Sometimes the world gets out of balance. Anger, depression, or stress may rise up. Something might not feel right. Change needs to happen, but what and how? Counselling may help bring awareness and build useful action towards a different future. New perspectives may be found that lead to greater clarity. Learning to cope could help to smooth out the bumps of life.
I am a private practice counsellor and school counsellor with over 8 years of experience. In private practice I focus mostly on working with adults and a few youth 13+. Creativity and spontaneity infuse my work. I like to incorporate ways to tap into the non-verbal- a painting exercise or a sand tray scene. I am an ideas person that will get you thinking about your life in different ways. I want to help you to actively transform your life through exploration in session in learning to think differently. Then in between sessions I set you up to test out changes, as your life actually plays out.
My approach combines gaining wisdom from the past, grounding in the present and envisioning the future in order to move toward change. I believe the process is as important as the goal. I incorporate Adlerian ideas as well as practical Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques to help you build your skill at navigating life. I bring in creative processes to help you expand beyond words.
I work with adults and youth 13+. I specialize in life transitions, anxiety, depression, career, parenting, anger management, emotion regulation, LGBTQ2 and behaviour. I use a variety of techniques including talk therapy, art therapy, skill building and practice, mindfulness, play therapy, and sandtray. I believe that the most effective counselling combines in-session exploration and between session practice. Integrating new knowledge outside of the counselling room can solidify and inform the shift of everyday life. Every person is uniquely individual and I tailor sessions to meet with your own approach and comfort level.
As per BC Association of Clinical Counsellors Recommended Rates
I am currently available Tuesday evenings and Thursdays. Both days are bookable online. Other days/times may be available upon request.
$135/hour Individual Adult Session or Youth Session
In-person or video sessions
I work on a full 60 min hour for all sessions.
Some extended health plans cover registered clinical counselling services. Please check the details of your own plan.
Many universities have coverage under the StudentCare program. Look up individual institutions here to check your coverage:
I accept the following for payment:
Cash, cheque, e-transfer, Visa, MasterCard, or debit
Call me for a free 15 minute phone consultation.
*Please note: If you need to change or cancel an appointment, please do so at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise you will be charged the full session cost.
206-1651 Commercial Drive Vancouver BC V5L 3Y3
1First 45min is free in underground parking- enter off Graveley or free street parking is available 3 blocks away next to Victoria Park on Grant Street.
Living and working with gratitude on unceded, ancestral and traditional lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh Squamish and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh Tsleil-Waututh Nations