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 at Yorkville University and am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), member number 13220. 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 have training in Sex Therapy and Psychedelic Assisted Therapy through Atma and TheraPsil. 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. I work with people in CNM, Poly, BDSM relationships and with sex workers.