Now accepting new individual counselling clients, 19 years and up in BC, Canada. Video or in-person sessions. Free 15 min consult. Registered Psychologist # 2182. Reach out when life throws you its challenges. Life happens. Counselling can help you to cope and thrive. Are you experiencing anxiety, or feeling depressed? Or going through stress, or grief, or adjusting to new realities? Or struggling in your relationship, or having faith and spiritual concerns, or feeling overwhelmed and unsupported? You are not alone. With 34 years experience in the mental health field, I can help you with these and other concerns. Reach out to talk.
We all face difficult times in our lives. If you find that more of your energy is going into managing life’s challenges rather than enjoying life’s beauty, that is when the support of a skilled therapist can help. I love to work with people who are committed to their growth and unfolding, drawing on my experience and training as a therapist and meditation practitioner to help people live richer lives of meaning, joy and purpose. If you feel there is meant to be more to your life, if you feel a call to move beyond stuck patterns to greater freedom, if you are ready to embark on a journey of self-discovery, I am here to help.
I work to create a non-judgmental space where I can hear and understand your experiences, while additionally offering reflection, feedback, and guidance for change. I believe that counselling offers a place where we can feel heard, validated and understood, but I also know that without encouragement for change we can feel stuck. The mind- body connection is a powerful one. Finding the balance between empathy and growth is unique for each person, and it is a dynamic we explore together.
'Challenge brings change". Easy to say, yet difficult to do. Victor Frankl wrote, "when we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves", (Man's Search for Meaning, 1946). When we find ourselves in difficult situations, we have choice - remain in the pain, or seek support to move through. I know life's greatest challenges have brought incredible change to my life, but it hasn't been easy. You don't need to face challenge and change alone.
*I am currently accepting new video/telephone clients.* If you have found yourself reading this page, then you have successfully admitted to yourself that you may need some help. That is a very good first step towards feeling better. It is so important to find yourself a ‘good fit’ for this type of work. For this reason, I am offering a complimentary 15 minute telephone or video introduction to my services. This will allow you to interview me as a means to make the right decision for you. Generally, my goal is to provide you with an empathetic, compassionate ear in order to provide you with tools that you can work with on your own.
Taking New Clients. In a challenging world you are worrying a lot, feeling stuck or stressed but you are wary of telling family or friends. Do you feel alone? Do your family or work relationships leave you feeling guilty, frustrated or angry? Drinking just to cope sometimes? You need to talk, confidentially, about what you are going through without feeling judged, blamed or told you are wrong. I help adult clients understand their mild/moderate anxiety, depression, work stress and trauma then learn practical skills to help cope more effectively, feel relief and improve relationships and work. Things can get better. Talking helps.
We all experience pain, joy, suffering, and growth in our lives, and a lot of it happens in relationships. I believe that the counselling relationship can be very powerful in giving us opportunities to experience healing and growth. As a counsellor, I aim to provide you with acceptance, support, and understanding in order to help you work toward better mental health and well-being. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and I have experience with a wide range of clients from working at Child and Youth Mental Health, Community Services, and private practice. I work with children, adolescents, adults, families, parents, and couples.
I know that clients are the experts about themselves. I understand that concerns are multi-faceted and can often be complex...being human can be complex so the challenges that are experienced by people often take some exploration. Those who will work well with my approaches will not be looking for diagnoses or quick answers but will be looking to gain new perspectives in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
Do you feel stuck, anxious, or like you are living in "survival" mode? Feel like you are crumbling on the inside, trying to hold it all together with work, your family, and/or in your relationship. Maybe you are desiring a change but cannot seem to make it happen. Or you are experiencing a challenging relationship or struggling to regulate difficult emotions such as worry, anger, or sadness. I help adults and youth overcome stress, anxiety, or disconnection so that they can do more of what they love and deepen their relationships with the people that matter the most.
I support adults and adolescents who are struggling with a range of mental health issues including anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, grief, substance use disorders, sleep disorders, compassion fatigue, moral injury, and others. My clients often arrive feeling at the end of their rope - lost, alone, angry, afraid, overwhelmed, thoroughly drained, hopeless, or sometimes just completely stuck. They want their lives to be better, but don’t know how to begin to identify steps to take or how to manage that change. They want help dealing with difficult emotions and they want their lives to make sense.
