education and experience


Registered Clinical Counsellor # 14744


Education & Training

MA Counselling – UBC

BA Psyc – SFU


In schools & the community; with youth, adults, & groups


Keeping up with & contributing to Evidence-Based Practice


Registered Clinical Counsellor #14744

Being an RCC means I’ve met requirements laid out by the BCACC (British Columbian Association of Clinical Counsellors).

Right now, the term “counsellor” isn’t regulated in BC, so please be mindful as you’re looking for your person <3

Registered Clinical Counsellor


MA Counselling Psychology – University of British Columbia

      Thesis “Evidence-Based Practice and Potentially Harmful Treatments in Canadian Therapists”

BA Psychology (1st class Honors) – Simon Fraser University

       Thesis “Does Emotion Regulation Account for the Co-Occurrence of Self-Harming Behaviours and Symptoms of Bulimia?”

Extra Training

A few examples of specialized training / workshops I’ve completed

The DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) Skills: a 3 Day Training (Dr. Alex Chapman & Dr. John Wagner)

Harnessing the Transformative Power of Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (Dr. John Forsyth & Dr. Jamie Forsyth)

Developing & Deepening Your Experiential Practice in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (Dr. Stoddard & Dr. Schraufnagle)

Focused Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (Dr. Patricia Robertson)

The Power of Mindfulness: Inside & Outside the Therapy Hour (Ronald Siegel, Psy.D)

Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy: From Theory to Practice (Dr. Mark Lau)

CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) for Personality Disorders: Basics & Beyond  (Dr. Judith Beck)

Working with Trauma in Psychotherapy (Alicia Spidel & Dr. Barry Segal)

The Basics of Mind/Body Trauma Therapy  (Dr. Leslie Ellis)

Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (TIST):A New Approach to Addictions, Eating Disorders, Suicidality, & Self-Injurious Behaviour (Dr. Janina Fisher)

Taming the Hungry Ghost: Science & Compassion in the Healing of Addictions (Dr. Gabor Maté)

Emotion-Focused Therapy   (Dr. Les Greenberg)



Throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege of working in diverse and enriching environments. Here’s a glimpse of my journey:

  • – Collaborating with schools and organizations, I’ve developed and facilitated various groups catering to high school students, university students, self-employed entrepreneurs, and creative individuals. Topics covered include communication, procrastination, anxiety, coping, and mindfulness.
  • – I’ve also worked in integrated health centers, forging partnerships with physicians and other wellness professionals to deliver comprehensive care.
  • – As a dedicated member of the Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies since 2009, I continuously stay abreast of the latest advancements in the field.
  • – My career began years ago with volunteering at a crisis line, where I not only offered support but also trained and mentored new volunteers.


Conference Presentations (* = 1st author):


*Attitudes Towards Evidence-Based Practice in Therapists with or without a specialization in Diverse Client Populations 51st Annual Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, (2017). 

*Attitudes Towards Evidence-Based Practice in an Online Sample of Canadian Therapists.  77th annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association, (2016).


Delivery and evaluation of self-directed psychoeducational cancer survivorship programs in Canada. Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology. (2012). 

*Co-morbid Bulimic Symptoms and Self-Harming Behaviors: The role of Emotion Regulation Difficulties. International Conference on Eating Disorders, Miami, FL. (2011).

Experiential Avoidance Mediates the Association of Decisional Procrastination with Features of Borderline Personality Disorder. 51st Annual Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, (2017).

Conference Attendance:

The Canadian Mental Health Summit. Vancouver, BC. 2018.

51st Convention for the Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies. San Diego, CA. 2017. 

77th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Conference, Victoria, BC. 2016.

75th Annual Canadian Psychological Association Conference. Vancouver, BC. 2014.

The BC Post-Secondary Counsellors Association Conference, Vancouver, BC. 2014.

Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology Conference. Vancouver, BC. 2012.

International Conference on Eating Disorders. Miami, FL. 2011.

44th Convention for the Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies. San Francisco, CA. 2010.

International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (ISITDBT) Convention. San Francisco, CA. 2010.

43rd Convention for the Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies. New York, NY. 2009.

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