The reason I became a therapist was to help others lessen the time they spend in emotional pain, discomfort, and/or uncertainty. I have spent many years working in the corporate world only to feel compelled to help others overcome problems that were preventing them from living life the way they wanted. I went on to complete my Masters in Counselling. My thesis focused on early childhood messages and their influences in adult decision-making. It was nominated for a Gold medal. It is a topic I continue to research and evolve today.
I view my role as a facilitator in the process of helping others achieve their goals and creating a life that is meaningful for them. I utilize a solution-focused approach to help create effective strategies to achieve the desired outcome and incorporate other therapeutic strategies to help identify what beliefs, thoughts, and/or behaviours are the root cause of the problem(s).
I have worked with individuals on personal matters including depression, anxiety, self-esteem/confidence, parenting, etc., helped couples with relationship/marital issues, coached individuals through work-related problems, provided career/vocational guidance, and helped others to overcome core identity issues that kept them stuck for many years.
I have been described by my clients as being deeply caring and understanding. I give the utmost respect and confidentiality to this work and am committed to helping others create lasting, positive change.