I am a Mind-body Counsellor and Psychotherapist working in my Private Practice and passionate about Somatic Dreamwork, Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, Embodied Wisdom, Relationships, Women’s Work & Creativity.
I’m experienced in providing short and long-term counselling for all couples and individuals needing a supportive & respectful place to heal hurts involving:
life stress & anxiety
trauma, grief, depression
eating disorders & disordered eating
various life transitions
And/or cultivate integration of:
clarity in purpose and career path
grounded success with projects or achievements
more pleasure in life
more harmony and intimacy in relationships
My employment history includes counselling experience at:
St.Paul’s Hospital Reproductive Mental Health Program,
Woodstone Residence Eating Disorders Center (now known as Looking Glass Residence),
LifeMark Chronic Pain Center,
various residential recovery homes,
The Chopra Center of Addiction & Wellness;
and teaching at Rhodes Wellness College.
Outside of my passion for people & psychology, I’ll be practicing yoga, reading, journalling, travelling and dancing to my husband’s reggae sitar!
Specialized Psychotherapy Training: – Dreamwork Demystified| Dr. Leslie Ellis; Vancouver, BC – Mindful Self-Compassion Core Skills Training| Kristin Neff & Chris Germer – 2-year Focusing-oriented Therapy Certification | Dr. Leslie Ellis; Vancouver, BC - Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for trauma| Dr. Janina Fisher; Online – Art Therapy in Counselling | Adler School of Professional Psychology; Vancouver, BC – Dreaming and Dream Interpretationin Counselling | Adler Center; Vancouver, BC – Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) | Dr. Sue Johnson, Ed.D; Online – Women's Depth Therapy Workshop | Ana Mozol; Adler University, Vancouver, BC – Gestalt Therapy Workshop | Dr. Bea Mackay; Vancouver, BC – Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Foundational Certificate | Behavioural Tech & Dr. Marsha Linehan; Online – Mindfulness, Willingness and Radical Acceptance in Psychotherapy | Dr. Marsha Linehan, Seattle, WA – Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB) 2-day training | Mindsight Institute, Dr. Dan Siegel; Victoria, BC – Adlerian Approach to DreamsWorkshop | The Adler Center; Vancouver, BC – Mindful Eating Seminar | Skelly Publishing; Online – An Introduction to Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy | (AEDP); Vancouver, BC – Facilitated parenting group: "Discipline that Works" | Family Services of the North Shore; Vancouver, BC Other Specialized Training or Experience: – Courting the Dream | Tokopa; Online – Circlework | Jalaja Bonheim; Light on the Hill, New York – Vipassana 10-day Meditation Retreat | Merritt, BC – Mindfulness Intensive 7-Day Meditation Retreat | Spirit Rock, CA – 7 Windows to the Soul: Chakra Weekend Workshop | Anodea Judith; Vancouver, BC – Young Adults Mindfulness Intensive 7-Day Meditation Retreat | Spirit Rock, CA – Insight Yoga Intensive | Sarah Powers; Esalen in Big Sur, CA) – Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy – Level 1 | Vancouver, BC – Restorative Yoga Level 1 | Tianne Allan; Vancouver, BC – 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training | Karma Yoga; Vancouver, BC – Dreamwalking: A Course On Dreams | Tokopa; Online – Non-Violent Communication Training | Raj Gill; Vancouver, BC – Feminine Treasures Classes &The Tao of Love Day-long | Minke De Vos; Vancouver, BC – Dependent Origination Meditation Workshop Retreat | Christina Feldman; UBC, Vancouver, BC – Archetypal Dreamwork Retreat | Hollyhock; UBC, Vancouver, BC – Awakening The Heart | Thich Nhat Hanh; UBC, Vancouver, BC