Hello and welcome.
I am a registered psychotherapist and counsellor in good standing with the BCCSW and BCCASW (BC College of Social Workers, and BC Association of Social Workers). I hold a Master of clinical Social Work from the University of Victoria, and graduated from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado, with a degree in Somatic and Transpersonal Counselling Psychology.
I provide therapy in private practice to a broad community in Vancouver.
Beyond academic graduate work, I have completed extensive training and certification in EMDR, Narrative Therapy, Somatic (body-based) Psychotherapy, Response-Based, CBT, DBT, EFFT, and AEDP. My approach in therapy is integrationist, meaning I work with a variety of modalities. I am informed by the principles of somatic psychology, interpersonal neurobiology, attachment theory, and mindfulness practices.
My study of buddhist philosophy and eastern psychology over the past two decades inform my worldview in deep ways; I go on silent study for several weeks each year in the wild to further explore and unfold the complexity of Mind and our human form in the cosmos.
I work from a place of interconnection, understanding that our distress and our strategies for coping are informed by our surroundings, relationships, and social context. I am motivated by people not having to be alone in their pain. I often work with people who are seeking more empowering ways to find relief from feelings of inadequacy, a lost sense of self, safety, meaning or performance, relational stress, depression, anxiety, heartache or feeling alone. I look forward to the possibility of working alongside you.