I have experience working with both individuals and groups. As well as working in private practice, I have worked as a therapist for Living Through Loss Counselling Society of BC, an agency that focuses primarily with grief and loss issues as well as outreach to women in the downtown east side.
I have been a meditation student and practitioner for the past 20 years and I am a member of the Zen Centre of Vancouver. My counselling approach draws from my mindfulness/awareness practice as well as Person-Centred Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I am also trained in EMDR, an effective therapy used to treat trauma related issues, as well as anxiety and depression.
Prior to my work as a counsellor, I taught within the Vancouver School Board for 14 years as a Special Needs Resource Teacher and completed a Masters in Education in Counselling-Psychology through UBC.
I am a member in good standing with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.