My theoretical approach to counselling psychology can best be described as integrative. I lean toward approaches that emphasize awareness and compassionate acceptance of personal experience, as a foundation for choosing new behaviours and courses of action. In working with clients, I draw largely from Compassion-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness interventions (e.g., Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy), as well as Emotion Focused Therapy. Throughout my practice, I attempt to tailor counselling to the unique needs, strengths, and cultural background of each client.
Current professional affiliations include: Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), American Psychological Association (APA), Association for Contextual Behavioral Science (ACBS), and Psychologists’ Association of Alberta (PAA). I am also a Registered Psychologist through the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP).