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Liza's Story

Master of Counselling Student Intern

I have always been drawn to people, their stories, and those in distress. My interest in psychology began in adolescence as I went through my own mental health challenges. This interest flourished as I experienced first-hand the powerful positive effects of help and support. I am passionate about supporting individuals through their difficulties and helping them to meet their goals and live rich and meaningful lives.


I take an integrative approach to therapy, considering what best meets each client's needs. I primarily draw upon Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

My care is trauma-informed (involving safety, choice, collaboration, trust, and empowerment) and embraces the client-centred principles of empathy, genuineness, and acceptance. I appreciate the courage it can take to share one's story and consider it a great honour to share in that journey.


When I am not with clients or studying, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our four children and doing anything active or outdoors.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Areas of Practice

Populations

  • Adults

  • Adolescents

Presenting Concerns

  • Anxiety and Depression

  • Grief and Loss

  • Trauma

  • Relationship Concerns

Education and Credentials

Professional Membership

Liza is a student member in good standing with the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta.


Master of Counselling

Liza is in her final year of her Master of Counselling degree from City University of Seattle.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Liza graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with distinction from the University of Calgary in 2001.

Additional Training

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • ASIST Suicide Intervention

  • Chrysalis Trauma Training

Mental Health Experience

Liza provides volunteer counselling support to individuals impacted by human trafficking through the Chrysalis Anti-Human Trafficking Network hotline. She also volunteered with the Calgary Boy’s and Girl’s Club Home-Start program which supports families with young children in their homes who are struggling with a variety of issues.