I will be a provisional psychologist under the supervision of Kimberley Eckert R. Psychologist starting March 2021. I hold my B.A in psychology with a minor in religious studies which was obtained from Mount Royal University in 2017. I also hold my Master’s degree in counselling which was obtained from City University of Seattle in 2019. In addition to my education, I am trained in Acceptance Commitment Therapy and am a certified trauma professional with the International Association of Trauma Professionals. I am in the beginning of my career and am specializing in child psychology. I was a volunteer in the mental health unit at the Alberta Children’s Hospital for four years where my main role was to help make the children’s stay more enjoyable.
What inspires you? Simply put, children are my inspiration. I believe that if we allow it, children have so much that they can teach us. It is their innocence, honesty, humbleness and resiliency that I find astonishing. My biggest inspiration, however, is one of my nephews. He has Cystic Fibrosis and despite all his hospital stays, checkups and need to take medications, he remains so happy, full of life and love. I aspire to be able to help children keep these wonderful attributes throughout their lives despite the many adverse challenges they may endure.
What are your proudest accomplishments? At this point in my life, my proudest accomplishment is graduating with my Master’s degree. When I started my educational career I never thought I would go for a masters. I didn’t think of myself as “that kind of student.” But, with lots of support from my family and friends, hard work and determination… here I am. One thing to keep in mind, when you set your mind to do something and believe in yourself, great things can happen.
What are your Hobbies and Interests? When I’m not working, I am usually found spending time with my family and close friends. I have four nephews who in particular brighten up my days and bring me some of my greatest joy. In addition to spending time with family and friends, I really enjoy getting lost in a good book, movie or TV series. Shopping, doing puzzles and spending time outdoors are also delightful activities for me.
Why do you think people should choose Eckert Centre? Here at Eckert Centre the staff believe not only in what they do but also in the people they serve. I am new here and just beginning my career. From the first steps walking through the door there is a warm and welcoming environment filled with trained professionals who are compassionate, honest and wanting the best for those they are working with and the people around them. Furthermore, Eckert Centre has many services to offer – it is a “one stop shop” where both psychology and education needs can be met for the whole family!