As a counselor with over 35 years experience. I have a professional and personal commitment to the empowerment of clients. I assist people to change unhelpful patterns of behavior and learn the skills they need to move forward to in their lives. Clients are encouraged to consider their best options and formulate plans best suited to their life goals. I understand that attitude can make or break a person. I share a message of positive change that will impact you professionally and personally.
I have training in a wide range of counselling and assessment models including such specialty areas as:
- Self-esteem and confidence building
- Anxiety and Stress management
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – EMDR
- Family of origin
- Marital and premarital
- Healthy relationships
- Domestic violence
- Separation or divorce
- Personal and professional development
- Chronic Illness and the impact on the patient and their family members
- Living with and managing chronic pain
- Life transitions
- Self Care
My education includes degrees from Southern Illinois University and Royal Roads University, and certification in Career development assessments, EMDR, Emotional Intelligence, Cyber-Counselling (online counselling) from the University of Toronto School of Social Work among other certifications. I have been registered with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counselors (R.C.C.) since 1987 and taught courses at Northwest Community College, University of the Fraser Valley, Royal Roads University, and for numerous public sector and private sector organizations.
I work with individuals, families, couples and workplace cohorts. I counsel children as young as 6, teenagers, adults and elders, I’m at Yale Therapy Group full time and can be reached through Yale at 604-795-9552 Ext. 5 or by cell at 604-316-0833, call or text or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remember, you don’t have to believe everything your think.