I am a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist that has been specializing in an evidence-based integrated psychotherapy for over 20 years, in various capacities and settings. I hold a doctoral degree and masters degree in Counselling Psychology with extensive experience, and training, in EFT, CBT, MBCT and Trauma Therapy. I deliver my services, only online at this time, with care and compassion, in a well-informed manner, intuitively working with clients to address areas of their life that require attention.
My personal mission is to help people foster their mental health and wellbeing though neuroscience supported mental health literacy and compassionate psychotherapy. Positive mental health is an integrative process considering the mind, body and spirt. Fostering mental health involves utilizing interventions that change both the neurobiology of your brain, and change your mind about the nature of psychological health. You are not broken, you are in transition, you are learning. Let’s change your mind together!
This is my Changing Minds Project mission.
- EdD Counselling Psychology – University of Toronto
- MEd Counselling Psychology – University of Lethbridge
- BA Psychology – University of Calgary
My Professional Licensing:
My Professional Psychotherapy Modalities – The Highlights:
- Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Relational Psychotherapy
- Trauma Therapy – Doctoral Internship at Women’s College Hospital
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) – Qualified Facilitator
- Koru Mindfulness Meditation – Certified Teacher
More Professional Information:
I am currently a Technical Committee Member for the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) new Post-Secondary Student Mental Health Standard. The standard will be released in June 2020. This has been an incredible opportunity for me to use and share my 24 years of professional mental health experience to have a positive impact on the future of campus mental health.
I had the incredible opportunity to design and run a pilot campus mental health research project in the 2018-19 academic year at Mohawk College. I wanted to explore further, through a bio-psycho-social lens, how participation in campus events, services, activities and clubs could affect student mental health. Higher Education research has known for years that if a student is engaged and connected to their school, they tend to be academically successful. Turns out that simple campus engagement boosts a student’s mood substantially as well!
Read the full report HERE!
Student Mental Health is a whole campus responsibility!
Education 101 Series on CHML 900 – Scott Thompson Show
How does bullying affect the mental health of students? Mohawk College is doing innovative work on addressing these issues to ensure the school remains safe and welcoming.
Dr. Heather Drummond, Counsellor in Counselling services at Mohawk College.
Louisa Drost, Director of Counselling, Accessible Learning and Health Services
(the picture is of my director, Louisa Drost)
*please note that I am not yet registered as a Psychologist in Ontario, currently in progress.
I was honoured to be selected and super nervous being on film. However, I have had the most amazing experience of having a few people recognize me from this documentary and tell me that my words of encouragement were very helpful. Pretty cool!
I highly recommend that you check it out. Click Here.
I am passionate about helping people to live a good and meaningful life, with a full understanding that growth can be messy, sometimes hard, but well worth the effort.