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 can directly bill to Desjardins, Great West Life, Iron Workers Association, Morneau Shepell and BCEHS. 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 currently working on becoming a Certified Sex Therapist through AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counsellors and Therapists). 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.
Currently I rent space from the United Church at 2592 Church St on Wednesday to Friday and at Nechako Valley Community Services at 157 W. Victoria St on Saturdays. My home office will be opening soon.