I obtained my doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Waterloo and completed my clinical psychology residency at London Health Sciences Centre. I am registered as a psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario to provide services for adults, adolescents, children, couples, and families. I am affiliated with the Ontario Psychological Association, the Canadian Psychological Association, and the Canadian Register of Health Service Psychologists. My past clinical experiences are wide-ranging and include assessment, treatment, consultation, supervision, program development, and research at settings such as London Health Sciences Centre, Grand River Hospital, University of Waterloo Psychology Clinic, and the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board.
I began working in private practice in the London community in 1999, and I founded our practice in 2005. Private practice has been the ideal workplace for me. The private practice setting affords psychologists the rare opportunity to work with individuals of all ages, to offer a range of treatment modalities, and to address a wide array of presenting issues and concerns. Working in private practice has allowed me to hone a clinical approach that is both broad in its scope and person-specific in its focus. I find my clinical work to be highly fulfilling, and I spend the majority of my time working directly with patients.
I also devote a considerable portion of my time to the supervision and mentoring of doctoral candidates and early-career psychologists working within McKenzie Psychology. This mentorship is mutually beneficial to the clinicians in our practice. Supervisees have the opportunity to benefit from the guidance and support of a more experienced professional. In turn, they bring to our practice their fresh thinking, sharp minds, and unique talents and skills. I believe that this positive interplay among the clinicians in our practice enhances our patient care.