I have a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from the National University of Ireland, University College, Dublin.
My approach is to help people to make sense of their struggles and to teach them the skills needed to improve their lives and their relationships. My work, training and life experience allows me to approach my clients with compassion, empathy and humour. I am client-centered and goal-orientated. I work with clients within both a short term and long term model. I believe that an individual, family or couple are the experts of their own lives, I believe in achieving balance in every part of our lives. I each client as unique and as a whole person.
My work as a therapist includes working with couples, families and individuals, parenting of children and adolescents and couples going through a separation and divorce. My experience and training also allows me to work as a therapist with survivors of sexual abuse (both adolescents and adults, male and female) depression and anxiety with adolescents and adults, alcohol abuse, women and relationships and life transitions.
I have worked in Canada and the United States in a variety of settings. My work experience includes working as a therapist with mental health patients, the Richmond Mental Health Team and Kitsilano Mental Health. I have worked as a trauma therapist with the Vancouver Incest and Sexual Abuse Center (VISAC) and Delta Youth Services Sexual Abuse Intervention Program (SAIP). I have also worked as a therapist with individuals, couples and families around the lower mainland at various non-profit agencies including Employee Assistance Programs.
In addition to my work in Canada, I have worked in the United States with mental health and the University of Hawaii.