Finding a place of refuge to pursue healing takes great courage and tenacity. I am passionate about helping those who come from hard places to find hope and healing, including those with PTSD, anxiety, and attachment problems. I recognize each individual is unique; thus, my therapeutic approach is person-centred, collaborative, integrative, and trauma-informed. I draw on multiple therapeutic approaches to embrace the diversity of experience and arrive at a plan and style that is best suited for each client. I work with adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families.
We at Clinic Psychology Manitoba are dedicated to working with our clients and patients to improve their overall health by addressing a variety of issues in mental health. We believe in the resiliency of our clients, and believe that we can improve our mental health by being aware of and practicing the small but consistent things in our everyday lives.
Hello and thank you for visiting my page! I specialize in working with unresolved trauma. This can manifest in various ways. Some symptoms include: difficulties with mood, anxiety, relationship issues, shame, numbness & dissociation, feeling lost or overwhelmed, issues with sleep as well as physical symptoms. For over a decade I have worked with clients to understand how their past experiences have and are impacting their life. Together, we work to bring connection, care and healing to the inner parts & places that hold past hurts & trauma. My work is aimed at helping your whole system process, release and move forward safely.
Reaching for help is a brave step. Whatever has brought you to this point, has likely taken a toll. Life stresses build up. Unresolved conflicts and traumas keep showing up and cause recurring issues. You notice patterns: the same argument, or same worry, the same relationship dynamics. Previous efforts to fix the problem have only brought temporary relief. You are tired of feeling this way, of fighting, of feeling alone... You want someone to help you get to the root of the issue and bring some lasting change and resolution. It's my honor to walk alongside you.
I work with adults, children of all ages, adolescents and families. As an experienced clinician, I work with you to explore the many factors that may be part of what brings you to therapy right now. By the end of our first session together, you will have a very clear idea of the goals that you want to work toward, and together we will decide how we will begin to move toward them. I always work together with the client and want to make sure that the pace and treatment method is right for you.
Currently accepting new clients for a short wait list both virtual and in person! We all go through life with different ideas of who we are and how we fit into the world. Sometimes we get away from the person we want to be. I will work with you to create goals that bring you back to the person you want to be. I specialize in working with clients to help navigate complicated relationships within their world. I am LGBTQ+ friendly, race and culturally inclusive and sensitive.
Perhaps thoughts, memories, or feelings about a painful event make it difficult for you to experience satisfaction in your marriage or family or to excel in roles such as parenting or socializing, or cause you to do things you do not like. Perhaps a personal, relationship or vocational situation is causing you distress, or mental health condition such as stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, or addiction makes it difficult for you to pursue your aspirations. Or, perhaps, concerns about managing a situation, the outcome of significant events, or achieving meaningful goals make it difficult for you to fulfill important roles.
We are here to help. Life can be difficult, overwhelming, and /or unclear at times. Talking could help lessen thoughts and feelings which could be disrupting daily activities and life satisfaction. We utilize one or integrate several approaches adapting therapy accordingly and based on client needs. Some areas of experience; crisis work, frontline trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), stress and anxiety reduction, panic attacks/disorder, persons of varying (dis)abilities, acute or chronic illness (e.g., cancer), chemical abuse and addiction, depression, bipolar disorder, anger management, self-esteem, and grief/loss.
Experienced, Metis registered social worker, and child and youth counselor. I provide brief solution focused therapy, from an eclectic skill base that I have spent over 20 years developing, along with life experience. I have experience with all ages especially children, youth. I specialize in behavior modification for: Foster parents, parents, and staff training. I am proficient in assessment for all ages. I am also skilled with various mental health concerns ie- Anxiety. My skill set is diverse, I am a sensitive culturally appropriate counselor.
I am currently accepting new clients (Virtual and In-Person)! I am a registered Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and I received a Master of Counselling from Athabasca University. My approach to counselling is quite straightforward: People are the experts in their own lives, and their personal values hold valuable information about how to overcome obstacles.
I provide a caring, safe and person centred environment. In our busy lives it is good to take time to address solutions for our mind, body and spirit. I work collaboratively with clients, from a strength based approach, and would be honoured to join you on your journey.
I have extensive experience providing therapy and education on a wide range of mental health topics to youth, adults, families and communities. I help people struggling with symptoms consistent with their diagnosed disorders, such as anxiety, and mood disorders as well as those struggling with a compilation of stress in their lives, such as job, family/relationship, trauma, grief or addictions. At times we need extra support and guidance in dealing with life's challenges. I like to build on a person's strengths empowering them to make positive changes, reducing their negative coping and negative thought patterns.
Welcome to Recovery of Hope, where growth, healing, and change can happen for you! We are caring professionals, willing to work collaboratively to address the particular changes you face so you can experience better emotional health and satisfying relationships.
**ONLINE AND PHONE SESSIONS AVAILABLE**Working from an attachment perspective, I believe our past and present relationships are significant. In our sessions, we will explore the difficult experiences from the past and learn about their effects on day-to-day life. Through this process, many clients come to see themselves and their relationships in a new light, which makes all the difference.
I am currently accepting new clients. Life can feel overwhelming at times. Sometimes we can feel so confused that we don't know what direction to take. I will walk along side you to meet those challenges and help you find the next step to heal and grow. I will support you in developing insights into your thoughts, feelings and inner experiences and how they influence you in your everyday life. I believe in the already existing wholeness we are as human beings and I will help you find your authentic self and to live a rich and fulfilling life.
Counselling is a collaborative process that empowers us to connect to and understand self. In the midst of life challenges we often do not realise our existing coping skills. Collaborative counselling (CC) enhances existing coping skills leading to increased confidence to cope with and manage life challenges. At OCS service provision is tailored to each individual within context of presenting life challenges. Throughout the counselling process we begin to understand it is possible to learn to live with life challenges (past/present) differently, over time. CC promotes independence by developing sustainable coping strategies.
Are you experiencing anxiety or depression? Are your relationships causing you distress and worry? Often events in our past continue to affect us in the present. I offer strength based, effective and client centered counseling. I work from a family systems perspective, and believe we are affected by our family history, relationships and experiences, past and present. Clients appreciate my down to earth, common sense approach. I believe that developing a comfortable, trusting and safe relationship is an important part of the counseling relationship. (Covered by FNIHB and other insurance plans)
Throughout our life we encounter many transitions, changes and opportunities for growth and movement. At times we can find ourselves becoming stuck, sometimes repeatedly. Therapy is about change and becoming unstuck by leaning into the discomfort. I believe we innately lean towards wellbeing and at times we require the support of another to meet that discomfort. I look forward to the opportunity to develop a therapeutic relationship with you and work alongside you on your personal journey.
“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” Carl Jung. Life conflicts, trauma, and different kinds of stress can take us away from who we are; which can prevent us from living our best lives. Honoring your story and understanding how all of these hardships can impact your everyday life and your choices and life decisions is one of the effective ways to look inside ourselves. It will also provide you with a clear picture of what you are not satisfied about, what makes you stressed, and if your social relationships work for you or not.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Winnipeg are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Winnipeg then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Winnipeg, or Child Psychologists in Winnipeg.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Winnipeg psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Winnipeg specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.