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My therapeutic approach is collaborative. It is a privilege to work with clients as a counsellor. I value a client’s wisdom, self-knowledge, and personal strengths they bring into therapy. I seek to incorporate these in our work together. As a first generation immigrant who grew up in British Columbia, Canada, I understand that clients come from different upbringings and cultures. I respect, accept and incorporate a client’s family, cultural or other beliefs within therapy.
My counselling practice incorporates evidence-based techniques from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based approaches, Emotional Focused Family Therapy (EFFT) and Family Systems approach .
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helps bring awareness to automatic thought processes (often split-second interpretations about the meaning of what happens around us), and teaches how changing our relationship with our thoughts can help change our feelings and behaviours
- Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioural treatment with a focus on the integration of opposites “dialectics”, and providing skills for emotion regulation
- A mindfulness-based approach incorporates aspects of meditative practice, breath work, and the cultivation of a mindful way of being, which can increase one’s ability to cope while decreasing stress and anxiety. Mindfulness is often used in the treatment of depression and anxiety, but can be useful for a number of issues.
- EFFT seeks to create a feeling of trust, mutual respect, and strong communication within families. With each member feeling heard and validated, the family can work together to find solutions to problems and build individual relationships between all members.
- Family Systems Approach designed to improve relationships and communication within the family structure by viewing the family as an emotional unit addressing a person’s actions, emotions, and perceptions as they relate to that person’s dynamic within the family unit.
My training is from Adler University in Vancouver BC. I completed my Master’s in Counselling Psychology and am currently enrolled in the Doctorate of Clinical Psychology Program. I always strive to enhance my education in the latest treatment approaches.
I have Gottman’s Couples Therapy Level 1 training and have completed family mediation courses from Justice Institute of BC
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I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #13606). Which means that you will have professional who adheres to the code of ethical guidelines governed by the regulating body of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Part of ethical service means that if I feel your situation may be better suited with a different approach or therapist, I will recommend you seek out someone else in the community.