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, Great West Life, 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 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.
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.