I received a Master’s in Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University. I have over 25 years of experience working as a Registered Dietitian in hospital settings and private practice with a special interest in disordered eating. Through the years, while working with disordered eating, I have encountered clients with anorexia, bulimia, emotional eating, impulse eating, depression, anxiety, and relational conflict. This led me into further training in psychotherapy to target the underlying psychological conditions. I am a member of both the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and The College of Dietitians of Ontario.
I have been trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT). I work with individuals, couples, families and engage in group therapy. I place high value on building strong therapeutic relationships and being sensitive to the diverse needs of my clients. I do this by using an empathetic, value-based approach to help build upon my clients’ strengths, while empowering them to make meaningful change.
Being both a Registered Dietitian and a Registered Psychotherapist, I offer an integrated approach which allows me to embrace these two disciplines at the same time. I take into account the mind, body and spirit to bring peaceful balance to your life. Wellness is fostered through various evidence-based approaches in psychotherapy and nutrition to help with mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, food and behaviour, body image concerns, disordered eating, gut issues, and more. I will work with you every step of the way to achieve your goals.
I provide therapy to adults 18+, couples, families, and groups. My areas of clinical interest include:
Anxiety and chronic worrying
Grief and bereavment
Low self-esteem and confidence
Relationship and interpersonal difficulties
Health related anxiety
Mental health concerns related to gastrointestinal difficulties
Avoidant restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID)
Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
Binge eating disorder (BED)
Other specified feeding or eating disorder (OSFED)