I am a Registered Psychologist (she/her) who specializes in working with children, youth, young adults, and parents. I received my Ph.D. in School and Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Alberta in 2020, and completed my pre-doctoral residency in Clinical Psychology with the London Clinical Psychology Residency Consortium in London, Ontario. I have trained and worked in a variety of clinical settings in Alberta and Ontario, including community mental health agencies, youth residential treatment, children’s hospitals, schools, and private practice. In addition to my work providing assessment with Nexus Psychology, I am also privileged to work for the Hinton Indigenous Friendship Centre.
I currently divide my time between Edmonton, AB and Hinton, AB, and am pleased to offer services to those living in the West Yellowhead corridor. I work primarily with individuals presenting with neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ADHD, FASD, Intellectual Disabilities, learning disabilities), anxiety and mood disorders, developmental and complex trauma, and parent-child relationship challenges.
It is important to me that my clients feel seen, heard, and understood. I strive to be collaborative and empowering in my approach to assessment and treatment. My goal is to understand every individual holistically, and within the context of their broader social environments, relationships, and histories. I believe that all people are capable of growth and change. I think that even “maladaptive” or negative behaviours can be seen as just trying to get our needs met. I believe that we are all just doing our best to adapt to our challenging world as best we can, and that we do well when we can. I believe that every person has innate strengths and capacities that can be built upon, though I do not discount the importance of acknowledging and addressing challenges. My work is also trauma- and attachment-informed. You can expect that I will try to understand you (or your child) from this perspective, and that to help, I will recommend interventions that include individual, relational, and environmental components.