Treatment Approaches

Depending on the type of issue that you wish to address, therapy may include one or more of the following approaches:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
EMDR – Adaptive Information Processing
Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)
Emotion Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
Short-term Solution Focused Therapy
Attachment Based Psychotherapy
Stage-based Trauma treatment
(psycho-education, stabilization strategies, processing, resolution)

Ego State Therapy’Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Relapse Prevention for mood disorders or substance-related issues
Clinical Hypnosis
(please note that this is provided in the context of a standard clinical assessment and treatment regime)

My approach to treatment is to include all aspects of a person’s biological, social and psychological experiences to create an individualized, client centered treatment plan. I provide therapy within a non-judgemental, non-stigmatizing and confidential relationship. This includes people from diverse backgrounds and religious, sexual (LGBTQ) spiritual, or other orientations.

As an experienced medical and clinical social worker, I can work closely with your physician and other practitioners to provide adjunctive support for pre and post surgery preparation, painful or anxiety-provoking medical or dental procedures, chronic pain or chronic health issues, somatic or psychosomatic symptoms.

Education: Masters of Clinical Social Work from the University of Calgary with a minor degree in psychology including Abnormal and Clinical psychology.
Experience: Over 15 years experience working with adults and youth within community non-profit agencies, as well as hospitals, counselling, community mental health and residential addiction treatment facilities.

I hold a current registration with the British Columbia College of Social Workers which is an affiliate member of the Canadian Association of Social Workers.  I regularly attend clinical conferences and trainings and subscribe to academic journals that keep my practice skills current.