What I Offer

  • My office is located in East Vancouver near Commercial Drive. Currently, most sessions are offered virtually with some select in person sessions.

Services 

-Individual (youth and adults), couple and family therapy

-Clinical supervision to those that have completed their masters degrees

-Group work for organizations (I have a lot of experience in this with a variety topics including but not limited to: grief and loss; mindful self-compassion; mental-emotional fitness; difficult relationship dynamic)

It may be that when we no longer know what to do
we have come to our real work,

and that when we no longer know which way to go
we have come to our real journey.

The mind that is not baffled is not employed.

The impeded stream is the one that sings.

I practice from an integrative and holistic perspective which means attending to the whole person including:

  • the mind– our thinking habits (including our addiction to over-thinking and our negativity bias)
  • the heart-and our emotions by respectfully being with sadness, grief, anxiety, fear, anger (to name a few) and responding to emotion with reverence and curiosity
  • returning to the body as the space we live most in and as a home of strength, security and intelligence and where healing happens
  • and the soul/spirit by tuning into our deeper yearnings and needs

In my practice, my clients tend to be struggling with:

*Grief & Loss

*Big life transitions

*Trauma (PTSD & C-PTSD)

*Attachment issues (insecure attachment in adult relationships; fears/avoidance of intimacy)

*Relationship problems including separation & divorce

*Relationship with self

* Parenting challenges; including identity as parent

*Disordered eating/eating disorders

*Highly sensitive people  http://www.hsperson.com

*Anxiety and depression –including emotion regulation

I have specialized training and expertise in:

*Emotion Focused Therapy (considered the “gold standard” when it comes to working with couples or people dealing with relationship issues–based in attachment science)

*Internal Family Systems (3 Levels of Certification in Integrative Somatic Parts–in progress)

*Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

*Polyvagal Theory https://www.stephenporges.com/

*Mindful Self Compassion; Mindfulness

*Trauma

*Working with people with eating disorders/disordered eating

*Having a serious illness, recovering from one or being a caregiver

*Grief and loss

What you might gain from counselling:

  • Developing loving and healthy relationship with self
  • Increased self-awareness
  • Better coping strategies
  • Clarity around relationship issues and support with resolving them
  • Increased sense of agency and personal empowerment
  • A calmer being–and being able to return to calm more easily
  • Being able to process difficult life events and move forward
  • Being able to make light of aspects of life that you hadn’t before
  • Healthier overall–including physically!

Fees

  • 55 minute Individual Counselling session — $160.00 (tax included)
  • 85 minute Individual Counselling session–$225.00 (tax included)
  • 55 minute Couple or Family Counselling session-$190.00 (tax included)
  • 85 minute Couples or Family Counselling session — $255.00 (tax included)

Extended health care plans

Many extended health benefits plans (e.g., Blue Cross, Sunlife, ManuLife, Great West Life, etc.) will reimburse you for the services of a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC).  Check your plan’s details to see if you are eligible, or talk to someone in your Human Resources Department.  Those who don’t have benefit plans may be able to write off treatment under medical expenses on your tax return.

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