It has been an honor to have 22 years of professional practice in the counselling field. During this time, I have had valuable experience as a social worker, therapist and consultant in mental health settings, private agencies, businesses, government agencies and schools, in both rural and urban settings. The Yoga Teacher Certification also assists to guide my approach with clients and helps me to remain centred and provide a supportive and nurturing environment. The children, adults, and couples who I have seen for counselling come from a diverse background and include members of aboriginal communities, multi-cultural groups, gay, lesbian and bisexual individuals and those with disabilities. I specialize in work with those experiencing work stress, general anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, grief/loss and adoption issues. As a firm believer in the power of peer support to promote healing, I continue to facilitate and offer a variety of group experiences.
I provide clinical supervision for private therapists. as well as for Oak Counselling Services.
Beginning in 2011, I have had the pleasure of teaching 3rd year Social Work student at Nicola Valley Institute of Technology in Burnaby. What an incredible learning opprotunity it has been as well as heartwarming to connect with students during a pivotal part of their career.
My experience also includes consulting services for the Globe and Mail, CKNW radio and for provincial integrated school-linked services project for children and youth at risk. I enjoy presenting at various conferences and workshops and am committed to exploring current research and techniques for healing.