Counselling Individuals, Couples, & Relationships

Therapy should assist the client’s inner and outer resources to facilitate confident, sustainable, stable, and healthy relationships.  Therapy can lead to improvements in self-esteem, empowerment, self-soothing, self-care, self-efficacy, problem solving, insights, growth, and wisdom. Ultimately leading to a more satisfying and resourceful life.

My approach to psychotherapy with individuals and couples is integrative and encompasses tools and interventions that support the integration of healthy thoughts, emotions, beliefs, values, sensations, and behaviors.



  • Self-discovery and knowledge, personal insight and growth
  • Development of personal resources
  • Happiness, hope, wellness, meaning and purpose
  • Emotional acceptance
  • Developmental and behavioral issues
  • General anxiety and depression including social anxiety
  • Resolving problems and making decisions
  • Integration of spirituality and values
  • Life-cycle Transitions: birth, learning and developmental disabilities, ending school and beginning career, independent living, getting married, motherhood, menopause, andropause and mid-life; aging parents, illness and aging, retirement and purpose, retirement home transitions, simpler living, reducing social chaos, case management for seniors, dying.
  • Stress management
  • Crisis management
  • Anger management
  • Accompaniment through medical crises
  • Psychological illness and distress
  • Post-traumatic stress recovery (EMDR Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
  • Trauma including abuse
  • Grief recovery and healing

Relationships, Couples, Common-law, Partners, GLBTQ

  • Improving relationships with others
  • Difficult Conversations
  • Communication skills
  • Aspirations and affirmations (confidence)
  • Needs, desires, and wants
  • Priorities and values
  • Family, Marital and Couple issues
  • Third party relationships: addictions, affairs, in-laws, work,
  • Children and parenting
  • Eroticism and intimacy
  • Modern and blended families or difficult family dynamics
  • Separation, divorce and mediation

Interventions & Theories Used

  • Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (Johnson)
  • IMAGO Therapy (Hendrix)
  • Schema Therapy (Young)
  • Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (Kabat-Zinn)
  • Energy Psychology (Eden, Craig, B.B. W. Goedhart, Upledger, and others)
  • Experiential Focussing (Gendlin)
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (Padesky)
  • Object Relations: Self and Relational Psychology (Meier)
  • Attachment Theory (Bowlby, Ainsworth, and others)
  • Psychobiological Approach to Auto and Mutual Regulation (Tatkin) ( articles)
  • Systems Theory (Bowen)
  • Psychosocial Developmental Theory (Erickson)
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Ogden)
  • Sandtray-WorldPlay Therapy (Salins)
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)