My interest in the impacts of stress, trauma & attachment began while working in outdoor leadership and guiding. I have a BA in Experiential Education from Prescott College and a MA in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. I have experience in providing counselling services in addictions treatment, community mental health, employee assistance programs, and as a women’s trauma counsellor. I utilize Attachment Focussed EMDR and a strength based somatic – orientated approach to support the connection and integration of the impacts of stress, trauma and adversity. My practice is guided by the principles of providing counselling that honours dignity, security, choice, compassion and empowerment,

Notable Training:
Traumatic Stress Certificate Program: Trauma Research Foundation Dr Bessel Van Der Kolk M.D (In Progress 2023)
Trauma-Informed CBT: Robert Lusk, PhD
Treating Trauma Master Series: Ruth Buczynski, Ph.D
EMDR Refresher: Kelly Smyth-Dent LLC
Emotional Triggers: Ruth Buczynski, Ph.D
Transforming Trauma with EMDR I, II, III: The Parnell Institute, Dr. Laurel Parnell Ph.D
The Body in the Treatment of Trauma & Attachment: Pat Ogden Ph.D
The Body Remembers: Psychophysiology of Trauma and Treatment: Babette Rothschild MSW LCSW
Stopping the Violence Feminist Counselling: BC Association of Specialized Victim Assistance Programs
Somatic Experiencing: Beginning 1
Child Trauma: Ricky Greenwald, Pst D

Cost Per Session

$

Insurance

No

State Licensed

British Columbia

Specialization

Anxiety

Attachment

Bullying

Caregiver Stress

Childhood Emotional Neglect

Childhood Trauma

Childhood Traumatic Grief

Complex PTSD

Developmental Trauma

Dysregulation

Emotional Abuse

Emotional Neglect

Gender Based Violence

Grief/Bereavement

Incest

Intimate Partner Violence

Loss

Panic Attacks

Physical Abuse

Physical Neglect

Sexual Abuse

Sexual Assault/Rape

Shock Trauma

Traumatic Grief

Victims of Crime

Types of Therapy

Attachment Based

Attachment Focused EMDR

CBT

Cognitive Therapies

Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing

Mindfulness

Solution Focused Therapies

Somatic Therapies

Strengths Based Approach

Trauma Focused CBT

Population Served

Adults

Services

Individuals