Welcome!  I am very honoured that you have chosen to view my website. The decision to understand ourselves in greater depth takes great courage and strength. I congratulate you on taking this first step to a journey which will open new worlds of self reflection. Learning and exploring our own selves, ourvalues and belief systems is a priority to follow the dreams we have in our heart.

My academic training took place in Winnipeg, Manitoba. I received my Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Winnipeg.  After completing my undergraduate, I chose to pursue a Bachelor of Social Work Degree and a  Masters of  Social Work Degree, which were received from the University of Manitoba. I am a Registered Social Worker with the BC College of Social Workers (Registration Number: 09604) and a member of the BC  Association of Social  Workers. I have had  the great privilege of practicing the art of therapy for the last 20 years. I have worked with magnificent people of all ages and in various settings (hospital, community, government, academic). My intention is to ensure I create anemotionally and  physically safe place for one to express their true feelings and emotions.  Without safety, one cannot access the vulnerable places we all have within ourselves. Effective, results oriented therapy requires unmasked honesty and safety is a prerequisite for this exploration of self.

I have clinical training  in many treatment modalities however my approach is to work with you in a collaborative and respectful manner which will dictate the methods we may wish to choose to direct our work together

Academic Education

  • 1990-1993 Bachelor of Arts, University of Winnipeg
  • 1993-1995 Bachelor of Social Work, University of Manitoba
  • 2000-2004 Master of Social Work, University of Manitoba
  • 2005-2008 Graduate Play Therapy Certificate Program, University of Western Ontario

Clinical Training and Certifications

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) (Anxiety, Depression)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy – Trauma Focused
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • RRSR (Recognizing and Responding to Suicide Risk)
  • Infant Mental Health Certification
  • Advanced DSM IV and DSM 5 Training
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Advanced Play Therapy training
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Advanced training in complex trauma (PTSD)
  • Advanced training- Psychometric Assessment tools

Professional Affiliations

  • BC College of Social Workers (BCCSW)
  • BC Association of Social Workers
  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

Areas of Clinical Specialization

  • Complex Trauma (PTSD)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Self-Esteem/Self Awareness
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Addictions
  • Life Transitions and Personal Development/Growth
  • Grief/Loss
  • Divorce/Separation
  • Cross Cultural issues
  • Clinical Supervision