I am a registered therapeutic counsellor (RTC, RPC-C), a 2019 graduate of Clearmind International's Practitioners Training Program in transpersonal counselling. I am in the midst of doing my Master of Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University (expected completion in 2021) in order to become a Registered Psychotherapist. I am a student at the Somatic Experiencing Institute (expected completion 2022). Through a deep understanding of the human condition, and our universal & innate desire for connection and safety, I aim to transform the lives of trauma-affected individuals, couples and families to re-ignite intimacy, a sense of safety and help them access a sense of vitality. Over my career, I have worked in:
✔ Tele-psychotherapy & traditional in-person psychotherapy ✔ Experiential Process, Somatic interventions, M-CBT & Gestalt Therapy ✔ Individual, couple and group therapy ✔ Support group facilitation
There is never a one-size-fits-all solution when it comes to transpersonal therapy. Passionate about preserving and/or restoring harmony and equilibrium (self-efficacy), I help bring awareness to behavioural & emotional incongruencies impacting relationships. Building trust & a sense of safety in connection using genuine warmth and encouragement, somatic & experiential techniques, I facilitate clients journey towards healing & self awareness.
I bring a lot of sensitivity, acceptance, and interest in clients who struggle with childhood trauma, rape, rage, grief, divorce, depression & anxiety as well as intimacy struggles. Some of my counselling areas of knowledge span:
► Transpersonal Psychology ► Somatic Experiencing Therapy for Trauma (Completion 2022) ► Process Experiential & Gestalt Therapy ► AEDP Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (Level 1) ► Family Systems Theory & Genograms
I can be available for online sessions using a clinic application called Jane Clinics. I work with individuals, couples and groups.
Book a 20 minute free consultation to see if we are a good fit.
I am certified as a Transpersonal Therapeutic Counsellor by Clearmind International
Master of Counselling Psychology (MA)- Yorkville University-In progress
Graduate Certificate in Addictions and Mental Health Counselling from Dalhousie University- In progress
Level One Certified Accelerated Experiential Psychotherapy (AEDP) therapist.
SEP In progress-Somatic Experiencing Institute to become a certified SE™ trauma specialist practitioner.
Certification Intro to Critical Incidents (CISM)- British Columbia Justice Institute
Certification in Grief and Traumatic Loss Group Facilitation (BCBH) In progress
Certificate in Trauma Informed Expressive Arts
Certificate in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Externship Level 1- Counselling Couples in progress
Registered Therapeutic Counsellor RTC ID #2517 with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT)
Registered Professional Counsellor Candidate RPCc #4113 CPCA
Student member of The Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
Affiliate member of the American Psychological Association (APA)
Student Member of SETI
I do take a limited number of sliding scale patients. Please ask me if I am taking any or if I can put you on the waiting list.
Sessions Fees: 50 minute sessions @ $145.00 before GST
90 minute sessions @ $217.50 before GST
Student 60 minute sessions @ $130.00 before GST
Student 90 minute sessions @$195.00 before GST
*In person office sessions in north Vancouver please add $10/hr.
Clients must provide a minimum of 48 hours notice for all cancellations. Appointments that are cancelled or missed without 48 hours notice will be charged the full amount of the scheduled appointment. Cancellations or changes to your appointment can be made by emailing or calling our office at (438) 496 –8312.
Snow policy or weather emergencies: In person Sessions are held at the appointed time by Zoom (instead of in person) in the case of a declared weather emergency.
All of the information that we share together is strictly confidential unless one of the following should occur:
The courts subpoena my files.
I am subpoenaed as a witness in court.
I suspect a case of child abuse that has not been previously reported. In this case I am required by law to report to the Ministry for Children and Families.
If you threaten to harm yourself or another. In this case I am also required to report this to the proper authorities.