“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
— Anaïs Nin
I’m a psychotherapist (MA, RCC) who is committed to helping you find freedom from problems so that you can ultimately live the life you want to live.
My private practice is a safe, nurturing space for acceptance and growth. It’s located in a quiet, quaint community in West Vancouver, with big windows and a view of the ocean.
I have a Masters of Counselling Psychology from Seattle City University and an undergraduate degree in Education and Human Kinetics from The University of British Columbia. I’m trained in Coherence Therapy, Advanced Narrative Therapy and a certified Daring Way facilitator-consutlant based on the research of Dr. Brene Brown. I am also currently working toward a Level II PACT Therapist certification. PACT is a Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy® (PACT), developed by Dr. Stan Tatkin. It involves a fusion of attachment theory, developmental neuroscience, and arousal regulation. PACT has a reputation for effectively treating the most challenging couples.
I have a long history of working with adults, teens and families. My experience began as a coach, health and wellness counsellor and physical education teacher. My counselling practice is also enriched by the following life experiences: I am a daughter who lost her mother to Alzheimer’s and understands the struggles of this disease. I am also a mother of two, one of which was mislabeled by the elementary school system and required a strong advocate to help guide him through this process
I work with all types of problems people face, however I have a special interest in working with individuals struggling with body hate/shame and disordered eating practices. Having personally struggled with these problems, I moved toward making peace with my body and self one day at a time. As such, I will be with you in a compassionate, understanding and non- judgmental way as you move toward your preferred relationship with your body and self.