Individuals (Adult/Youth) and Couples Counselling

Individual counselling sessions are offered in-person at the Vancouver location, or online through video-conferencing.

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Individual Counselling (Adults and youth)

Individuals come to counselling for a variety of reasons. This is a non-judgemental, open space where you are able to express your ideas, thoughts, and feelings and learn more about yourself. You may learn tools to improve stress management and enhance your coping strategies. You may receive support and learn skills for processing difficult or distressing emotions. You may learn skills on how to regulate your nervous system and improve body awareness. We may work collaboratively to problem-solve a challenge or concern. Every session is different.

I work from a holistic or systems approach, which means that we will not only be exploring your individual thoughts, emotions and behaviours, but also be looking at the environment in which you live, and if there are adjustments that could be made to improve your mental health and overall wellness.

I want you to get the most out of each session, so I will be regularly checking in with you to be sure that the approach is working for you, and to adjust our process to address new priorities or shifting needs.

In order for you to get the most out of your sessions, there may be optional exercises to work on between sessions, to provide opportunities to practice new skills or integrate new ways of being.

Areas of Practice

  • managing anxiety and depression
  • chronic disease management
  • diabetes distress
  • pre/post partum wellness
  • pregnancy and fertility
  • parenting support
  • stress management
  • adjusting to change or new realities
  • processing grief and loss
  • HIV diagnosis and management

Modalities:

  • cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • mindfulness
  • somatic experiencing
  • art therapeutic interventions
  • psycho education and skill building
  • narrative therapy
  • family of origin
  • motivational interviewing
  • collaborative problem solving
  • solution-focused therapy

Couples Counselling

Couples seek counselling for a variety of reasons. Some couples are seeking support in navigating changes in their relationship dynamic due to situational changes. Some may be exploring new ways of being in relationship (polyamory, non monogamy, etc.). Some may be looking to strengthen their connection, intimacy and improve communication. Or some have experienced betrayals of trust, or would like support addressing heated and ongoing patterns of conflict.

This is a non-judgemental space for all types of relationships (non monogamous, polyamorous, etc.) and for 2SLGBTQQIA folks in relationship.

Areas of Practice

  • emotionally taxing conflict patterns
  • parenting together
  • navigating pregnancy and fertility
  • communication challenges
  • adjusting to change or new realities
  • exploring new ways of being in relationship
Spacious counselling office with window, area for doing art, sand table and access to play therapy tools


Bookshelf complete with play therapy tools and art supplies

Waiting area with books and magazines