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. It is wheelchair accessible.