As a clinical counsellor in psychology, I integrates different techniques in my counselling approach with particular interest in using Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I have diverse clinical interests with special focus on men's health, acquired brain injuries, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I believe that the individual’s life and behaviours are better understood when body, mind, and context are examined simultaneously.
I work with couples to help them address the issues that are hindering their relationship and create a common narrative that reflects their values and hopes.
I hold a Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences from Portland State University, Oregon; a Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from American International College, Massachusetts; a Masters in Rehabilitation Science, and a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from UBC.
I have been a practicing clinician for 22 years in different clinical, academic, and leadership roles. As an occupational therapist I worked in diverse clinical settings including acute care, intensive care units, and outpatient care units.
I have advanced training and expertise in neurological rehabilitation. I was a faculty lecturer at the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University, Montreal. At the present time, I am a clinical instructor at the Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy faculty at UBC and Chair of the Neurology Practice Network at The Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists-BC.