It was back in high school when I first entertained the thought of working in the field of mental health. The following decade brought with it various educational pursuits, life and work experience, and adventures travelling and living abroad. However, that long-standing interest remained.
I eventually took the plunge and completed a Master’s degree in Counselling. I’m glad I did! I work as an independent counselling therapist along with a great group of people at Russell and Associates in Winnipeg. I really enjoy what I do.
I have experience working with various client concerns including depression, anxiety, family and peer relationship issues, stress related to life transitions, and trauma. In terms of demographics, I work mainly with individual clients, ages 13 and up.
Counsellor – Russell & Associates Counselling (2016 – Present)
Volunteer Counsellor – Providence Theological Seminary (2015 – 2016)
Therapist Intern – Conexus Counselling (2013 – 2015)
Student Counsellor – Providence Theological Seminary (2013 – 2015)
M.A. in Counselling, Providence Theological Seminary (2015)
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Payap University (2009)
Certificate in Applied Counselling, Red River College (2008)
B.A. in International Development Studies, The University of Winnipeg (2007)
Additional Counselling Training:
Gottman Method Couples Therapy Level 1 & 2 (2016)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Basic Training (2015)
Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy training (2014)
Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (2008)
Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (member)
EMDR Canada (member)
PACCP (member; Associate Professional Counsellor)
Areas of Interest:
Global Mental Health in low-resource settings
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)