disorders.
I am a service provider for Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) and the RCMP. I provide diagnostic assessments and assess functional impairment regarding operational stress and injury.
I also treat depression, anxiety, grief/loss, self-esteem problems, and work-related problems. I work with individuals who are on leave from the workplace to help improve overall functioning and assist in the return-to-work process.