About Me

If you are interested in seeing me as a counsellor or teacher, you may wish to know a bit about me.

I have a bachelors degree in Political Science from UBC and started working in social services in 1992. By 2002 I completed a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology at the Adler School of Professional Psychology.

I grew up playing hockey in Vancouver and as a adult started hiking, climbing and skiing. I love the outdoors and have completed a couple of Ironman Triathlons and some even longer recreational bike rides. Today I love to backpack the West Coast Trail and do day long hikes along the Sea to Sky highway.

As a professional, I started as an adult educator, then a manager, and then a psychotherapist. I've trained volunteers to work on crisis lines and as victim services volunteers. I've managed a transition house for abused women and overseen a range of counselling and education programs. I've taught triathletes, volunteers, massage therapists, and naturopathic doctors and I bring all of my teaching experience into the counselling sessions. Teaching adults has always been my interest. My goal as a counsellor is to help you learn about yourself.

In 2004 I started practicing mindfulness meditation and its has played a significant role in my life ever since. Every year I take three weeks off for a silent meditation retreat to deepen my mindfulness practice. In 2012, I completed Spirit Rock Meditation Center's Community Dharma Leader Program so I can teach mindfulness classes. In 2017 I've started a four year training to become an Independent Authorized Retreat Teacher through Spirit Rock again. This four year program prepares me to teach residential meditation retreats in addition to the classes I teach in the city. I'm especially interested in the workable day-to-day practice of Lovingkindness and Mindfulness at work, home and community. I want bring these classical practices into the real world in a practical and relatable way.

  • Mindfulness practices

  • Cultural Issues

  • Spiritual meaning

  • Professional/Career Issues 

  • College/Graduate School Issues

  • Life Transitions

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Relationship Difficulties

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