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I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Certified Group Psychotherapist with a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology.  I have over 30 years of clinical experience in the mental health and addiction fields.  For the past 22 years I have had a private practice serving West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Metro Vancouver, and Burnaby.

My practice offers

Providing a safe, confidential and professional setting, I work from a Psychodynamic and Relational framework, but also utilize other approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural therapy.

I work with a variety of issues including

  • anxiety, stress and burnout
  • depression
  • identity and self-esteem issues
  • perfectionism
  • relationship and intimacy problems

and have extensive experience with

  • adults who have suffered trauma and
    abuse as children
  • adult children of alcoholics
  • addictions and codependency

My work with couples and individuals helps them improve their relationships and communication skills, while helping those looking for relationships find and overcome the roadblocks that have prevented their success. Assessment, referral and post treatment follow-up therapy for individuals with alcohol and drug abuse problems is also offered through my practice.

 

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Woman’s Self-Esteem Group
A professionally run therapy group for women who want to understand and improve the way they think and feel about themselves.

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Individual Therapy

My approach is primarily Psychodynamic, although I may use a number of different therapeutic methods (Cognitive, Adlerian, Interpersonal), depending on the
needs of the client.

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Group Therapy

The group provides a unique opportunity to work on interpersonal skills and intimacy, experiment with new behaviour, experience challenges and share successes in a safe environment.

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Couples Therapy

In addition to my original training and experience working with couples, I have completed the basic and advanced training in the Gottman Method couples therapy and assessment.

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Skype/FaceTime Video Therapy Available

While it is always best to see a therapist in person, it can be a real struggle for some to get to therapy every week. Having video therapy by Skype or FaceTime best suits people who need an alternative to in-office visits due to travelling, moving away, physical mobility problems and emotional problems that keep them housebound.

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