Kristy holds a Bachelors degree in Social Work (with honours) and a Masters of Social Work (Clinical).
I believe that everyone deserves safety, trust, and hope. These build the foundation for our belief in ourselves, connection with others, and help us to live a meaningful life. Stress, transitions, and unexpected challenges can uproot us, and when that happens it’s my privilege to create a safe, grounding connection to help you find your way back to yourself and others.
Through a combination of trauma-informed and evidence-based counselling interventions, I provide a soft place to land, where you are seen, heard, and safe to speak your truth on the road to healing.
With you as the expert on your own experience, I’ll provide support, as well as new skills and perspectives, as we work together to navigate your journey toward wisdom and renewed confidence. I’m honoured to be fully present for you in the beautiful, hard work of navigating life’s challenges to become stronger, calmer and to bring your best self to the world. I look forward to meeting you, hearing your story, and beginning our journey together.
I am available for private, secure video sessions.
Kristy has authored two trauma-informed books and provides workshops, presentations, training, and consultation as requested. To visit Kristy’s author webpage and to view additional therapeutic parenting resources please click here.
Kristy has been a coauthor on the following peer-reviewed literature and/or published abstracts at the following conferences:
- Management of hereditary angioedema: 2010 Canadian approach
- 2010 International consensus algorithm for the diagnosis, therapy and management of hereditary angioedema
- Hereditary angioedema: a current state-of-the-art review, VII: Canadian Hungarian 2007 International Consensus Algorithm for the Diagnosis, Therapy, and Management of Hereditary Angioedema.
- Proceedings of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting 2018: A101 Real world data of Canadians living with hereditary angioedema: part 4-treatment satisfaction
- Proceedings of the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting 2019: 84 Real world data of Canadians living with hereditary angioedema (HAE): attributes of new medications.
Kristy has written the following articles:
- The New Social Worker Magazine: The Privilege of Medical Social Work
- The Mighty: To the Nurse Who Said the Most Perfect Words About My Rare Disease
- The Mighty: 7 Things the Doctor Who Diagnosed Me Should Have Told Me
- The Mighty: 9 Things I Wish All Medical Professionals Knew About Caring for Patients
Kristy in the Media
Kristy has been quoted in the following media articles:
- Global News: Canada’s Health Care System isn’t Designed for Parents with Disabilities: Experts
- Toronto Star: Paid Plasma Donors Debated in Roundtable
- CBC: Closure of Alberta Adoption Agency Leaves Parents in Limbo
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Land Acknowledgement: I would like to acknowledge that I am a settler on the ancestral indigenous lands of Southern Alberta which include the Treaty 7 region and Metis Region 3. As a colonizer on this land, I am grateful to all those who share their wisdom to aid my journey towards continual learning and unlearning as I work, live, and play on this land.