I help people with hard things.
I was born in County Cork, Ireland and have called Canada my home since the age of 18.
I have a Masters Degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of British Columbia and I am registered with the B.C. College of Social Workers (RSW).
Prior to entering private practice, I worked as a social worker for a wide range of human-service organizations across Vancouver, B.C. I have been an educator, counsellor, advocate and community organizer. I have extensive post-graduate training and interest in a broad variety of therapeutic modalities.
I have had the privilege of supporting individuals, couples and families to grow and change for over 25 years.
When I am not working with clients, you will most likely find me hiking up the B.C. mountains, creating sculptures from clay, making biscotti or enjoying a strong cup of Irish breakfast tea.
My areas of expertise include:
◦ Anxiety and Depression
◦ Stress and Burnout
◦ Career and Life Transitions
◦ Intimacy, Marital and Relationship Challenges
◦ Grief, Loss and Trauma
◦ Parenting and Family Issues
◦ Maternal Mental Health
◦ Separation and Divorce
I have additional certification/training in:
◦ Emotion Focused Therapy
◦ Mindfulness Based CBT
◦ Certified Facilitator - Gottman Bringing Baby Home Program
◦ Life Coaching
◦ Timeline Therapy
◦ Neuro-Linguistic Programming
My main goal is to provide therapeutic space that is expansive enough and safe enough for my clients to have the freedom to openly share and express all of their thoughts and feelings. It is integral to me that a client feels fully heard. It is also integral to my practice that my client leave our session with something concrete - be that a renewed sense of hope and optimism or a sense of direction and plan for moving forward.
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If you have any questions about my services, or would like to book an appointment, simply send me a message. I would love to chat! If you would rather I call you, please provide a number I may reach you at.
I acknowledge that I live and work on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.