cI am a Licensed Psychologist (CPNB #537). I hold an M.A. in Psychology from McGill University. My undergraduate credentials include a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honours Equivalency) from the University of New Brunswick. A native of Fredericton, I returned to the capital region in 2010 to work in the public sector with children and adolescents. I have worked in a variety of treatment settings including university counselling services, the education system, hospital outpatient program for adult psychiatric patients, hospital inpatient psychiatry, and private practice. I also have extensive experience providing assessment services for clients coping with a range of psychological problems (e.g., diagnostic assessments, personality assessments, ADHD). This breadth of experience has allowed me to develop a high level of competence in working effectively with people who are struggling with an array of psychological issues and conditions with considerable complexity.
I specialize in treating people of all ages experiencing primary mental health problems. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to anxiety disorders (OCD, PTSD, childhood onset anxiety), mood disorders, personality disorders, self-injurious behaviour, work-related stress/burnout, childhood/family issues and LGBT concerns.
I have expertise in issues related to transgender health and am a member of the Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health (CPATH). I am also a founding member of the NB Transgender Health Network. I especially enjoy working with gender nonconforming youth and their families.
My therapeutic approach is integrative, which means I try to find the treatment approach that will best suit the individual needs of my clients. I believe that a comprehensive approach is required to truly understand and meet the needs of each person I see. My approach in psychotherapy may include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Existential/Interpersonal Psychotherapy.