I’ve been working in public and private practice on and off for the last 30 years. I started off in mental health working with displaced Riverview patients and worked at the Portland Hotel on the downtown Eastside of Vancouver, BC. I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Women Studies from Simon Fraser University during those years. I took some time off to raise my kids at home and came back into the counselling field to work for a non-profit on Vancouver Island. I was inspired to complete my masters when I received couple counselling by a Gottman trained therapist.
I have completed my Masters in Counselling Psychology and am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), member number 13220 and well as a Certified Clinical Counsellor (CCC) through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), member number 10007969. Through the Gottman Institute, I completed The Gottman Method Couples Training – Level 1-3 (2008-2015), Bringing Baby Home Educator training (2009), and The Seven Principles Program Educator training (2010) and multiple one day workshops. I am trained in EMDR, Solutions Focused, Cognitive Behavioural, Strength Based and Narrative Therapy. I am currently working on becoming a Certified Sex Therapist. I have also been a surrogate carrying twins for a friend and have worked with postpartum depression and with couples with fertility issues.
I welcome clients with diverse backgrounds and needs. Gender, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, ability, relationship status and family situation are never barriers to working with me.
My home office is in Vanderhoof, BC and is a separate space with it’s own entrance and parking. It is sound proof, has a private bathroom and is wheelchair accessible.
My practice is completely online during covid.