About me

I am a people-person and love developing collaborative, therapeutic relationships with my clients.  I have been interested in human development, relationships, and resilience for as far back as I can remember.

As a Doctoral student at Concordia University, I learned about the neurobiology of stress and attachment, the vast ways in which stress impacts our lives and relationships, and the numerous pathways to risk and resilience. I explored many of these topics following a group of parents with bipolar disorder and their children as the children matured through adolescence and into young adulthood. Here I was able to witness how early experiences can shape the ways in which we move through life later on. Also, I learned the value of well timed, focused therapy in helping people to overcome such challenges.

During my clinical training, I gained experience addressing a range of issues including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, chronic pain, eating disorders, addiction, school-related stress, working with life transitions, couples therapy, and sex therapy. Upon finishing my schooling, I moved to Vancouver, where I set up my private practice. Alongside my practice, I worked with sex researcher Lori Brotto to help run mindfulness groups for women with low sexual desire. I have also run mindfulness and cognitive-behaviorual therapy groups for women with vulvar pain that interferes with intercourse and men recovering from prostate cancer treatment. Following my joy of teaching, I provide clinical supervision to doctoral students at Adler University and the McGill University Health Centre and am a clinical tutor within the UBC Sexual Medicine Department. I am thrilled to have hand-picked a team of kind and brilliant therapists to work alongside me at Resilience Psychotherapy.

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: CPBC # 2213

License Province/Territory: British Columbia

Date License Granted: November 1, 2015

Years in Practice: 6

Additional Credentials:

Ordre de Psychologues du Quebec # 13828-20

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Languages
English
Types of Clients
Young People
Adults
Older Adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Session Types
Online
Phone
Specialities

Sex and Couples therapy

Anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD

Attachment trauma, personality disorders

Stress management and communication

Mindful Self Compassion

 

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