My Style of Therapy
I help people change their stories and the trajectories of their lives and relationships.
I like to get at the issues quickly, and although I speak in kindness, I do not mix my words; this helps make therapy efficient and effective. My approach is direct and solution-focused. My therapy style promotes relief and healing. There is a focus on change and growth, so new ways of being and experiencing, are not only identified and established but sustained and maintained. People often seek only relief, but relief doesn’t necessarily bring happiness and peace, and rarely creates sustainable, maintainable change.
Change requires change.
The only change you have control over is the change in your future self. Most people who seek relief from relationship struggles, anxiety, or depression are seeking change. Often though, what they want is the outside world to be different. I wish I could change the world for each of these people so that life could be more comfortable, free of relationship struggle, anxiety and depression. But I can’t, so I help them identify how they have accidentally created what they do not want to experience, and how to create what they do.
My Background and Approach
No one can take or give happiness, and only you can use it; First, you must know how.
My background is in Clinical Psychology, Positive Psychology and Transpersonal Psychology. I am a trained Transcendental Meditator, and a registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, and include these modalities in many treatment plans. Additionally, I rely on intuition, knowing, and seeing to help guide me through the therapy process. Approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), from Clinical Psychology, combine well with mindfulness, and a variety of meditative approaches from Transpersonal Psychology. Finally, rather than focusing solely on problems, concerns or issues I focus on, with the help of my Positive Psychology education, what is working, where the strengths are, and what should be built on.
Bachelors Degree in Education from the University of Alberta
Certificate in Positive Psychology from the Institute of Wholebeing
Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist from Excel Hypnotherapy College
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University
Ph.D. (Student) in Transpersonal and Integral Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies
Trained in Transcendental Meditation, Calgary TM Centre