About Me

I am passionate about helping people move towards a more meaningful and enjoyable life.  I bring a curious and positive attitude to our sessions and greatly respect the courage it takes to reach out for help.  I truly believe in the resiliency of the human spirit.  I know every person has the capacity to heal and grow no matter how bad things have gotten.  It is my desire to provide a safe and non-judgemental space where you are free to explore your situation, overcome challenges, and realize your full potential.

I am a creative and compassionate person who has accumulated more than 20 years’ experience helping individuals, couples, and families uncover their strengths and make better choices.  I have worked in a variety of settings such as residential programs and out-patient clinic’s serving families, adults and youth, as well as hospitals, rehab facilities, and on Mental Health and Substance Abuse teams.

Much of my career has been spent helping those impacted by their own, or a loved one’s mental health challenges and/or substance abuse and addiction issues.  I have also facilitated groups that support those on a recovery journey as well as those on a spiritual path to wellness and healing.

Education

I graduated with honors from the University of Victoria with a BSW.  I have a Masters of Social Work from Dalhousie University [MSW].  I have an Honors Certificate in Counselling from VCC and an Honors Associates Degree from Kwantlen University College.   In addition I believe strongly in learning and developing new skills so I have earned many other certificates in various models of counselling and healing.

Professional Affiliations

I am registered with the BC College of Social Workers [RSW] which is the professional body that regulates my profession.  I am also a member of the BC Association of Social Workers.  I was also an active member of Richmond Hospital Ethics Committee until I moved to Kelowna.

What Clients Say About Me

I connect well with those I meet because I am authentic and approachable.  My clients tell me how they appreciate leaving my office feeling heard, understood, respected, empowered, and hopeful. Most importantly they feel relieved because they have acquired new tools that help them live a more balanced and fulfilling life.

I so look forward to your call and would be honored to work collaboratively with you.

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”  

– Alice Walker