I provide gentle, effective counselling for adults and youth. My goal is for you to feel safe and cared for, while we work together on your counselling goals. Learn How to Max Out Your Counselling Journey.
Location: My comfortable and private counselling office in South Rutland (near Costco) is accessible by Kelowna public transit and has free parking. Click the link above to see photos of my cozy client space! When you book your first appointment, I will provide the address and arrival/parking instructions.
I can help you with:
- self-esteem and self-worth
- life transitions and decisions
- health issues, chronic pain, and disabilities
- grief and loss
- LGBTQ+ issues
- depression and anxiety
- strengths assessments and strengths coaching
I am an approved provider of CVAP (Crime Victim Assistance Program) counselling services. If you have been approved for CVAP counselling (or are in the process of applying) I would be pleased to connect with you about how I can support you on your healing journey.
Qualifications and Approaches: I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW) and a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (BSW). I am registered with the BC College of Social Workers (RSW #12234), and am a member in good standing with the BC Association of Social Workers. My counselling approaches include elements of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), art therapy, inner child therapy, self-regulation therapy, mindfulness, dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), and psychodynamic theory. You and I will decide together which approaches are right for your needs.
- Initial meet and greet (15 minutes) = NO FEE (a brief meeting so you can decide whether my services are a good fit for you)
- 1 hour session (60 minutes) = $120 total
- 1.5 hour session (90 minutes) = $150 total (recommended if multiple people are attending a session together)
- Skype, Facebook Video Chat, or FaceTime options are available.
- I accept payment by e-transfer, cheque, or cash. I do not have a debit or credit machine at my office.
- Payment is due on the same day as your appointment.
There is no tax charged for my counselling services as registered social workers are exempt from charging GST and PST. Receipts are provided by email (or printed if requested) after payment is received. Please keep your receipts for your records, insurance claims, and income tax. If you have extended health benefits through your work, you may be covered for sessions with a Registered Social Worker (RSW). Regarding your taxes, in accordance with the Medical Expense Tax Credit (METC), the Government of Canada will reimburse recipients of clinical services that have expenses greater than $2,237 annually or 3 percent of the taxpayer’s net income.
Low income? Disability? I am committed to providing accessible counselling services. Ask about sliding scale fees and/or accommodations.
I Provide LGBTQ+ and Disability Inclusive Services