Scope of practice

I am trained to work with children, adolescents, adults, seniors, couples, and families.

I will help you and your family cope with a variety of life challenges including mental health difficulties, relationship conflicts, traumas, and educational and vocational concerns.

I help persons who are either self referred, referred by other professionals, employment assistance programs (EAP), insurance companies, public agencies, or churches.

Therapies:

I use a wide spectrum of therapies and especially aspects of Eye Movement Integration Therapy, Brainspotting, Trauma Incident Reduction Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Experiential, Person-centred, Gestalt Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Emotionally Focused approaches to therapy.

I offer Trauma Therapy, Grief psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Adolescent/Youth Psychotherapy, Adults, Anxiety Disorders, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Bereavement Counselling, Depression, Divorce Counselling, Family Violence Counselling, Grief and Loss, Individual Counselling, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Older Adult/Aging Issues, Panic Disorders, Parent Counselling, Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Premarital Counselling, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Injury, Separation Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Trichotillomania.

Confidentiality: 

Confidentiality is an important aspect of therapy. A high value is placed on the confidentiality of the information you share in therapy. The information shared will remain privileged to myself, as your counsellor. You will be asked to sign a “Release of Information” form if we (the client and therapist) feel that it would be beneficial to share information with a third party. Confidentiality will only be legally broken in the following circumstances: Where the client poses potential harm to him/herself. Where the client poses potential harm to another party. If the client discloses or poses potential abuse to a minor. If there is a court order. A response is needed to litigation initiated by a client against the therapist.

Faith:

Some clients do not think faith is important – nor do they want to talk about it. I respect both, but I believe it’s important for you to understand my beliefs and make an informed decision. 

Christian faith is foundational to the therapy that I do. I believe in the Triune God. I believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. I believe that Christ loved us so much that He died on the cross for our sins, that He was buried and rose again so that we might live. It is important for you to know all of this so you can make an informed decision about the counsellor you choose to see. I see many individuals, couples, children, teens and seniors who wish to speak openly about their faith and how it affects their circumstances.