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Individual Counselling

I primarily work one on one with clients to achieve their goals and live life authentically

I predominately work with teens and adults but will work with preteens if I am the right fit

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Therapeutic Lens

I practice from a person-centered lens, choosing therapeutic approaches based on the goals and preferences of each client

 

My approach includes elements from acceptance and commitment therapy, narrative therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and others to inform the therapeutic process 

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Trauma Informed

I provide EMDR to help clients process trauma from
the past and present

 

EMDR stands form Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing. Although the name sounds strange, it really is just a framework for which traumatic events can be processed with the help of eye movements (following the psychologists hand with your eyes as it moves back and forth). Following the moving hand distracts the parts of your brain that can interfere with your ability to process thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations connected to a traumatic event

Description of EMDR here
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Neurodiversity-Affirming

I support neurodivergent folks as they navigate social relationships, burnout, stress, and anxiety 

 

What does this mean?  I believe that individuals with neurodivergent folks, such as autism and ADHD, have differently working brains that can impact how they interpret the world. My aim is to support individuals in achieving their goals, and modify my therapeutic approach to align with their strengths rather than using therapy as a method to change the individual to fit into a world that was not designed for them

Research Lens

I have a PhD in Neuroscience and am an active researcher at the University of Alberta, where I work at the Autism Research Centre

 

I have been working for the past decade within autism research, with the goal of understanding how autism may impact the lives of the autistic individual, as well as their families. For a list of my publications, click here (will open a new window)

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