Registration now open for:
April - June, 2020
I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and over 15 years of experience in education and counselling working with adults, children, teens, and families to combat anxiety and help to reach potential in all areas of life. My practice offers individual and group sessions for managing anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, motivation and goal setting issues, emotional dysregulation, and parenting struggles. I use CBT, DBT, solution-focused brief therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness strategies to help to internalize the strategies you need to thrive.
Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists (ACCT) – membership #2487
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) – membership #10001478
Psychology Association of Saskatchewan
Support That Makes a Difference
Are you looking for inspiration and clarity? I use an array of communication skills to provide counselling and coaching services that give you the tools that you need to find success. In addition to 1-on-1 counselling, I offer a variety of group sessions for all ages. I am also available for motivational sessions/talks for classrooms, groups, and teams in need of strategies for performance-related anxiety. For more information or to schedule a talk, email email@example.com.
Family, Couples / Marriage Counselling
This small group course will help students in grades 9 - 12 learn study strategies, develop an awareness of the triggers that cause them stress related to exams and school, and learn individualized study skills and strategies for coping and preparing successfully.
Support for families and students with academic and anxiety needs at school and home.
These sessions provide a combination of academic planning and coping strategies for your child and family where learning difficulties, ADHD, and/or unique learning styles requires coordination and support at home and school. This planning for your child and family is offered on an individualized basis, including contact with the school (homeroom teacher, resource teacher and/or educational assistant) to provide the student with the structure and consistency that they need to thrive.
Mindfulness-based walk and talk therapy provides a unique opportunity to practice being in the moment while working through concerns. There are many therapeutic advantages to this type of therapy.
First, the rhythmic nature of walking provides a soothing, predictable, and comforting context from which to move into deeper work.
Second, the motor cortex becomes activated with the movement of your legs and arms – this stimulation provides a communication between your brain hemispheres, which acts on a neurological level to assist in the processing of trauma.
Third, anxiety and stress activate the sympathetic nervous system – your fight and flight response. Walking and movement help to decrease the sympathetic nervous system response, essentially decreasing stress on a physical level.
Grades 1-3 Tuesdays 4-5pm
April 21 - June 23, 2020
10 week / 10-hour course
This small group course will provide your child with fun strategies to help understand worry, tackle anxiety, build resilience, social awareness, and emotional control. Your child will learn practical tools to cope with life's challenges, and parents will be invited as well to learn strategies so that you may support your child, and help them to reach their potential in all that they strive to achieve.
Relationships require ongoing effort, communication and compromise. Stressors are inevitable, and may threaten the stability of a relationship. Most relationship problems are manageable if challenges are addressed, poor habits are identified, and the source of the conflict is confronted. I can help you to develop an awareness and understanding of each other's needs, better communication skills, enhanced intimacy, and a way to navigate the rough roads in your lives.
Individual or Group sessions
When there is disruption within the family, whether it be due to illness, loss, transition, divorce, or life stages, the dynamic of the family can change. This sometimes causes stress that interrupts the ebb and flow of normal development to the extent that outside interventions should be called on to return the family unit to harmony again. The outcome can actually be a more positive and healthy path of strength and unity, with everyone ready to face the next challenge that life has to bring.
When people experience severe life stressors or trauma, it often feels like their life is beginning to unravel. My passion is to provide an inclusive environment where I will support these individuals to find their strength, improve relationships, and develop an awareness of themselves as complete and whole.
My specialization will help guide and inspire you to achieve more of your personal, academic and professional goals. I also offer career counselling.
Are you in need of strategies to achieve success at work or school? Would you like to tackle procrastination, social or general anxiety, or depression that is getting in the way of achieving? Are you having trouble in school due to anxiety, rather than lack of ability, experiencing a sudden drop in grades, having trouble sleeping due to worry, struggling with test anxiety in junior/high school or transition to university?
Everyone has the potential to thrive. What stops us can be overcome.
The first step is deciding that you want to make a change.
“You’re braver than you believe,
stronger than you seem,
and smarter than you think.”
Winnie the Pooh
Grades 4-6 Tuesdays 5:15 - 6:15pm
April 21 - June 23, 2020
10 week / 10-hour course
This small group course will guide children in grades 4 to 6 with strategies to explore their thoughts and behaviours related to stressful experiences. These sessions will also guide the students towards emotional intelligence and provide skills to improve resilience. Parents will get regular updates and a chance to learn these strategies to help their child to be more comfortable with challenge, discomfort and uncertainty.