"A designation of

 BC Association of  Clinical Counsellors" 
 

My Primary Areas of Practice
 

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders

  • Trauma

  • Abuse (emotional, physical and sexual)

  • Women’s Issues

  • Relationship and Couples

  • Grief and Loss

  • Life Transitions   

  • Family Therapy

  • Cross Cultural Issues

  • Growth and Personal Development
     

 

 



I have been providing counselling and psychotherapy to individuals, adolescents and families for over 15 years.  I received my Masters in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Psychology, in Vancouver, BC.  I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (R.C.C. #5655) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors.  I have worked for many sectors of the social service field, such as: government agencies, group homes, community centres and schools.  I also worked as a child protection worker and helped families and adolescents with their struggles related to parenting, abuse and trauma.  For the past six years, I have been working as a mental health therapist for the public sector.  I specialize in individual and group therapy for adolescents struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, self-harm, and body image issues.  I also provide family therapy and work with the whole family unit.  When required I work with parents individually to help them deal with their own mental health issues or struggles.  In this job I have also provided mental health consultation for the local public schools.  I have facilitated workshops for teachers and support staff.  During my internship, I worked at the Adler Clinic and provided therapy for adults in regards to depression, anxiety, relationship, career, stress and self-esteem.

I have facilitated numerous psycho educational and therapy groups on the subjects of: depression, anxiety and self-empowerment.  I am a trained facilitator of the Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) and have run many parenting groups.  As a mother of three young children my passion is in parenting.  I have both theoretical and practical hands-on experience of everyday parenting joys and struggles.

I have a special interest in cross cultural issues such as fitting into mainstream culture, cross cultural relationships/marriages and other struggles related to cultural adjustment.

 

In my leisure time, I can be found with my spouse of 17 years and my three children. I enjoy running, hiking and reading.  In addition, I also enjoy dining out with friends and travelling with my family.