A Above all else, I have a passion for helping people to improve their lives and work toward fulfilment. I utilize a number of different therapeutic methods, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and Existential/Humanistic models. I value the client-therapist relationship as extremely important for change and I attempt to work with clients to set their own goals for therapy. I see my role as a facilitator of change in an atmosphere of encouragement, support, and transparency.
I have an M.A. in Counselling Psychology and have been a Registered Psychologist since 2005 (CPBC Reg. No. 1646). I have worked over 20 years in the helping professions in both governmental and non-governmental agencies. I work with individuals, couples, and families, including children ages 6 up. I have varied experience across a number of population groups. My training is in marriage and family therapy working with couples, parents and children. I have worked with governmental organizations, including the Correctional Service of Canada (11 years) and the Provincial Government (Child Protection). I have a strong background in understanding religious and cultural themes and values, especially in the areas of Christianity and First Nations. I have also done a lot of work with insurance companies to provide assistance in return to work situations treating anxiety, depression, or trauma-related stress. I specialize in treating anxiety and depression, anger and stress management, as well as marriage and family issues.
My fees are $180 per hour. I accept cash, cheque, credit cards, or e-transfer. Many extended health plans cover psychological services. Check with your plan for coverage limits, deductibles, and doctor’s referral requirements. I am able to direct bill Pacific Blue Cross and Great West Life as well as RCMP, Department of National Defense, and Veterans Affairs. I work with insurance companies for return to work plans related to mental health leaves.
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