There are times it feels like anxiety and sadness is all there is, that past trauma lingers and clouds our inner landscape, robbing us of enjoyment of life. Be assured that hope is real and with help - anxiety, depression, and trauma can be overcome.
You had the courage to live through periods of deep emotional distress, now is the time to turn that courage toward healing and creating a better future ... a better life.
Anxiety can interfere with enjoyment of daily life & motivation, and lead to further problems such as depression or panic disorder. With tailored treatment, relief from anxiety can be achieved
Traumatic events that occurred in our past can follow us or resurface years later. Though treatment for trauma can be upsetting at times, recovery from the lingering pain is more than possible
Loss can take many forms; from losing a loved one, a relationship, or even a career. Recovery from losses we have suffered can be achieved through navigating the grieving process
I am a registered Master Practitioner Clinical Counsellor located in Penticton, British Columbia with 18 years experience working with adults, children, youth, and families both in Vancouver and the Okanagan. I believe that by working together it is possible to overcome difficulties, relieve stress and anxiety, recover from depression and trauma, manage crisis and feel better about your life in general.
I use an integrated style of counselling and believe that all successful therapy must begin with your strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences.
I specialize in;
- Stress & Anxiety relief [including OCD]
- Depression and Trauma recovery [including PTSD]
- Self-Injury education, support, and recovery
- Parental Skill Building
As a Multimodal Therapist I have training and experience in a number of therapeutic models that include;
- Person Centered
- Motivational Interviewing
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Rational Emotive Therapy
- Dialectic Behaviour Therapy
- Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Psychodynamic Ego-state Therapy
- Neurosequential Model of Therapy
- Neuroplasticity Enhancement
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
~ Carl Rogers