MCP, RCC - Registered clinical counsellor
I’m passionate about curiosity and connection. This means I place the highest priority on creating a connection with clients. That starts right here, where you can get to know me before deciding to book a consultation.
I found my way to counselling because of my desire to understand the world, and the people, around me. I’ve spent the last 15+ years answering questions from friends, colleagues, and clients about sex, relationships, and anatomy. People were coming to me with real and challenging issues and to better help them I decided I needed to know more - I sought a Masters in Counselling, and wrote a thesis on Sexual Health Education as a resource to myself and other therapists.
Since then, I’ve continued to avidly pursue training and other learning experiences in the field of sex and relationship therapy. I’ve completed two levels of training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, the foremost research-based approach to relationships, and a training with Sue Johnson, the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy. I live and work with a curious and open mind, and try to remember every day to bring my values of loving kindness with me into every room.
My clinical specialties in the fascinating world of sex and relationship counselling include trauma, communication & boundaries, and chronic pain & illness. I also work with grief & loss, anxiety & depression, and personal growth. I welcome queer folk and folk in the BDSM fetish community. I work with people in all relationship structures, i.e. monogamy, open, polyamory, swinging, etc.
My pronouns are she/her.
Approaches in Therapy
| Gottman couples therapy | emotion-focused therapy | | Sex Therapy |motivational interviewing | TRAUMA-INFORMED SOMATIC APPROACH | Trauma-informed |
Professional Licensure & Degrees
Registered Clinical Counsellor, BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
Certificate in Peer Counselling, University of British Columbia
Masters of Counselling, City University of Seattle
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, McGill University
Professional Trainings & Experience
(Upcoming) Trauma-Informed Somatic Practice Certificate with Dr. Sharon Stanley, City University of Seattle
Culturally Responsive Practice, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
Couples Therapy in the 21st Century with Dr. Sue Johnson, Jack Hirose & Associates
Gottman Method Couples Therapy: Levels 1 & 2 Clinical Training, The Gottman Institute
Emergency First Aid & CPR, Canadian Red Cross
Active Listening Webinar, Alzheimer Society of B.C
Motivational Interviewing with an Alcohol and Drug Focus, Urban Native Youth Association
Family Caregiver Training, Alzheimer Society of B.C
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