Kathy has an interest in working with people of all ages and has training in counselling psychology and behavior modification. She has experience working with children and youth with ADHD, ODD, FASD and children on the Autism spectrum. She is also a certified Clinical Traumatologist. Her experience has given Kathy the ability to work with families, critical incidents, PTSD, depression, stress/anxiety and relationships to name a few. She also has the ability to deal with organizational health and wellness concerns relative to stress in the workplace - in particular with Emergency Services and Military personnel.

Kathy uses a wide range of approaches including but not limited to: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution Focused Therapy, and Equine Assisted Psychotherapy. She has specialized training in Trauma, Addictions, Family Therapy and Behavior Modification. She also has vast experience in Critical Incident Stress Management and Psychological Debriefs.

Kathy has offices in Stony Plain and Edmonton to better serve people in Edmonton and the greater outlying areas. She has also worked in Edson, Whitecourt and Onoway, and understands the complex dynamic that accompanies smaller towns - and how this affects mental health related concerns.

She is also an associate professor with Simon Fraser University teaching Organizational Structure and Stigma Reduction starting in the late fall of 2018

Why me?

Kathy is dedicated to creating a climate that is safe, comfortable and collaborative for her clients as they deal with their life circumstances.

Kathy has a lot of experience with addicts and families of addicts – including addiction group facilitation and assisting with the transition from residential treatment facilities back home. She is also well versed in Codependency in the contexts of addiction and relationship counselling.

- Member of the Green Cross which deploys internationally for disaster crisis.

-Member of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.

-Member of the National Center for Crisis Management

Presentations:

  • Royal Alexandra Hospital -2015 -Seasonal Affective Disorder during their Health Matters initiative.
  • Optum sponsored Engineering firm - 2016 - Resiliency through Change
  • Helping the Helpers - Antigonish Nova Scotia - 2016, 2017, 2018 - How PTSD Affects Families

  • APEGA - 2018 -Stress Management

  • NAIT - 2018 - PTSD and Workplace Reintegration 

  • 2019- PTSD and Workplace Reintegration-AOHNA Annual Conference