Counselling Services

I provide gentle, validating counselling for adults. My goal is for you to feel deeply heard and understood, while we work together on your counselling goals. As a small counselling practice, I am focused on purpose, not profit.

Some of the things I can help with:

Please contact me at [email protected] or 778-215-2061 (call or text) or through my LinkedIn Profile or Facebook Page for more information.

**Note that my caseload is currently full and I am running a wait list for people interested in services and former clients wanting to resume services (expected start time is 3-6 months).

Counselling Through Funded Programs: I am an approved provider of CVAP (Crime Victim Assistance Program), ICBC (Insurance Corporation of BC), MNBC (Metis Nation BC), and FNHA (First Nation Health Authority) counselling services. If you are beginning CVAP, ICBC, MNBC, or FNHA counselling (or are applying) I would be pleased to explore how I can support you on your healing journey. I also provide counselling through client referrals from several non-profit agencies.

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.

I am also a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor.   I hold a Level 2 Accreditation in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) for treatment of PTSD and a Certificate in Treating Emotion Regulation Disorders with Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). I have also completed Positive Neuroplasticity Training for Professionals through Dr. Rick Hanson, PhD. My counselling approaches include elements of CBT and TF-CBT, DBT, inner child therapy, self-regulation and somatic therapy, mindfulness, positive neuroplasticity, and psychodynamic theory.

The first step in therapy is for me to listen deeply to what you are dealing with, and make sure I understand your goals. This process then allows me to present you with a range of evidence-based and effective options that are likely to meet your needs. Then I will ask you how you want to proceed - and that is how we make a plan for your individual therapy.

Appointment Availability

  • I am currently offering appointments on Saturdays, and on Tuesday evenings. My caseload is currently full and I am running a wait list for people interested in services (expected wait time is 3-6 months). Appointments can be in-person in Kelowna BC, or virtual for people living throughout BC and the Yukon.

Counselling Fees:

  • Initial consult (up to 20 minutes for you to meet me and ask questions about my services, but not a counselling session) = NO FEE
  • 1 hour counselling session (60 minutes) = $120 total (*July 1, 2024 my rate is increasing to $135 total*)
  • I accept payment by e-transfer, cheque, Paypal, or cash. I do not have a debit or credit card machine at my office but can receive credit card payments via PayPal. I do have access to direct billing for insurance providers registered on the TELUS portal - please check with me if you are interested in more info about this service.
  • Payment is due on the same day as your appointment, unless you have made other arrangements with me in advance of your appointment date.

Other Services

  • Hormone Readiness Assessment and Gender Transition Consult (60-90 minute session) = $60 per person for up to 2 hours of service including completion of the assessment paperwork
  • PWD Assessments (Assessor Portion) = NO FEE (I bill through the program using the invoice slip in your application booklet)

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.

I Provide 2SLGBTQIA+ and Disability Inclusive Services

COVID-19/Communicable Disease: The office and bathroom are thoroughly disinfected between clients. I ask that anyone who is ill either reschedule their appointment or switch to Zoom. Zoom sessions are always available for those who prefer a virtual appointment.