A professional coach/counselor for over 20 years, I love seeing people become healthier, happier and more connected with themselves and others. I currently work as a therapist in my own private practice, full time. I have years of experience working with a diverse population, including experience with children, youth, individual adults, couples and families.
Additionally, I have extensive experience teaching counselling skills and other related subjects at Kwantlen University (Surrey& Richmond Campuses), Douglas College, University of British Columbia. British Columbia, Delta Hospital, Vancouver Volunteer Agency, Tsawwassen First Nations Reservation, Vancouver Law Offices, Jewish Community Family Services, and various other lower mainland faith based organizations. I have in-depth experience facilitating retreats and workshops, both in BC and in Washington State. Additionally, I continue to enjoy supervising other counsellors, working with both volunteers and professionals. I regularly supervise a number of therapists in their work with clients who struggle with mental health issues, and other challenges.
My professional training includes a BA in Psychology and an MA in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. I have also had training from Layola Marymount University, as well as extensive training in a number of areas such as Advanced Gottman Couples Therapy, CBT-Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, EMDR Trauma Therapy, One Eye Integration Trauma Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Satir Family Therapy, Conflict Resolution, Jungian Dream Analysis, Myers Briggs Personality Type, Residential Abuse, Clinical Hypnosis. I have been greatly influenced by my supervisors whose main theoretical stances were in the areas of Psychodynamic Therapy, Rogerian Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Jungian Play Therapy, Satir Therapy and Clinical Hypnosis Therapy.