As a registered psychologist with the province of Nova Scotia, I have a broad range of experience working with children, adolescents, parents, and individual adults.
I completed both my Bachelor of Honors and Master of Arts degrees in psychology at Mount Saint Vincent University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Upon graduation, I entered private practice where I have worked for the past twenty-five years. From 1997 to 2000 I was a part-time faculty member at Mount Saint Vincent University where I taught courses in childhood psychopathology and assessment of young children. I have many years of experience working with children who were placed within the foster care system and with families who have experienced family disruption, divorce, and separation.
Over the years I have worked with children and adults who are struggling with personal issues, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationship stressors, anger and behavioral problems. I have a particular interest in working with school age children and adolescents who are experiencing emotional turmoil, peer pressures, family and relationship issues. While I primarily take a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach during counselling, I believe that a client-centered, solution focused approach in therapy is well suited to most of my clients.