I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist with a private practice in central Calgary near Kensington. I am registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists (Reg.# 2762) and I'm a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, including the Clinical Psychology, Health Psychology, Traumatic Stress, and Criminal Justice sections.
I completed a Master's degree and a Ph.D. in a Clinical Psychology Program accredited by the Canadian and American Psychological Associations at the Unveristy of Saskatchewan. My research focussed on key aspects of the psychotherapy process and I maintain a keen involvement in advanced psychotherapy training for treatment resistant conditions and related health problems.
During my tenure with the Calgary Health Region, I provided psychological services in acute psychiatric and outpatient settings for people with a broad spectrum of mental health difficulties, including anxiety, mood, personality, and psychotic disorders. I have extensive experience as a mental health consultant and therapist in primary care settings working with family physicians and their patients through the Shared Mental Health Care and Behavioural Health Consultation programs of the Calgary Health Region. I have presented at local and national conferences on the overlooked burden of mental health difficulties in health care settings and treatment models for more accessible and effective services for physicians and their patients.
Professional Private Practice
My full-time private practice serves most sectors of the Calgary area community. I receive referrals from family physicians, medical specialists, and psychotherapists in the Calgary area regarding a broad range of mental health difficulties, including treatment resistant depression and anxiety disorders, and medically unexplained symptoms. I work extensively with law enforcement personnel regarding operational stress and trauma difficulties, including the provision of short-term treatment services for RCMP members and their families. I am a preferred service provider for Veterans Affairs Canada, providing treatment and disability pension assessments for RCMP members and Canadian military personnel. I also accept referrals from employee and family assistance agencies serving various organizations, such as the Alberta Medical Association and local religious groups. My psychotherapy approach has naturally drawn from the best of empiricially supported treatment approaches, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapies. My accelerated treatment approach emphasizes close collaboration aimed at overcoming internal obstacles so people can resolve their particular difficulties and resume their lives as rapidly as possible.