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Hello! I am a registered clinical health psychologist CPO#4531 (M.Ed. McGill University, Ph.D. Texas A&M University - College Station, APA Doctoral Residency University of Texas at Austin, Post Doctoral training Olin B. Teague Veterans Administration Hospital PTSD Unit/Texas A&M Health Science Center/Texas A&M College of Medicine). I work with a group of wonderful colleagues out of a private psychology practice in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Sogge & Associates Practice in Psychology: Psychology for Health and Performance. My colleagues and I share a passion for third wave and evidence based methods in psychotherapy, a belief in the essential wholeness of all of our clients, and a commitment to the cultivation of the noble qualities of mindfulness and compassion in the daily "full catastrophe" of life (Kabat Zinn, 2013). I was drawn to mindful self compassion training as a way to support the natural development of wisdom qualities of the heart-mind once focus and equanimity are established in mindfulness training. I love the body and the cultivation of embodiment (RYT200 yogi I do not teach in studios) with training from Spirit Rock Meditation Center (Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Teacher training 2 year program) currently exploring in depth meditation and embodiment practices that help us re-member own good nature and our connections with the natural world (Awake in the Wild Facilitator training 2 year program). I teach several Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self Compassion 8 week courses per year, along with my first love of individual psychotherapy work at Sogge & Associates Practice in Psychology. Individually I offer Mindfulness Integrated Cognitive Behavior Therapy (MiCBT), CBT-E for the treatment of eating disorders in adults, and Maudsley Family Based Therapy for the treatment of eating disorders in adolescents.
If I am not at the office find me on the Ottawa River or the pink granite hills of Gatineau Park. "We don't visit nature. Nature is home." - Gary Snyder