RPsych (Registered Psychologist)
- Highest Academic Graduate Degree: MA
- Gender: Female
- NSBEP Reg. # R0497
I am a psychologist with over 21 years of practice, both in the school system and in a private practice setting. Through assessment, consultation and counselling services, I am able to provide clarification and support for a wide range of school-related learning, behavioral and social-emotional issues (e.g., learning difficulties, behavioral and parenting challenges, ADHD and mental health concerns such as stress, grief, low mood, anxiety, relational problems).
I am able to uncover and address issues affecting overall functioning such as low motivation, social skills, self-esteem, study skills and time management. Educating clients about their challenges, how to accept /navigate them and feel empowered to self-advocate is a central part of how I support my clients to move forward in a positive way.
Providing personalized, effective interventions that improve functioning at both home and school is paramount to me. Because of my experience in the school system, I collaborate easily with all professionals involved whether they be in school, medical or mental health services. Utilizing my skills in assessment, consultation / collaboration and counselling, I am able to assist with issues that families and their children / teens may face in their journey to optimal functioning.
Most recently, I have been offering alternative techniques, such as mindfulness, alongside a more traditional cognitive-behavioral approach. I have found this to be an excellent tool to reach clients, especially younger children and teens struggling with emotional regulation and attentional challenges.