I am a registered psychologist in the province of Alberta. I completed an honours bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Calgary before completing master’s and doctoral degrees in counselling psychology at McGill University, specializing in clinical health psychology. I have provided psychological services in various settings including private practice, a university psychology clinic, and multiple hospital outpatient clinics. I completed my residency training at the McGill University Health Centre’s Glen Site, with rotations at the Chronic Viral Illness Service, the Psychosocial Oncology Program, and the Balfour Mount Palliative Care Unit. After receiving my doctorate, I completed further training as a postdoctoral fellow with McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, focusing on supporting the psychological wellbeing of individuals affected by cancer.
My practice focuses on providing individual therapy for adults (including seniors) in the broad areas of grief/loss, life transitions, and adjustment. I also offer clinical expertise in depression and anxiety, stress management, coping with chronic and serious illness (e.g., cancer), psychotherapy with men, assertiveness training, relationship difficulties, as well as existential/spiritual concerns (e.g., fear of death, struggles regarding freedom and responsibility, isolation, identity, and meaning in life). According to individual goals and needs, my work incorporates psychodynamic and existentially oriented psychotherapies as well as other evidence-based approaches.
While clinical practice is my priority, I am also involved in many other professional activities. For example, I serve as a research committee board member for the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology. I am also a research affiliate for the University of British Colombia’s Men’s Health Research Program. My work has been presented at numerous conferences and in peer-reviewed academic publications. In addition, I maintain membership with the College of Alberta Psychologists, the Canadian Psychological Association, and the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology.