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About Pam

B.A., RPN, Master of Counselling Psychology (Graduating 2024)

At a glance

Years of Practice: 19 years (as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse), current Counselling intern

Areas of Specialization:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Grief/loss

  • Gender and sexuality

  • Cultural challenges and issues

  • Early psychosis and diagnosed Mental Health challenges 

  • Immigration and discrimination 

Additional Training:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety, Depression, and Trauma

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Trauma Informed Practice

  • Suicide Risk Assessment Training

  • Emotional Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) (in progress)

  • Collaborative and Proactive Solutions for Behaviour Regulation (in progress)

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In their own words...

I believe my clients would say that I make them a priority. I’m a strong advocate. I am empathetic. I listen and offer them a safe place to be present, but do not shy away from challenging them.

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