Psychotherapist and Clinical Counsellor
I am registered in BC as both a Social Worker (RSW) as well as a Clinical Counsellor (RCC). I am also a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC). I have a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. The orientation of this degree is clinical psychology from a depth-based perspective.
I have been in private clinical practice since 2005. In addition to depth-based psychotherapy I also work in the following areas:
- Substance Abuse Recovery and Treatment
- Crime Victims Assistance Program
- First Nations Mental Health
In 1998, I began working in the helping professions with children who had been abused, neglected, and abandoned.
My experience is in working with people who feel anxious, depressed, confused, and distressed; are in the throes of workplace, familial, peer or romantic relationship problems; are indecisive about their future; and have lost a sense of who they are and feel that their life lacks meaning and purpose.
In addition to this, I have specific training and/or experience in addiction and substance use issues; child abuse and neglect; separation and loss including bereavement and divorce; fostered and adopted families; the impact of colonialism on Indigenous people; work-related issues and recovery; and neurological issues including brain injury and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
I believe that the best process and outcomes for you are based on the two of us valuing what is important to you. This includes your thoughts, beliefs, feelings, unconscious patterns, and conscious choices. My role in therapy is to respect you as an individual and support you in exploring and knowing more about yourself. This process of you knowing yourself depends, in part, on the relationship that you and I form and affects the relationships that you have with other people in your life.