I work with families in a variety of areas including marriage and relationship solutions as well as providing family counselling and parenting strategies.
I enjoy working with adolescents and early adults regarding relationships and self-esteem issues. I have extensive experience in areas of depression, anxiety, anger, grief, mental illness, chronic illness and life change stress. I have worked with families of individuals with eating disorders to provide better understanding of the recovery process.
I have advanced training in the following areas:
- Marriage and Family counselling
- Level 1 TEAM Therapist
- Level I and Level II EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
- Eating Disorders
- Trauma Debriefing and Trauma Therapy
Philosophy……. I believe that every interaction is a learning experience. The therapist is the student of the client. Every client’s needs are individual for the person.
Areas of Expertise
- Gender Identity Issue
- Gender and Sexuality
- Family Violence
- Men’s Issues
- Grief and Loss
- Illness and Injury
- Family Issues
- Family Caregiver Stress
- Divorce and/or Separation
- Intimacy Issues
- Pre-Marital Counseling
- Eldercare Issues
- Parenting Issues
- Parent/Teen Conflict
- Cancer Care and Support
- Chronic Illness
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
- Situational Depression
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Sexual Assault
- Clinical Depression
- Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
- Compassion Fatigue
- Personal Injury
- Chronic Pain
- Critical Incidents and Acute Stress
- Mood Disorders
- Postpartum Depression
- Bipolar Disorder
- Adoption Issues
- Family and Relationships
- Physical Self-Harm
- Anger Management
- Career and Education
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Sex and/or Relationships
- Cigarette Smoking
- Learning Disabilities
- Career Issues
- Deaf and Hearing Impairment
- Visual Impairment
- Physical Disabilities
- Eating Disorders
- Anorexia Nervosa
- Binge Eating Disorder
- Exercise Bulimia
- Bulimia Nervosa
- Stress Management
- Workplace Issues
- School/Work Adjustment
- Life Balance
- Professional Burnout
- Pastoral Counseling
- Marriage and Couples Counselling
- Internal Family Systems Model
- Person-Centered Therapy
- Relationship Counseling
- TEAM Techniques - David Burns, M.D.
- Systemic Therapy
- Solution Focused Brief Therapy
- Relaxation Therapy
- Group Therapy
- Divorce Mediation
- Critical Incident Stress Management
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Client-Centered Psychotherapy
- Emotionally Focused Therapy
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Brief Psychotherapy
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts (adv.), University of Saskatchewan, 1975
Bachelor of Social Work, University of Regina, 1992
Year 1 of a Masters of Divinity, Lutheran Theological Seminary
Partial completion of Masters of Social Work, University of Regina
Entrepreneur Training with Global Infobrokers
Fifty two week program to become familiar with all aspects of researching, developing and operating a viable business. The first sixteen weeks consisted of intensive training in developing a business plan to use as a guide to operate a successful business.
Clinical Supervision from an AAMFT approved Supervisor (Wilburn Nelson, PhD)
Over 300 Clinical Supervision hours.
Mediation Training, Levels I, II and III.
Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Levels I and II.
Introduction to Hypnotherapy.
Maggie Phillips intensive training focused of hypnotherapy.
Three separate workshops of 20 hours each.
Drug Awareness for Parents.
EMDR Levels I and II.
Emotion Focused Marriage Therapy
Marriage Therapy and the Affair
Emotion Focused Therapy
Gottman Marriage Therapy Workshop
David Burns Workshop on Anxiety and Depression
David Burns Workshop Rapid Recovery Techniques for Depression
David Burns Four Day Intensive Workshop Cognitive Behavior Therapy, level 1 for Certification as a TEAM Therapist.
Bill O’Hanlon Workshop: Solution Focused Ericksonian Hypnosis
The Essentials of HR Law 2011 Canada
How to Communicate with Tact and Professionalism
Managing Multiple Priorities, Projects, and Deadlines
Criticism & Discipline Skills for Managers and Supervisors
Microsoft Excel 2007/2010 Basics
Excel 2007/2010: Beyond the Basics
First Aid, CPR, AED Training
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Regular Hourly Rate: $100.00