I received my Bachelor of Science in biology and Master of Science in fish ecology and ecotoxicology from the University of New Brunswick. After a life in science, I decided to study theology and obtained an Associate of Theological Studies from Maine, USA. I received my Master of Education in counselling from the University of New Brunswick. My practicum was completed at UNB counselling services.
Since graduating I have become a Licensed Counselling Therapist (LCT) with the province of New Brunswick, a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) and a member of both the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and the College of Counselling Therapists of New Brunswick (CCTNB).
As a counsellor, I embrace an eclectic approach that incorporates a variety of therapeutic principles and philosophies in order to create the ideal treatment program to meet the specific needs of the client.
While I do embrace an eclectic approach, I tend to gravitate toward Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). CBT can help assist individuals in recognizing how their thoughts and feelings can influence their behaviour. Through the use of CBT, individuals learn how to identify and change destructive or disturbing thought patterns that have a negative influence on behaviour enabling them to feel more satisfied with their lives. I also tend to use a strength-based perspective to find past and present successes to address the challenges currently being faced.