Areas of practice
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Grief and Loss - General
- Life Transitions
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Personal Growth
- Stress Management
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Communication Skills Training
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Mindfulness approaches
- Motivational Interviewing
- Narrative Therapy
- Psycho-Educational Groups
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Video Counselling
I am a clinical counsellor with over 25 years experience counselling adults and couples through community agency settings, private practice, and the hospital and health-care industry. I have a Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology from U.B.C. and am registered as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA #5162).
Whether you want help to navigate an immediate crisis or problem, improve a challenging relationship, relieve anxiety or stress, or are simply wanting to create a life that feels more connected, fulfilling and purposeful, I am committed to helping you. I feel passionate about the power of hope and healing, and come from a place of compassion, non-judgment and respect for anyone who chooses to seek help and move towards solution and wellness.
I work with a wide range of conditions including (but not limited to) anxiety, stress, depression, relationship, marriage & family issues, work & career challenges, grief/loss and other life transitions, health concerns, and general personal development. The methods I use are evidence-based, reflect my professional training and industry best practices, and are respectful to the unique life experiences of my clients as well as their needs and specific goals. My counselling approach provides a balance of insight-oriented exploration, mindfulness practices, and practical strategies and problem-solving. My commitment as a therapist is to provide for all my clients a grounded presence and an environment of confidentiality, professionalism and emotional safety.
One of the primary therapies I offer is MiCBT (Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), which is an approach to therapy that combines core mechanisms of cognitive and behavioral therapies with traditional Vipassana (insight) mindfulness meditation. MiCBT integrates Eastern and Western psychologies to treat a wide range of concerns, help people improve the way they feel, and change habitual unhelpful reactions or coping strategies.
Until the current COVID-19 crisis subsides, I am only able to offer sessions via telephone or secure, online video conferencing options. I also offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to answer questions and assist potential clients in deciding whether they wish to schedule a counselling appointment.
Client fee individuals:130.00 per hour
Client fee couples/families:130.00 per hour