Get to Know Me
Helping You Move Forward
I have a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology and over 25 years of experience in the counselling services field, including a private practice in Castlegar BC since 2007. I have also worked as a mental health clinician at Mental Health & Addictions and the Ministry of Children and Families, and was part of the teaching team for a Biopsychosocial Master's level course at Yorkville University for over 10 years.
I have extensive experience working with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, chronic health/pain related issues, stress-related issues, addictions, anger management and trauma, whether a one-time event like a car accident or historical childhood trauma. I have a real passion for assisting people with their relationship problems, whether it's couples struggling with issues, individuals wanting to improve their relationships, or folks who are struggling with friendships or relationships with family members and colleagues.
My counselling therapies are suitable for adults, teens and couples: for example solution-focused, cognitive-behavioural (CBT), attachment-based therapy, mindfulness-based etc. As a trained EMDR therapist I also offer an experiential alternative to traditional talk therapy, a style of therapy scientifically proven to be particularly effective with trauma.