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About Me

I believe that in order to be an effective therapist, it is important to work from a position of unconditional positive regard.  I believe in each person's ability to grow and change, no matter what their circumstances may be. I work collaboratively with each client to focus the direction of each session so that we can work together to achieve the client's goals. I believe that this approach allows for the best possible outcomes for my clients.

 

I know a lot of people think they aren't capable. "I am coming to see you because I can't solve this."  You have recognized a problem, you are searching for help, and you are taking action. This is a good first step.  I would like to help you explore your options and find a solution that works for you.  There is always help available. You are taking the first step by reaching out, and I commend you for that.

 

I firmly believe that people are experts in their own lives, and it is not for me to pass opinions, or judgments or decide how a client should change. We will work together to explore goals and values and collaboratively develop a plan to help the client achieve desired outcomes. I believe that each person has within them the ability to grow, change and heal, and it is my job to support them in this process.

I specialized in Professional Counselling at Kelowna College of Professional Counselling.  

I am an active member of the Canadian College of Professional Counselors and Psychotherapists.

 My areas of practice are;  

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy 

Psychoanalytical Therapy 

Family Systems Therapy

Behavior Therapy

Gestalt Therapy

Adlerian Therapy

Choice Theory 

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy 

For those seeking a more traditional counseling experience, who want to work through past trauma, old patterns, maladaptive thought patterns, and other ailments that are impeding them from living a full life I use a combination of the different theories, tailored to your needs and personality.  No client is the same, I don't think every approach is suitable as a one-size-fits-all, by drawing on all of the theories you are able to benefit from several modalities that teach the way you learn in a collaborative manner. 

When you just can't wait or simply need to get through your day and want to focus on the future.  I will draw on Solution Focused Brief Therapy which a short-term treatment method, to get your life back on track as quickly as possible. 

Counseling

The following insurance companies accept services from C.C.P.P.C. members. 

  • Pacific Blue Cross

  • Pacific Life

  • Sunlife

  • Great West Life

  • Manulife

  • Victim Services and other providers

  • Pacific Blue Cross

  • Pacific Life

  • Sunlife

  • Great West Life

  • Manulife

  • Victim Services and other providers

Please check with your insurance company for individual coverage

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