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I offer services to address the following concerns:

Depression: Depression is a medical condition involving a combination of a number of symptoms. Symptoms can include a sad mood, sleep problems, low energy, poor memory and concentration, changes in appetite, a lack of enjoyment in life, feelings of hopelessness, thoughts of suicide, and guilt. For more information about depression, refer to

Anxiety: Anxiety can cause a person to excessively worry and have intense fear or avoidance of an object or situation. There are many types of anxieties including specific phobias, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic, and obsessive compulsive disorder. For more information on anxiety, refer to

Grief and Loss: The death of a loved one is a profoundly painful experience. Counselling can help you cope with your loss. Refer to the Canadian Mental Health Association for more information about grief.

Stress: Stress can arise from a variety of sources including the workplace as well as competing demands on an individual’s time. These factors can outweigh an individual’s ability to cope. Stress can adversely affect a person’s psychological well being.

Relationship Issues: Problems can arise in the important relationships in your life, such as the marital or couple relationship and relationships with family members.

Parenting Issues: Parenting is hard work. Sometimes it can be difficult to understand and deal with your child’s behaviour. These difficulties can affect your satisfaction with parenting as well as your relationship with your child and other members in the family.

Life Transitions: Major life transitions can be stressful. Major life transitions include new realities such as divorce, single parenting, a blended family, job loss, caring for aging parents, or a move to a new city.

Adolescent Issues: Adolescence is a time when developmentally, the adolescent is becoming more autonomous while at the same time still requiring a tremendous amount of parental support. This can be a turbulent time for adolescents and their families. For more information about mental health for youth and families, go to Kelty​ Mental Health.


Trauma: A traumatic event is anything that threatens your sense of safety and security. This can result from a single episode event, such as a car accident or from repeated events, such as sexual abuse, physical abuse, or domestic violence. Some people who experience trauma go on to develop symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Symptoms of PTSD primarily fall into 3 categories: Re-experiencing symptoms (flashbacks; bad dreams; and frightening thoughts); Avoidance symptoms (staying away from things that remind you of the experience; feeling numb, guilty, depressed, or worried; loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities; and having difficulty recalling some aspects of the trauma); and Emotional arousal symptoms (being easily startled; feeling tense or angry; and having difficulty sleeping). For more information on PTSD, refer to the Canadian Mental Health Association.

My approach

I believe each person is unique and therefore I tailor my therapeutic style to each person’s specific needs. I integrate various modalities in my treatment approach. I primarily use the following therapeutic approaches:

      • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
      • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
      • EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing
      • Solution Focussed Therapy
      • Crisis Intervention
      • Family Systems Therapy
      • Psychodynamic Therapy
      • Mindfulness and Relaxation Therapy

What to expect 

Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long. In the initial session, we talk about the history and extent of the concern that you are coming to counselling for in order for me to complete a thorough assessment. Together, we will set goals to work on in counselling. Some people choose to come weekly for sessions, others more or less frequently depending on circumstances. Some people come weekly initially during the most acute time of their problems and then taper off services to biweekly or once per month to maintain their wellness.



I offer appointments on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.



I offer free initial 20 minute telephone consultations.

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