Introductions are always a bit stuffy, aren't they? I'll do my best to sum up my professional experience here.
To get the formalities out of the way, I completed my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University in 2020. After that, I went on to study addiction and mental health at Dalhousie University, then psychoanalysis fundamentals at the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Currently, I am working toward my Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) from California Southern University.
I started my work in mental health in a neurofeedback clinic for veterans in 2017, then in 2020, I opened my own practice as a Licensed Counselling Therapist back in New Brunswick, and overall it's been a wonderful past six years.
Here in Alberta, I work between public and private practice. I work in private practice at Strathearn Psychology, you can find my contact information on the Home page to contact me. In public practice, I work mostly with queer and trans* newcomers and refugees facing persecutory and migration trauma at the Edmonton Mennonite Centre for Newcomers.
I say that I practice psychodynamic and cognitive approaches - technically, I would consider myself to come from the school of cognitive analysis - I believe it's important to look at our past attachments, how they shape our present, and how it helps form our relationships with others. I think there's a great deal of power in exploring all of those past relationships, recognizing their contributions, and knowing that that the patterns we formed to protect us might not be so useful anymore.