What I do
Eating Disorders, Anxiety, Peak Performance, and Female/Teen Development
Populations I work with
Children (10+), Teens, Adults, Small Groups, and Teams
Interventions I use
EMDR, Clinical Hypnosis (Level 2), Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Get to know me
Since I can remember, I have always wanted to be involved in the sport and performance community in one way or another. I was always involved in sports growing up and it all began on the ice! I was a competitive figure skater at The Royal Glenora Club before deciding to transition to various other sports at competitive levels including soccer, volleyball, lacrosse, and handball. In school, I remember stumbling into drama and found a passion for being on stage and helping out behind the scenes on productions both large and small.
Once I found psychology in my undergrad, I knew this was the path for me. During that time, I reflected on my experiences as an athlete and performer and how psychology could have helped me bring my game and performances to the next level. I realized that the power of psychology is much needed in these types of communities. Like many of my clients, I remember experiencing low self-esteem, fear of making mistakes, and constantly comparing my performance to others. I found myself creating goals that aligned with what people wanted me to do instead of what I wanted to accomplish; which were often unattainable and just exhausting.
These common experiences are rooted in my philosophy as a sport and performance psychologist. I believe that we should all have the skills and tools to be successful and resilient while finding your voice. I believe that confidence and self-esteem are important in our lives and that our goals should be consistent with our own desires. I work from a holistic perspective and hope that even though the skills we work on may be sport-specific but that you can adapt those skills to work in other areas of your life. My goal as a sport and performance psychologist is to help change sport and performance culture to be a more healthy community while also reducing mental health stigma.
Direct billing is available for the following providers: Medavie, Blue Cross, Greenshield, NIHB and Telus eClaims.
Client-reimbursed coverage is available through almost all other insurance companies. Please check with your provider before booking to verify coverage of credentials.
Includes a variety of introductory and in-depth sessions that can be customized for your team or group's individual needs.
Price include the use of our team room in our Sherwood Park clinic. Additional travel fees may apply if your team wishes to hold the sessions at an alternate location.
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