My initial interest in mental health stemmed from my own experience
of anxiety and depression in adolescence. As an adult I seemed to
have an intense need to prove myself and was gripped by fear at the
thought of making a mistake, or appearing too vulnerable. My
experience of internal shame often directed my relationship with
myself and with others.
As a result, I became particularly interested in attachment-based trauma. I’m always interested in hearing how others have adapted to their own challenging experiences. When working with others I rely on evidence-based practices, including EMDR, to help heal.
Areas of Practice
Education and Credentials
Katherine is a member in good standing with the College of Alberta Psychologists since 2019.
Master of Counselling
Katherine graduated from Athabasca University in 2019 with a Master of Counselling degree. She also has a background in Social Work and is passionate about expanding her skills and knowledge in the field of trauma and addictions.
Katherine is trained in Eye-movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. EMDR is a neurological and body-oriented therapy used for the treatment of trauma and other mental health concerns.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing 1 & 2
Solution Focused Therapy
Introduction to Hakomi Therapy
Compassionate Inquiry (Addictions Training)
Aboriginal Awareness/Intercultural Awareness/Abuse Awareness
ASIST Suicide Intervention
Mental Health Experience
Katherine believes in the importance of mental health both for the
individual and for communities as a whole.
Katherine supported students through the Wellness and Psychological Services Department at MacEwan University, Volunteered with the Counselling Department at the YWCA, and continues to enjoy working with others in Private Practice.