At Made in Thought, I understand that life is full of changes and challenges, which is why my focus is on the movement of change and adaptation. When you work with movement, using scripts or predetermined approaches that try to fit you into a particular mold or ‘cookie-cutter’, won’t work. There are no scripts; this is not a play or an audition for a new role. Instead, we will work collaboratively to help you recognizing, realize, and understand your own strengths. By tapping into your own insights, you can ignite your natural drive and inspiration, which fuels the quality of movement that is healthy change and adaptation. Inspiration is the aftertaste of insight, the echo of your eureka moment, and the organic, natural movement of you that can’t be scripted, manipulated, or molded towards genuine healthy change.
MiT is a personal and professional endeavor that is born out of insight, driven by inspiration, shaped by experience, and made for you to challenge the notion that you’re confined within the bubble of personalities or defined solely by your experiences. While I recognize that experience shapes us all, it doesn’t have to bind us. My aim is to assist you in rediscovering your inner spark and rekindle the power of healthy change and adaptation that exists within you.
Life ebbs and flows, and it’s only natural for us to be affected by them. After all, we are only human, and thus inherently fallible and vulnerable to life’s challenges. My intention is not to erase your invisible wounds or scars because, like you, I too have scars. I believe that you’re here because you’re searching for a different quality of change, and at some level, I reason that you believe this too, and that’s why you’re reading this. The power to change lies within us. It’s seeded in our ability to adapt, even when we have forgotten it or it becomes hidden from view, or when the clarity becomes muddied by the turbulence of our struggles.
The task at hand is not to overcome your scars, but rather to work with them; and when I say ‘them’, I mean you, as scars don’t exist independently from those who bear them.
As the field of psychology continues to evolve, I too continuously refine my understanding to better connect and support my clients. In this continual spirit of movement, growth, and refinement, Made in Thought is dedicated to increasing the freedom and ease of access to mental health care anywhere in Alberta, Canada, where individuals who are 18 years of age and older can feel safe, heard, and connected.
As a Registered Psychologist, a Certified Canadian Counsellor, and the founder of Made in Thought Counselling Services, I strive to provide a safe, empathetic, and connected space for individuals facing the difficult life experiences of bereavement, grief, loss, and anxiety. With a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, I bring a wealth of knowledge and insights to my clients. I collaborate with those navigating life’s most challenging experiences, including pregnancy and infant loss, chronic illness, life transitions, and symptoms of anxiety. I am deeply aware of how these difficulties can impact people’s lives and aim to provide compassionate support for my clients to explore their needs and activate healing.
Whether clients connect with MiT for preventive care, to check-in with their mental fitness, or to navigate past and/or current difficulties, I use evidence-based interventions to collaboratively work with clients and meet them where they are, not where they should be.
Throughout my career, I have been committed to advancing mental health awareness and support by providing countless therapy sessions, facilitating numerous workshops and trainings, and delivering an assortment of presentations on mental health. My experience extends beyond clinical work, as I have also participated in committees developing mental health workshops that are now taught and facilitated throughout Alberta by various reputable establishments.
Acknowledging the vulnerability of imperfection can give rise to humility, compassion, and opportunities for learning and growth. Using these ingredients, and not ‘snake oil,’ spurs mental health. Integrating fragments of heartfelt experiences on the plain of connection can activate healthy change.
While so much of the therapy process depends on a combination of factors, including your participation and various healing modalities, I cannot guarantee that Made in Thought Counselling Services will transform your quality of life. There are no dangled carrots, and no such promises can be made. If you decide to invest your time and resources in MiT, the key person you will consistently check-in with is yourself. I will meet you in that place and will draw on my training, experience, and knowledge to walk alongside you to support and cultivate your wellbeing.
Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology in 2005
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
Major: Psychology / Minor: Counselling and Human Development in 2007
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology in 2013
Receiver of an assortment of scholarships, grants, and accolades
Canadian Certified Counsellor since 2014
Registered Psychologist since 2021