I am a Registered Psychologist who provides individual therapy/counselling and assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults, and family therapy for adults and children. I have a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Queens University, Kingston, Ontario. I also have a Masters Degree in Clinical Developmental Psychology. I am a member of the College of Psychologists of B.C. (#1439) and the British Columbia Psychological Association (BCPA). I have been providing clinical assessment and treatment services since 1987.
I work with individuals (children, adolescents, adults, and families) who are experiencing difficulties with:
- Mild Traumatic Head Injury
- Life events that have contributed to a disruption in Mental Health
- Children’s Emotional and Behaviour Problems
- Childhood abuse issues (physical, emotional, & sexual abuse)
- Family Stress
- Fears (including phobias)
- Grief and Loss
- Parenting Struggles of Adolescence (i.e. teen depression)
- Trauma & PTSD
- Stress management
- Couples, marriage & relationship issues
- Assertiveness training & boundary setting
- Family counselling
I also conduct psychoeducational assessments, which provide information about an individual’s learning, strengths and weaknesses, and are useful for planning interventions at home and school. They include tests of intelligence and related abilities, academic achievement (reading, writing, math), and where indicated, tests of personality, behaviour, attention, or adaptive functioning. The results help identify giftedness, learning disorders, and/or cognitive disabilities. Psychoeducational assessments are also used in the identification of ADHD and other developmental disorders.
I use several treatment modalities that are drawn from several different theoretical approaches. My approach is flexible and tailored to each individual’s presenting problems, goals, and needs. I use various approaches including: cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, emotional focused family therapy, solution-focused, family systems, and expressive therapies (art & play therapy) for children and adolescents.
As a Registered Psychologist, my services are sometimes covered by extended health care benefits or insurance companies. Please check your insurance plan to determine your coverage for psychological services.
I’m at Yale Therapy Group part time so the quickest way to access me is on my cell at 604-792-8454, call or text or email me at email@example.com.