Registered Clinical Counsellor
I am grateful to be able to conduct work and be located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Tk’emlúps te Secwepemc.
I am a positive and empathetic counsellor that works exclusively with children and youth. I focus on helping you find strategies to help yourself, adapting to the unique needs of each client and creating a comfortable and safe space to talk openly about difficult topics. While I work directly with my young clients, I recognize that children and youth grow up in a variety of family environments.
Where appropriate, I encourage the implementation of strategies developed during therapy into each individual family system. I encourage parents and guardians to become co-therapists and embrace the role they play in helping their child develop new strategies and improve overall mental health.
Therapeutic Approaches: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Children and Youth, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Play therapy, Nature therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Compassion Therapy, Schema-Therapy Skills (Jeffrey Young)
Degrees: Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences (Psychology), Master of Science in Developmental Psychology, German License to Practice Child and Youth Psychotherapy (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
Additional Training: Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme) Level 4 provider, Autogenic Training, Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Certified in Kinder-DIPS: Diagnostical Interview for Mental Disorders in Children and Adolescents (DSM-5)
Also offers therapy sessions in German.