My private practice focuses on the following:
I like what Dr. Bessel van der Kolk of www.traumacenter.org. a trauma treatment pioneer says about therapy in his book The Body Keeps The Score: Brain, mind, and body in healing trauma
“The challenge of recovery is to establish ownership of your body and mind—–your self.”
My focus is Anxiety, Stress, and Trauma, including: Post Traumatic Stress, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, depression, and workplace, family or relationship stress. I also provide therapy for clients recovering from chronic pain and personal injuries.
My passion as a therapist is to help you overcome the challenges you face in your life and, in the process, empowering and helping you recover yourself and as the quote suggests become an owner and director of your life. I focus on understanding your needs and providing a safe and supportive environment for your work on the changes you want in your life.
Through Dragonfly Psychology Services I offer you affordable counselling, therapy, and coaching that can improve the quality of your life and help you with the following:
◦ Helping you relax, calm and find peace
◦ Recover from distressing events
◦ Becoming a “director” of your life.
◦ Freeing you from the past
◦ Developing healthy and satisfying relationships.
◦ Managing work stress
◦ Resolving personal and professional conflicts
◦ Healing from personal injury and chronic pain
Call me at Mobile: 604-562-9130 or Office: 604-685-4666 or Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment for your free 30-minute telephone consultation.
You will receive unique counseling services with a collaborative and compassionate approach to life change. Whether you are seeking support and insight; you are healing from the pain of challenging life situations, or wanting to transform your present life into a more positive and helpful one.
Through collaboration with me, you will uncover hidden knowledge and strengths and, in the process, locate your own solutions. You are then empowered to become a “director” of your life. You are wanting change however giving up old familiar ways and changing long-held patterns is not easy and takes time. My focus is supporting you through the process.
The therapy you receive is both innovative and transformative and is designed for your needs. I use a combination of the following approaches:
My approach offers an affordable, option that provides support, practical strategies, and insight, accelerating the process of change. My work with you reflects your needs as a client and will provide you with an experience that is life affirming, supportive and transformative.
My experience includes over 30 years of counseling and therapy, career development and coaching, training and seminar presentations, family life education, and vocational rehabilitation consulting work. Certifications include Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) and Master Certified Vocational Rehabilitation Professional (CVRP-F).
I have a doctorate degree (Psy.D) in clinical psychology from California Southern University and a MA in counseling psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Vancouver and Chicago campuses. My graduate projects respectively, were on Organizational Health in the counselling and therapy field and Compassion Fatigue in the counselling and vocational rehabilitation professions.
My counseling and therapy experience was gained working with injured workers, private practice clients, HIV/AIDS and LGBT clients, and in a substance abuse treatment program for adolescents and their families. Training activities and presentations were usually performed for professionals in the psychology field and at provincial, national, and regional conferences. Another area of experience focuses on vocational rehabilitation, vocational assessments, disability management, work health issues, professional burnout, and career development.
The internship for the doctorate program was completed in the interdisciplinary pain management program at Lifemark (Centric Health). The practicum for the MA was completed in a substance abuse treatment program for women. Along with extensive professional development, another area of training is the completion of an Intergenerational Family Therapy certificate. I have a BA in Communications from SFU.
I have an extensive professional development background in Clinical Hypnosis, Trauma treatment, Addictions treatment, Energy Psychology, EMDR including recent training in Chronic Pain and Trauma), Cognitive/Behavioral techniques, Narrative, and Solution-focused and Adlerian approaches. In the area of Energy Psychology and bio-field training I completed Reiki Master and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) training.
My involvement in creative writing courses and recent academic writing has been the inspiration for the development of articles for Blogs on the Dragonfly Psychology Services and Raven Work Health Consulting websites. I have also published articles in the Rehab Review Magazine (Vocational Rehabilitation Association of Canada) and the publications of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
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