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Foremost, I provide clients with a safe environment, where they can feel at ease to be themselves without fear of judgment. I see the underlying goal in therapy as helping clients release themselves from ways of thinking, feeling, and being that are not serving them, so that they are able to embrace who they are and live an authentic life.
To accomplish this, I work with clients to set goals, and help them process sources of pain, empower them with knowledge about how to use their emotions and mind as a tool, and focus on the values and passions that make each client unique. Throughout this process I integrate evidence-based techniques drawn from Emotion-Focussed, Attachment-Based, Psychodynamic, Cognitive-Behavioural, and Existential therapies.
This approach is helpful for people who feel “stuck” in their life, who are depressed and/or anxious, have difficulty connecting with others, or are living with emotional pain due to past experiences.
I have particular training and experiences in working with men, through my experiences providing individual counselling at BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse (2016-present).
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Victoria, and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Golden Gate University. In addition, I have advanced training in clinical psychology through my past enrollment in the Doctor of Clinical Psychology program at Adler University from 2013 to 2017.
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