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Relevant Education & Experience

Degrees & Designations


Master of Social Work, University of the Fraser Valley, Honours


Bachelor of Social Work, University of British Columbia

Since 2022

Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist

Since 2022

Registered Clinical Counsellor in British Columbia in good standing

Since 2010

Registered Social Worker in British Columbia in good standing

Relevant Clinical Work Experience

Private Practice


2019 - Present

Counsellor/Therapist in Private Practice, Lower Mainland & Virtual

2015 - 2017

Counsellor/Therapist in Private Practice, Part-Time, New Westminster

Fraser Health


June 2012- Oct 2019

Individual and Group Therapist, New Westminster Mental Health

Clinical Case Manager, New Westminster Mental Health

Clinical Case Manager, White Rock Mental Health

Mental Health Therapist, Surrey Mental Health

Clinical Case Manager, Surrey Mental Health

Relevant Clinical Competencies

Public Speaking & Workshop Design - RCMP & Police Officers, SFU, UBC, Justice Institute of BC, Douglas College Psychiatric Nursing, High Schools, Hospital Psychiatric ER, Community Mental Health Centres, & Riverview Redesign.

Knowledge of psychiatric medications and diagnoses; special focus on trauma, complex trauma, and childhood trauma.

Clinical assessment & documentation - Completion of mental health, risk, and cognitive assessments; reports, forms, and

letters of support; providing clinical impression; attendance in court.  For Fraser Health and in private practice.

Relevant Clinical Trainings
Training for Specific Therapeutic Approaches

Supporting Families Going Through the MAiD Process with Dr. Stefanie Green, BCACC, 2024

2-Day Intro to IFS for EMDR Therapists, Syzygy Institute, 2024

12-Day Imago Relationship Therapy Clinical Training, IRNA, 2024

Sex and Trauma: Helping Clients Move Beyond Trauma and Reclaim Their Sexuality, Allura Sex Therapy Centre, 2024

4-Day The Sexually Competent Therapist [Foundations]: Integrating Sex Therapy into your Practice, Allura Sex Therapy Cente, 2023


Integrative Sex and Couples Certification Training with Tammy Nelson, 2023


EMDR Canada Conference, 2023

Virtual EMDRIA Summit, 2023

2-Day DeTUR: Urge Reduction Protocol to Combat Addictions, Dysfunctional Behaviors and the Underlying Trauma

live webinar, EMDR Professional Training, 2023 

2-Day EMDR as an Effective Treatment Modality for Borderline Personality Disorder

live webinar, Trauma Specialists Training Institute, 2023

2-Day EMDR & Disordered Eating live webinar, Kase & Co Advanced Training, 2023

The Neurobiology of Attachment webinar, National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine, 2023

Understanding Emergency Worker Trauma (Level 2), First Responder Health, 2022

Understanding Fire Fighter Culture & Trauma (Level 1), First Responder Health, 2022

Flash Technique Training, Ricky Greenwald, Trauma Institute & Child Trauma Institute, 2022

Ego States Therapy Training webinar, Robin Shapiro, 2022


2-Day Minding the Body: Somatic Interventions to Enhance EMDR Effectiveness live webinar, Dr. Janina Fisher, 2022


5-Day Somatic Work with Complex Trauma, Justice Institute of BC, 2021


Phase Four: When to Stay Out of the Way and When to Guide Reprocessing webinar, Dr. Andrew Leeds, 2021


Comprehensive Basic Training in EMDR Therapy, Jasmine Alexander, February to June 2020


Virtual EMDRIA Conference, 2020

2-Day Looking Through the Eyes (on trauma and dissociation) webinar, Dr. Sandra Paulsen, 2020


Safe and Practical EMDR for Complex PTSD, EMDRIA Conference, 2020


Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Level 2, DBT Centre of Vancouver, 2018-2019


Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Level 1, DBT Centre of Vancouver, 2018


2-Day CBT for Personality Disorders, Dr. Christine Padesky, 2012

2- Day CBT for Psychosis - Fraser Health, 2012


Cognitive Processing Therapy, Medical University of Southern California online modules, 2012

Other Relevant Trainings

San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety online modules, Provincial Health Services Authority, 2020


2-Day Sensory Integration training, Fraser Health, 2017


Mindfulness Series, Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, 2015


Trauma-Informed Practice, Fraser Health, 2014


Treatment of Complex Trauma, BC Psychological Association, 2014


5-Day Narrative Therapy Intensive Certificate, Vancouver School of Narrative Therapy, 2012


2-Day Unlocking Suicidal Secrets, Dr. Shawn Shea, 2012


Working with LGBTQ Clients, Vancouver Coastal Health, 2012


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