At some points in our life, we can struggle and find ourselves having a broad range of emotions and experiences. We can find ourselves feeling numb and flat, out of control, anxious, or overwhelmed. These experiences can lead to anxiety, depression, and a loss of connection with ourselves and others. Working with a counsellor can help you to re-connect with yourself and improve relationships in your life. It can allow you to embrace your life, uncover your dreams and feel more energized so you can engage more effectively with others (partners, children, family, colleagues).
I graduated with my MA in Counselling Psychology from UBC following a career teaching at the high school level and counselling those having intensive behaviour, or severe mental health struggles (Category H in the school system). I have worked for the former President of Anxiety Canada in her personal research lab at UBC, served as a member of the Board for the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, and as the VP for Region 5 for BCACC. I am currently part of the Clinical Team for Wounded Warriors Canada delivering the following group therapy programs: COPE (Couple's Overcoming PTSD Everyday) program and the TRP 1 & 2 (Trauma Resiliency Program) and a co-developer of the SRP (Spousal Resiliency Program). I am the current Chair of BCACC's Region 5.
I work with a broad range of client issues including: PTSD, trauma, anxiety, depression, postpartum transition, self harm, suicidal ideation, self esteem, emotion regulation, life transitions, and the effects of childhood emotional neglect in adults.
I have trained with Dr. Les Greenberg, the primary developer of EFT individual therapy and an originator for EFT couple's therapy; I have trained extensively in counsellor ethics and have completed EMDR Basic Certification. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you embrace your life more fully.