Axniety | Depression
I have a great deal of experience working with clients who are experiencing symptoms of anxiety and/or depression. I have worked with clients in all stages of life; including children 10 years and older who are experiencing anxiety/depression at home, or in school, that is impacting their school performance, triggering behavioral challenges, or disrupting family relationships. I have worked with men and women from all walks of life who are experiencing a wide range of symptoms and diagnoses; including those with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), panic disorder, and phobias, as well as those diagnosed with bi-polar disorder. I have also had the privilege of working with women who have experienced significant symptoms of anxiety and/or depression specifically related to their pregnancy, delivery or post-partum period.
Separation | Divorce
I have a particular interest in supporting couples and families before, during, and after a separation or divorce. I coach parents, as a couple or individually, on how to parent their child/teen during this time – including how to break the news of a separation to their children, what to expect from their children at this time, and how to manage the any emotional or behavioral issues that arise. I work with children/teens to process the complexities of emotions they experience following their parents’ separation – and work all members of the family to negotiate the challenging logistics of two single parents, and two homes; this includes working with the family as one parent begins to date again and/or decides to remarry.
Faith | Spirituality
I have dual training – in psychology and theology. I have extensive training and experience in spirituality, health and healing and have a deep passion for working with people who are struggling in their own faith/spirituality, who have been wounded by their religious/spiritual community or are addressing issues bound up with their spiritual or religious life. I work with those of all spiritualities, faiths and religions as well those with no particular affiliation. I also provide specialized Christian counselling for those who interested in that specialty. I approach all clients seeking this kind of support with the greatest respect for their own religious/spiritual commitments and experiences, and in accordance with the letter and spirit of my own professional ethical guidelines.