A certified Registered Counselling Therapist with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists with over five years’ of clinical experience in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Arts Therapy. Well versed in person-centred psychotherapy; group therapy and workshop facilitation; educating roles and public speaking; strong written communicator; and values multidisciplinary team environments. Has knowledge in program development, various types of assessments and experience working for non-for- profit organizations. Exhibits genuine characteristics of warmth, empathy, humour and a non-judgemental philosophy of care.
Veteran Family Program Coordinator 2018
Greenwood Military Family Resource Centre
Providing support to currently releasing military members and released veterans with programs and services to assist with the transition to civilian life. Duties include intake, psychosocial program facilitation, and advocacy.
Clinical Therapist (contract) 2017
Ledgehill Treatment and Recovery Centre
Facilitated psycho-educational classes on various mental health topics; organized the art therapeutic department; provided individual and group therapies in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy; and completed daily clinical assessments and report writing.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist/ Arts Therapist (contract) 2017
SRO Expressive Therapies
Provided brief individual and family counselling on-site of Free Spirit Therapeutic Riding Association.
Arts Therapist (contract) 2016
Rowan’s Room Developmental Centre
Provided group Art Therapy sessions for six-weeks with children ages 6 -10 living with Autism and ADHD.
Autism Nova Scotia
Facilitated a six-week art therapy workshop to youth between ages 15-20.
Youth Mental Health and Addictions Counsellor 2015-2016
Canadian Mental Health Association
Provided individual and group counselling, family intervention, school support, psychosocial assessments, risk assessments, and case management to support youth between ages 13 to 28; established and facilitated workshops, in-service trainings, and event planning; attended bi-weekly supervision, weekly team meetings and monthly all-agency seminars; assisted staff as a member of the Addictions Committee.
Behavioural Enhancer – Autism Support 2014
S.E.E.D.S School Care
Supported primary and school-aged children between ages four to eight diagnosed with autism; provided psychoeducational resources to families; developed daily educational, recreational and artistic activities for children’s participation.
Graduate Intern 2014
Shadowed individual and group counselling with social worker; organized community events; presented weekly verbal and written case studies to interdisciplinary team; assisted child therapist document assessments; researched and wrote thesis on child and family studies.
Graduate Intern 2013
Assisted social service team at a community-based hostel in Lubombo, Swaziland providing trauma and bereavement group counselling; facilitated in-service training to Swazi staff teaching artistic methods of practice; participated in educational and community outreach projects; organized community events; and was personally and professionally impacted by the genuine care of the local Swazi social service team, specifically their effort in supporting the youth who have been abandoned or orphaned by a generation affected by the HIV/AIDS and Tuberculosis epidemic.
Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 2017
The Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies
- Graduate Certificate in Child and Youth Mental Health 2012-2014
Thompson Rivers University
- Masters of Expressive Art Therapy and Psychology 2012-2014
European Graduate School – Vancouver Expressive Arts
- Bachelor of Arts Interdisciplinary 2007-2011
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University – Dalhousie University
Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists Ontario Expressive Arts Therapy Association