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“If we could surrender to Earth’s intelligence, we would rise up rooted, like trees.”

-Rainer Maria Rilke 

I’m Sally (she/her) and I am a registered psychologist with a Master of Counselling degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. 

I am registered with The College of Alberta Psychologists and I'm a member of The Psychologists’ Association of Alberta. 

Personally, I enjoy reading, love plants and animals, and spending time outside getting fresh air and camping. Having moved on from many years in competitive sport, I now stay active with a more casual approach enjoying (slow) runs and bike rides, going skiing in the winter and practicing a Japanese self-defence martial art called Aikido. I find sunshine, being in and around water, and near large trees to be most nurturing and rejuvenating. Not surprisingly, I love spending time on the west coast. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked in the nonprofit sector for several years and volunteered with the Distress Centre in Calgary. 

Inclusivity - I am LGBTQ2S+ affirmative and support initiatives that work to dismantle racism, injustice and inequality. I work with clients of all different orientations and backgrounds. My office is a safe space for everyone. 

I believe in approaching mental health holistically and experientially. I work from a neurobiologically and trauma-informed perspective. I utilize body-centred approaches, emotion-focused approaches, and mindfulness in my work with clients. I believe in helping clients develop self-awareness and a deeper understanding of the more unconscious feelings and beliefs that influence thoughts and behaviours. In doing this, we can address the root of the issue to create lasting change to your mental health and wellbeing. 

I also have a special interest in ecopsychology, which examines how our relationship with nature influences our experience and mental health. 

My practice is in Country Hills, Calgary AB. 

Please email me or visit my online calendar to schedule an appointment. 

Psychodynamic Approach

I draw from a psychodynamic theoretical orientation in approaching mental health. This means taking into consideration not only what is happening in your life now, but also what has happened in the past to influence your current attitudes, beliefs, and responses.  One of my goals is to assist you in becoming self-aware, so that you can develop a more conscious way of coping with difficulties. 

 

By becoming aware of your emotions and learning to express them in your work with me, you can begin to heal past hurts, regulate difficult emotions, and use your emotions to help you lead an authentic, connected life. My office is a place where you can practice feeling and expressing emotions that you might normally suppress or deny. 

 

My areas of practice include: 

Trauma and PTSD 

Anxiety 

Depression 

Relationship Issues 

Attachment 

Breakups, Separation, and Divorce 

Family and Relationship Conflict  

Identity and Development 

Work and Career Identity  

Racial and Cultural Identity 

Sexuality and Gender Identity  

Racism and Microaggressions 

Self-esteem and Self-confidence 

Stress and Burnout  

Life Transitions 

Grief and Loss 

Spirituality and Religion  

Religious Disaffiliation  

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