I’ve been working in public practice on and off for the last 27 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 couples counselling by a Gottman trained therapist. This same counsellor is now one of my consultants!
I have completed my Masters in Counselling Psychology and am a Registered Clinical Counsellor through the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, member number 13220. I am fully insured and covered by a number of extended benefits plans. I’m a WorkSafe BC, Desjardins, RCMP, BCEHS, and FNHA provider. If you need your extended benefits to reimburse your fees, please contact them to ensure a Registered Clinical Counsellor is covered.
I have completed The Gottman Method Couples Training – Level 1-3, Bringing Baby Home Educator training, and The Seven Principles Program Educator training. I am trained in EMDR, Solutions Focused, Cognitive Behavioural, Strength Based and Narrative Therapy. I am working on becoming an AASECT certified Sex Therapist. 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.
Next year we hope to have a Couples Weekend Retreat Centre where you will be able to come and stay in your own private tiny home where you will receive your therapy sessions, get evening massages, and practice yoga without ever having to leave. For now, I rent space from the United Church at 2592 Church St on Wednesday and Thursdays and at Nechako Valley Community Services at 157 W. Victoria St after hours on some evenings and weekends.