Welcome. I am a Registered Psychologist (#1730) offering adult psychology services in Victoria, B.C. I work primarily with individuals and occasionally with couples. I completed my undergraduate in psychology through the University of British Columbia, my Master’s in clinical psychology through Simon Fraser University, and my PhD in clinical psychology through the University of British Columbia. Originally from Vancouver, I have been living and working in Victoria since 2009. I am a therapist, scientist and mother.
More than anything I believe in compassion, connection and courage.
COMPASSION: Compassion and empathy are the foundation of the work that I do. I believe that empathy is the key to successful healthy relationships and effective therapy. I seek to communicate true caring to my clients and help them to develop empathy for others.
CONNECTION: Our connections with others make life beautiful and meaningful. In so many ways,
love and connection (between mothers and their infants, between parents and their growing
children, between friends, and between lovers) carry us through life, making life satisfying and
fulfilling. Despite this, we are often not taught how to develop healthy and enduring social lives,
friendships, and romantic relationships. The skills required for healthy and successful romantic
love are some of the most difficult skills we perform as adults. It is my goal as a therapist to help
my clients learn how to be healthy in love and to find deep and rewarding connections with
others, be they friends or romantic partners.
COURAGE: Courage is important in all aspects of our life. To live in fear is to live a limited life.
Courage is particularly important for clients experiencing anxiety. When we live a life in pursuit of
our highest values, not in the service or our fear, that is when we experience the most joy and
fulfillment. I strive to help my clients live with courage and find ways through their fear.
I am deeply committed to diversity and seek to maintain an inclusive therapeutic practice. I welcome clients from all racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds. I am LGBTQ+, poly, and kink inclusive and informed. I believe very much in fairness and justice.