Therapist (Ph.D. Candidate in Clinical Psychology)
I am a third year Doctor of Clinical Psychology student at Adler University, Vancouver Campus. I have a Master of Arts in Counselling and Psychology (2000), am a registered clinical counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and have been providing mental health services for over 20 years. In addition, I have a Bachelor of Arts in business administration (1996), a Master of Business Administration (2009), and a Graduate Certificate in Executive Coaching (2015).
My approach to therapy is strengths based, and person centered. The model of therapy I use most often is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) that I augment with other evidenced based models as needed. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT). I am easy going and curious by nature who works collaboratively with others to improve their quality of life.
My work history includes working as a therapist and later team leader for residential addiction treatment programs. In my private practice, I have facilitated group therapy for domestically violent men, provided psychoeducational groups for impaired drivers, conducted suicide risk assessments with young adults, and have provided individual and couples therapy on a range of issues including depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, LGBTQ issues, infidelity, sexuality, and men’s issues. I also worked as an executive director for a community based not-for-profit agency where I developed housing and mental health programs to meet community needs.
In my spare time, I enjoy watching movies, golf, musical theatre, and travel (when allowed anyway).
20+ years of practice
Psy.D., Adler (in progress)
M.A., Providence University College
M.B.A., Trinity Western University
Solution-focused Brief Psychotherapy
"Never waste a good crisis."