Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Anger Management Issues
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Attention Deficit Disorder - ADHD
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Divorce and/or Separation
- Family Conflict
- Grief and Loss - General
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Stress Management
- Trauma Counselling
- Women's Issues
- ADD and ADHD Coping Strategies
- Adolescent Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Communication Skills Training
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Family Systems
- Mindfulness approaches
- Motivational Interviewing
- ONLINE / VIRTUAL / TELEHEALTH COUNSELLING
- Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
I am currently offering remote video or phone services, meaning we can connect via secure video call or by phone for our sessions.
I am proud to serve you anywhere in BC virtually
Hello! I’m Debbie
Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), Registered Social Worker (MSW & RSW)
Do you wish that you could feel free from stress, anxiety, hopelessness, addiction, and other life challenges getting in your way? Do you find yourself feeling checked out of life and numb, or feeling out of control with your feelings and reactions without understanding why? Are you concerned with relationship issues? Grief and loss? These are just some examples of things I can support you with.
Our thoughts, emotions, and bodies have a way of communicating to us when we feel overwhelmed and out of control. Life also can have a way of throwing us additional curve balls; perhaps a job loss, a toxic relationship, a car accident, a new health diagnosis, or unresolved childhood issues. Many people experience anxiety, depression, and some form of trauma at some point in life; which can lead to feelings of hopelessness, despair, isolation, and overwhelming fear. These feelings directly impact our ability to function in life, can hold us back from having meaningful relationships, affects our work life, and can prevent us from developing and reaching goals we hope to achieve. Seeking help is a sign of strength, and can be the first step to committing to the road to recovery, and will directly benefit one’s mental wellness/health.
My approach is to partner with the people I work with, to help uncover your natural abilities to heal and gain perspective from all of life’s events, while holding a safe and supportive space. I am gentle, caring, non-judgmental, and use a collaborative approach to therapy. I will be validating in your concerns, yet able to challenge some of the unhelpful automatic thoughts and patterns that add to a lack of meaning and purpose. Together we will explore how to align values and yearnings with behaviors. I also use humor when suitable in sessions, as a way to connect and reduce tension.
Along side one another, I can support you to lessen the discomfort you are experiencing in life and enhance your ability to experience joy with yourself and others. Therapy will help to increase a sense of control in your life, and work to decrease unhelpful automatic and intrusive thoughts. In addition, you will notice a decrease in feelings of anxiety, depression, symptoms of trauma, shame, and grief.
Debbie has lived experience in the area of trauma. This path has inspired Debbie’s passion to walk beside the people she has worked with, to be a part of their healing process, and to foster hope that recovery is possible.
I offer a free 15 -minute consultation by telephone or as part of an initial session, to ensure a that I am a fit for you. Book your consultation now by email.
I am trained in sensorimotor psychotherapy level 1 – trauma themes, CBT, and DBT.
I am trained in Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: TIST Level 1 Training
I also have specialized training and experience in addictions, (recently completion of Addiction Care and Treatment course (UBC), as well as Motivational Interviewing 1, Trans-theoretical stages of Change Training, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Certificate (Ireland). I have further training in gender diversity, transgender issues, Indigenous studies (BSW) as well as San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training and further Indigenous Cultural Training, palliative care, FASD training certificate (hey-way'-noqu'), Brief Action Planning, P.I.E.C.E.S. Training for neuro-cognitive disorders, and collaborative assessment and management of suicidality
- Sensorimotor psychotherapy level 1 - Trauma Themes Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a talk/body based therapeutic modality.
- Healing the Fragmented Selves of Trauma Survivors: TIST Level 1 Training
Client fee individuals:$126 for 60 minutes (total)
Client fee couples/families:$ 126 for 60 Minutes (total)