I have more than 12 years of experience working in the fields of social work and therapy. After graduating from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, I attended the University of Calgary and completed a Bachelor of Social Work in Generalist Practice. Following this, I completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work with Clinical Specialization. Most recently, I have completed a Clinical Social Work designation within the Alberta College of Social Workers. This is an advanced designation which requires additional clinical hours, supervision, training. and examination.
My career has equipped me with a diverse therapy experience working with a variety of populations. I have worked extensively in addictions treatment; in a detoxification unit, several inpatient treatment programs, as well as in an outpatient addiction clinic specializing in women’s mental health. Additionally, I have worked in the field of domestic violence, as well as in the forensics system. My experience working on acute mental health inpatient treatment units has enhanced my extensive knowledge of mental health treatment across the spectrum. Additionally, my experience in treating veterans and RCMP officers who experience operational stress injuries due to their service, has allowed me to view and treat mental health conditions through an attachment framework and trauma-informed lens.
I am also a wife and the mother of two wonderful children who keep me very busy. In my spare time, I enjoy yoga, reading, gardening and spending time with family and friends.