Professional Experience and Education

 

I opened my private practice in Brampton Ontario in 2003 as a student with the Ontario and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapist (OAMFT, AAMFT respectively).  I gained clinical status as a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT) with the OAMFT and AAMFT in August of 2008.  I a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario (CRPO-October 1017).

My focus is in communication and conflict resolution.  I work within the context of  marriage, couple, family, and individual counseling.  I also help people with various other issues such as anxiety, depression, and bereavement to name a few.  I have created and implemented various workshops concerning communication, conflict management/resolution, personality profiles, marriage and premarital workshops.  I am currently creating a new workshop entitled Check-Mate.

I have experience in several theoretical approaches to match with the issue and client at hand. Some of these approaches include Family Systems and Cognitive Behavioral methods such as Solution Focus, Narrative, and Object Relations.

Education

Master of Divinity 1994
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
Counseling Track
Focus – Marriage, Family, Couple and Individual counseling

Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) 1993
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

Bachelor of Science, Psychology 1990
University of South Carolina, Coastal Carolina, Conway, South Carolina
Major: Psychology

Continuing Education

The Post Degree Marriage and Family Therapy Program, 2008
K-W Counseling Services (Merged with Interfaith Pastoral Counseling Centre-2005)
Kitchener, Ontario

Basic Education in Interim Ministry; Dynamics of Interim Ministry, 2001
(For Intentional Interim Ministry), Center for Congregational Health
Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Interim Ministry for Today’s Church, 2001
Center for Congregational Health, Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Successfully Managing People, 2000
Division of Executive Development, Schulich School of Business, York University