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Get to Know Me

   As a paramedic for over ten years I realized a passion for meeting people, and helping them through some of their darkest moments in a caring and compassionate way.  I learned the importance of a kind word, or a supportive listening ear, some of these moments were tender and sweet, and some were much more frantic; however, a calming presence was a crucial piece to ensuring safety and comfort.

After completing my masters in counselling psychology I have the knowledge and ability to do this in a much more streamlined and helpful way guiding people to create their own best story has become my goal.  I work through an existential, psychoanalytic, Gestalt perspective which means that each client will get a unique experience tailored specifically for you.  Together we work to find solutions that you will actually use, as you are the expert on yourself.  With this in mind we work together to understand all aspects of the situation and who you are in order to tailor new skills specifically for you.   I work with youth (12 and older) and adults, and have been trained in a scientifically proven method to help decrease suicidal ideation called CAMS Care for Suicide. 

I specialize in working with people who have experienced trauma, chronic pain, and depression to help build self-confidence.  I feel that it is important to find the right counsellor for you, as we are all unique as well, which is why I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation to make sure that you feel comfortable with me.  This creates the foundation for a successful counselling relationship.

I am sorry you are suffering right now, but it is important to acknowledge that you have taken the first step by searching for help.  This is a big and important first step.  Now it is time to take the second step - call or e-mail for your free consultation.

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