I joined McKenzie Psychology in September 2023, and I am very excited to work with a reputable practice, alongside colleagues who bring expert skill and compassion to their clinical work.
I am a clinical and health psychologist, registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario to provide clinical services to individual adults and seniors. I received my undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Western Ontario and my master’s and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from Lakehead University. I completed my pre-doctoral residency through the London Clinical Psychology Residency Consortium and worked with the cardiac rehabilitation and the geriatric mental health programs. I completed my supervised practice year at St. Joseph’s Hospital in the cardiac rehabilitation program. In addition to the settings listed above, I have provided psychological services in a number of clinical settings in both London and Thunder Bay. These experiences have allowed me to work with a variety of programs, including adult inpatient and outpatient mental health services, chronic pain management, and the bariatric care centre.
In addition to my clinical work, I have also had the privilege of supervising students and teaching. Research and scholarly writing were also important aspects of my training and professional life. In fact, prior to becoming a psychologist, I spent several years working as a research coordinator, first in a perinatal mood disorder program at Regional Mental Health Care and then with multiple sclerosis clinical trials at the University of British Columbia.
Currently, my clinical services include psychodiagnostic assessment and psychotherapy. I have experience providing assessment and treatment for a range of presenting emotional, behavioural, and relational issues. I also work with individuals who are having a difficult time managing stress, coping with physical illness or disease, or who have experienced traumatic events.
Reaching out for support can sometimes be intimidating and can take a lot of courage. In providing clinical services, I work with patients to develop a strong therapeutic relationship in a comfortable, inclusive, and safe environment.