When you start talking to a therapist, having a sense of trust and connection are essential for success. You want someone to help you feel hopeful, from the start. Whether you are seeking help as an individual or for your child / teen, the process remains the same. We discuss what you want, what isn’t working and how you’ll know when life is better. We all have the license, but it takes something unique to create a successful therapeutic experience. I’ll help you determine if I have the expertise to support you, and if not, provide you resources to pursue.
Clients tell me they appreciate the practical tools I provide, my wealth of knowledge, a non-judgmental approach mixed with a sense of humor. Sometime laugher IS the best medicine! You implement changes at your own pace, in your own time, which I honor. If you like direct, analytical and to the point, I can deliver. If you need a more nurturing approach, my compassion and empathy are genuine. For some, it takes longer to become vulnerable. I follow your lead and your needs. With years of experience helping people from age 4 to 74 move through symptoms of depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship issues, parent/child struggles, and low self- worth. I have watched clients face fears because they feel supported, connected and validated. I work with families on and off over years through different stages of life. I value your time, the financial investment you are making in yourself, and your trust in me. Let me show you what it’s like to have hope again.
Fun facts: Vancouver Island, BC, is original home, my children were born in Calgary, Alberta, and we arrived to Frisco in 2007. Since then this Canadian has almost settled into a Texan life. I have 2 amazing kids (who test all my skills), am wrangler of our Giant Schnoodle, Gretamonster, and I’m always trying to find ways to pursue my love of riding (hunter/jumper). When I’m not working, in school (love learning) or watching kids from the sidelines, I try to get outdoors or travel in lieu of cleaning the house. Visits home mean a lot of ocean time, hiking, fishing, and cooler summer temps! Despite all of my experience and education, I still face those wonderful life challenges like everyone else, meaning I’d love to say all my knowledge and skill allows me to coast through . . . . instead, I “do human” like the rest of y’all.