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 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 and well as a Certified Clinical Counsellor through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, member number 10007969. 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 currently working on becoming a 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.
My home office is a separate space in part of the garage with it’s own entrance in Vanderhoof, BC. It is sound proof, has a private bathroom and has parking that is separate from the rest of the house. Once the concrete is laid it will be wheelchair accessible. For now, there is one step up.