I am a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years experience working with adolescents and adults (including parents and couples). I have worked in hospital and university settings, as well as in private practice. I also have experience working with First Responders and fellow therapists/counsellors.
Before moving to the Fraser Valley, I had a private practice for 10 years in Vancouver and at the North Shore Stress & Anxiety Clinic. I have also been an Adjunct Professor and Researcher at Simon Fraser Univeristy since 2006.
Overall, my approach is warm, compassionate and direct. My work is heavily influenced by developmental psychology and attachment theory. I am trained in several evidence-based approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and somatic based approaches including Internal Family Systems Therapy. I will work with you to develop a treatment plan to suit your needs.
I work with adolescents, adults & couples dealing with the following challenges:
- Difficult life transitions
- Anxiety (incl. worry, panic attacks, phobias, obsessions & compulsions)
- Trauma (early childhood/current)
- Relationship problems
- Parenting challenges (adjusting to parenthood, child behaviour)
- Identity issues (shame, self-esteem)
- Professional stressors (eg., First Responders, Nurses, Therapists, Teachers)
Education & Training
Post-Doctoral Fellowship (2003-2006) Yale Anxiety & Mood Services, Yale University
PhD, Clinical Psychology (2002) University of British Columbia
Accredited Internship (2001) Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (1996) Queen’s University