I am an EMDR trained, general practitioner who works with individuals, youth, families, couples, and staff teams. I assist clients to work through a variety of life events and mental health concerns including depression, anxiety, substance use, grief, conflict resolution, communication, gender identity and sexual orientation, trauma, employment, education, critical incident stress debriefing and more.
I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults. Together we have worked on various concerns including, but not limited to, depression and anxiety disorders, addiction concerns, grief including loss of health, employment, death or injury of a loved one and relationship issues. In my practice, I offer professional and confidential services that encourages people to realize their strengths and expertise in their own lives. Everyone has a different “right” way of doing things, so I take the role of the facilitator to help people gain greater insight into their concerns.
Each one of us will struggle at some point in our lives, but these are particularly challenging times for many us. With lockdown, stress, anxiety, and depression are increasing, as are unhelpful coping strategies. Relationships are being tested. Many of my clients are seeking to feel calm and experience more emotional balance. Others are deciding that now is a good time to start the healing process from a past traumatic experience. Another common goal for clients is to start living in line with their values, or what they truly want in life.
I believe in the mind-body connection, and how distress impacts how we show up in our lives & relationships. I trust clients instinctively know what to do to feel better, and that I spark their insight by allowing someone to first feel heard and understood. Clients and I often explore how to take the charge out of distressing emotions and/or experiences that underlie their presenting concerns (e.g., anxiety, depression, work/life/relationship stressors etc). Living with type-1 diabetes myself, I also support people in reducing T1D-related distress in order to feel more confident managing this chronic condition.
Converging Currents offers traditional counselling, therapeutic coaching, adventure therapy and business coaching/staff team building. When our mind, heart, and soul are healthy, we are inspired to live out our true purpose, take risks, face challenges, and achieve our personal and professional goals. Converging Currents seeks to encourage, help, & support students, professionals, entrepreneurs, and other motivated individuals, young and old, to create a deeper connection within themselves, their families and their marriages. To find out more about the Services Converging Currents offers, please go to my website and explore.
Tired of the way things are? Is it time for a change? Do you want to really live rather than just survive? Are you stuck and unable to find a way forward? Counselling can be a great tool to begin a process of healing and change. As an experienced therapist I would consider it a privilege to walk alongside and assist you in your journey.
My clients are often interested in starting counselling because they are feeling overwhelmed, struggling in their day to day functioning, stressed in their relationships or simply feeling stuck. I work with career professionals and leaders who may be struggling with depression, trauma, burnout, anxiety, as well as issues related to dealing with adult children, parenting, life transitions, return work, self-esteem, loss and grief and resilience building. I offer telephonic counselling.
- LGBTQ2S+ friendly - Hello, I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor living, working, and playing on Lekwungen Territory and I provide Feminist Therapy to those who want support with anxiety, cancer, self-esteem, depression, LGBTQ2S+ experiences, grief and loss, trauma, and more. I can help you process emotions, move forward from past experiences, learn new ways to cope, and widen your perspective. If you want to feel better and live more authentically, we might be a good team!
I am currently accepting new couples and individual clients both in person and virtually! Through a collaborative, supportive, and non-judgemental approach, I empower my clients to work towards their goals, overcome obstacles, and create new, healthier patterns in their lives. I help a wide variety of clients with anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma, relationship issues, grief and loss, and other challenges. For a small number of clients, I am able to offer sliding scale pricing. Please reach out and tell me a bit about yourself if you are interested in this option or to get more information about my approach.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Cranbrook are psychologists, licensed counselors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualized treatment.
Services offered, education and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Cranbrook then may specialize in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counseling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Cranbrook, or Child Psychologists in Cranbrook.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Cranbrook psychologists specializing in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Cranbrook specialize in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or therapist who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
How to use my insurance?
Many therapists accept health insurance. Check to see if your insurance is covered. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the therapist.