I am a Certified NeurOptimal® Trainer and provide Neurofeedback training to clients. I have 6 years of experience in the bio-psychology and mental health field with a focus on Neurofeedback and Counseling.
I received a Bachelor of Science Degree with a combined major in Biology and Psychology from the University of Victoria. I also completed a post degree diploma in the Inter-professional Mental Health and Addiction (IMHA) program at Camosun College. Obtaining these degrees taught me discipline, motivation, and hard work.
I gained experience and knowledge in the following areas:
Knowledge of mental health, addictions, stages of change and concurrent disorder challenges
Maintenance of therapeutic relationships, planning, goal setting, and evaluation strategies
Knowledge of the biological structures of the brain and behavior
Knowledge of the molecular foundations and processes of the central nervous system
Cognitive behavioral therapy skills, counseling skills, and crisis response skills
Knowledge of trauma informed care, response therapy and harm reduction
Personal and professional ethics in practice and knowledge of the mental health act
I have always had a fascination with the brain and how the brain functions normally and how it can be altered when it is functioning abnormally. I am also interested in structural plasticity of the brain and how this can be influenced by age, stress and traumatic brain injury.
I am a huge supporter of non-invasive rehabilitation therapies such as neurofeedback. I think it is very important to find ways to rehabilitate the brain without medications in order to decrease harmful side effects, and make treatments more effective and sustainable for long-term use. I think neurofeedback is currently underestimated as reliable treatment and I am interested in conducting further evidence-based research to add to the research which already shows its potential and efficacy.