Thanks for taking the time to read about the services I offer at the Centre for Change. I founded the Centre in 2017, because I wanted to create a sanctuary space, exclusive to adults, in the West end of Ottawa. A space that is private and serene and filled with hope.
Let me tell you a bit about me which may help you determine whether you want to work with me. My demeanor, both personal and professional, is relaxed and warm. In fact, I am probably best known for my down-to-earth approach with clients and I boast that this is due to my East Coast roots! I grew up in Nova Scotia and the east coast values instilled in me through my family and the culture, are an important part of who I am as a person and as a psychologist. I build partnerships with the clients I work with and together we formulate a plan that will address the specific difficulties you are experiencing.
Clients often ask me if people can change—yes change is possible, and I am proof.
I practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and have been honing my skills and advancing my knowledge for the past 15 years. I have received advanced training and supervision in CBT, and I regularly attend local, national and international workshops and conferences in CBT. I love my work, and I am humbled when individuals risk being vulnerable with me so that I can be of service.
Although I work with individuals experiencing a variety of difficulties, much of my focus and expertise is helping first responders and their families - RCMP, firefighters, police, paramedics, veterans and military members who have experienced operational and/or traumatic stress. Other areas of my clinical expertise include workplace stress, anxiety, and certain phobias and panic.
Prior to working in private practice, I worked at the Royal Ottawa Mental Health Care Centre in the Mood and Anxiety, Dual Diagnosis and Community Mental Health Programs. In these roles, I was responsible for conducting assessment and delivering individual and group therapy for individuals experiencing significant difficulties with bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety.
Practice Line: (613) 695-0900