Areas of practice
- Adolescent Issues
- Family Issues
- Grief and Loss - Prenatal
- Intimacy Issues
- LGBTQ Issues
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Parenting Issues
- Postpartum Depression
- Women's Issues
- Communication Skills Training
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
- Family Therapy
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
- Narrative Therapy
- Psycho-Educational Groups
- Sex Therapy
Counselling practice website:www.resiliencecft.com
Find Your Resilience!
Professional Counseling for Women, Youth, Couples & Families
I've been working as a counsellor for 25+ Years and I'm still passionate about working with people! You deserve to live life to the fullest. If life's ups and downs are getting to you, consider booking a session. Therapy touches your life deeply, and I am humbled by the trust my clients have given me over the years, to walk alongside of them while they heal the parts of their lives that they hold most dear!
I started my career in Alberta, where I completed my Social Work degree at the University of Calgary in 1987. Two years later, I relocated to BC where I worked as a family crisis counselor. In the fall of 1995, I earned a spot in the highly sought-after University of Guelph, Couple and Family Therapy training program. For two years, I worked as an intern therapist under the close guidance of four internationally accomplished Couple, Family and Sex Therapy Supervisors, and earned my Master's Degree and membership in the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Returning to the Lower Mainland, I entered the field of in healthcare, providing leading edge mental health services for children, youth, adults, and families. Over the next several years, I completed the additional supervision and clinical work to become a Clinical Fellow (Registered Marriage & Family Therapist) with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. For the next seven years, I worked as a therapist, supervisor, and educator. In addition to leading a multidisciplinary mental health team who have been recognized provincially for excellence, I have often been invited to provide family workshops both locally and for clinicians across BC. On a part-time basis, I am the Instructor for the EPI Advanced Practice training program for mental health clinicians working across the province.
In 2013, I joined friends and colleagues from Langley Obstetrics and Gynecology when they relocated their clinic to a beautifully restored heritage building, with room to co-locate my private practice. Ever since, I have been providing services to the women, couples and families of Langley and surrounding area.
I am warm and sincere, and aim to put people at ease from the first meeting. My approach to counseling is person-centered, and focuses on your strengths. I am creative, knowledgeable, gentle yet persistent, courageous, and fair. I can be a strong advocate, while being very respectful of a person's right to make choices that fit for them.
I am married to my husband of 15+ years, and we are parents of two children. I have been a long-time volunteer, including service in the executive of two non-profit societies. For fun, I sing with Lions Gate Chorus, a women’s a cappella chorus. I am an outdoor enthusiast, enjoying many opportunities for outdoor recreation in BC. I am a hobby artist and crafter, an avid reader, and when possible, I enjoy traveling with my family.
Client fee individuals:$ 140/hour
Client fee couples/families:$ 140/hour