I am excited to meet you. I truly enjoying helping people feel better about themselves so they can live meaningful lives.
In my own life, I've seen the benefit of a multi-dimensional approach to healing. To have a healthy mind, we have to have a healthy body. This is especially important for women to understand because changes in our hormones, diet, lifestyle and relationships can help or hurt our mental health.
And, as I continue to remind myself that professionals don't have all the answers. Just because researchers haven't found the best solution to your problem, doesn't mean that it's your fault that you are still struggling.
A good therapist never stops learning about herself and others. I continue to attend workshops to learn as much as I can about counselling and how it is that people can recover from stressful events in their life. I read everything I can find about psychology and think it's important for me to take time to contemplate our human existence and the meaning of life. The more I learn about myself from both success and failure, the better I am as a therapist. I'm fairly certain that I have been through many of the same struggles that you have in your life.
I have a Masters of Arts, Counselling Psychology degree, which I completed online, from Yorkville University in Frederiction, New Brunswick as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University. I also have Certificates in Humanities, French Language Proficiency and Guidance Studies. I've had the priviledge of working in community mental health, addictions and palliative care for several years, and I still think counselling is the best job in the world.
My husband and I have lived in Ladner for the past five years. My husband is retired from the IT management world, and loves to travel. I enjoy yoga, gardening, walking, cycling and crossword puzzles. We have a blended family with 4 adult children and 7 grandchildren between us.