I believe that with the right kind of support, we can find our way through and thrive.
I became a therapist because I know that having the right kind of support and tools can make all the difference. I believe that we each fundamentally know what we need, but when we’re busy striving or are caught in getting things done we don’t always listen to or hear it.
I help people lower their stress and anxiety by helping them connect with their strengths and abilities, and clarifying what’s most important to them. With some effective tools and awareness you can lower your anxiety, feel more solid and be able to think clearly to resolve the important issues.
Your time and resources are important, so when you work with me we get right to work. I listen for and help you identify your strengths and skills, how you think about things, what’s important and meaningful for you, and what you want from therapy. I can help you get clear about what’s at the core of the issues, and help you find your way through to what you need to resolve it – either making the changes you need to or finding a different way to be with difficult situations. With me you can learn some Self Regulation Therapy tools to help you build the skills you need to truly thrive.
I hold this work in a big life perspective. I have an integrated spiritual practice, which means I believe that everything is connected, and that we can do all kinds of amazing things when we hold our issues in the context of greater purpose and meaning. If you want to make changes, I'll help you access what you know and also encourage you to explore some different ways of seeing things. I find that the right questions can make all the difference, and humor is a great way to connect and shift perspective on things.
With over 15 years of dedicated spiritual practice as a practitioner, meditator and teacher I have years of my own internal work and evolution informing how I live and how I work as a therapist. I help people become more aware of their current patterns in a nonjudgmental way so there’s lots of room to learn and make different choices. I believe that lasting change requires a wholehearted, integrated approach that includes mental, emotional, physical and spiritual aspects of our experience.
In my own life challenges, I’ve experienced the difference between times when I didn’t have the right support and times when I did – and having people who could see me, offer a bigger perspective, and help me learn how to find my way through has made all the difference.
I have a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Vancouver, BC. (2001), and I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.