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COVID-19 UPDATE:

July 7, 2021: I continue to meet with clients both in-person and virtually. If you have any COVID-19 symptoms, DO NOT come in for in-person appointments. If you consider yourself to be at higher risk (e.g., compromised immune system, higher risk age category) or live with someone who meets those criteria, Please choose a virtual session. 

I am extending the time between each session, to provide opportunities to clean/disinfect my office and the waiting area. You will be requested to wear a mask for your in-person appointment. I will also be wearing a mask. I request that clients use hand sanitizer before each session, and it is available at the end of sessions as well. These are steps taken to protect both clients and myself. I want to do my utmost to prevent catching and then spreading the virus to anyone else. I want the therapy space to be a safe space – both emotionally and physically.  

For Past & Current Clients:

I have returned to some in-person appointments, and remain available via online video/audio, telephone and email. Email: generally this is used for the purpose of arranging appointments and phone calls. I want to continue to provide you with secure, confidential services, and that means limiting the information we share via email. As always, if a situation arises where you need to speak to me urgently, please call or email me (email is a more reliable way to contact me after hours), and I will contact you as soon as possible. If you are unable to reach me and feel that you cannot wait for me to return your call, contact your family physician or the nearest emergency room and ask for the psychologist or psychiatrist on call.

For Potential New Clients:

Please note that I am currently accepting new clients to my waitlist.  The wait time for your first appointment is approximately 1 – 2 Months. Please know that I will keep working to be able to provide services to as many new clients as possible, while continuing to serve those with whom I have already started working. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

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I am a Registered Psychologist practicing in Nanaimo, B.C., with over 9 years of psychological counselling experience, in both British Columbia and Alberta. I provide counselling for children, teens, and adults, using a therapeutic approach that meets you where you’re at. We will work together to establish goals and create meaningful, positive change in your life.

Some of the issues that bring people to see me include:

  • Depression and sadness
  • Anxiety, fear, and worries
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Stress
  • Feelings of anger
  • Traumatic experiences
  • Life transitions
  • Grief and loss
  • Sexual identity
  • Self-esteem
  • Personal growth

I work with people from many different backgrounds and sets of experiences, and provide 20 minutes of telephone consultation free-of-charge prior to booking a first appointment.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me to ask.