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I graduated from Trinity Western University with my Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology in 2005. During my undergraduate, and graduate studies I worked with children affected by the autism spectrum, and other pervasive developmental and cognitive delays. After graduation, I took a short term position with the school district of Abbotsford as a Itinerant Youth Care Worker. I was then offered a position as a liaison between the Ministry of Children and Family Development and SD #34. I worked as the mental health clinician/school liaison for the next 11 years and enjoyed it immensely. It was both a challenge and a joy and I enjoy staying in contact with my colleagues from both ministries. Experience gained through these positions has given me a unique ability help the children and adolescents I have the honor of working alongside. I have worked extensively with children, adolescents and their families in the areas of anxiety, depression, attention and behavioral issues, as well as trauma. I love working with individuals, their families, and the professionals working to support them. I have also had the pleasure of creating and running groups for several different topics of interest and look forward to offering some of these, and more in my private practice.

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Tips for dealing with kids who can't control their rage: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/03/02/anger-management-for-kids_n_9359438.html
Games for parents that are too tired to play: http://www.handinhandparenting.org/2017/01/too-tired-to-play/
First Impressions: Trauma and the developing brain: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O4zP50tEad0
Five things you may not know about attachments between parents and children: http://macnamara.ca/portfolio/five-things-that-you-might-not-know-about-attachment-between-parents-and-kids/
Five books that will help you rock at parenting: http://dirtandboogers.com/books-that-will-help-you-rock-at-parenting/
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