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  • What kind of services or support do you offer?
    I provide support to individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, and adjusting to life changes or stressors. Especially if you're new to Canada, I can help you adjust to life as a new immigrant. I also offer couples therapy to those going through a rough patch or trying to build a stronger bond.
  • How do I schedule an appointment?
    The easiest way is to follow this link to book your appointment. You can also use the contact form on this website, email:, or call/text: (604) 800-5154.
  • What is your approach/modality?
    First and foremost, I offer a listening ear and a warm, safe space that will help you feel heard, validated, and comfortable to open up to me. I incorporate evidence-based approaches that are backed up by research such as cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), mindfulness, motivational interviewing, and acceptance-commitment therapy (ACT). With couples, I follow the Gottman Method that integrates research-based interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory with the aim of fostering better communication, understanding, and intimacy within your relationship.
  • How many sessions will I need?
    While we wish otherwise, there is actually no magic number for the time needed to recover. Each person's needs and healing journey are unique. The most important thing is your commitment to your mental health. Consistent therapy is your golden goal.
  • Will my insurance cover your services/fees?
    Canadian Certified Counsellors and Registered Clinical Counsellors are covered by most Extended Health Care plans. You will receive an invoice with all the details you need for reimbursement. Please check and confirm with your group plan (Ex: Sunlife, Canada Life, Pacific Blue Cross, etc.) regarding the details of your coverage.
  • Do you offer sliding scale options?
    Sliding scale options are limited and subject to availability. At the moment, all designated slots for sliding scale have been filled.
  • What is considered therapy, counselling, or psychotherapy?
    The terms "therapy," "counselling," and "psychotherapy" are often used interchangeably to refer to the process through which a mental health professional provides support to an individual in order resolve inner, interpersonal, or relationship conflicts. This is done through what we call "talk therapy" - which is an exchange of conversation between the mental health professional and the individual with the purpose of resolving these conflicts.
  • What is the difference between a therapist, a counsellor, a psychologist, and a psychiatrist?
    A therapist is very general term or umbrella for metal health professionals who engage in talk therapy. ​ A counsellor is often referred to someone who has obtained a masters-level degree in counselling, psychology, or other related fields (like social work). Please refer to the next question on registrations, certifications, and designations for more information. A psychologist is someone who has obtained a doctoral degree in psychology (like a PhD or PsyD in Clinical Psychology). In British Columbia, they often work under the title "Registered Psychologist" if they're registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia. A psychiatrist is someone who has obtained a medical degree and specializes in psychiatry. These are the only mental health professionals authorized to prescribe medication.
  • What differentiates a counsellor with RCC/CCC designation from those without?
    Currently, counseling is not regulated in British Columbia, so technically and legally speaking, the term "counsellor" can be used by anyone. However, BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) have set forth certain educational and clinical standards and credentials that individuals need to meet in order to obtain the RCC (Registered Clinical Counsellor) or CCC (Canadian Certified Counsellor) designation. Choosing a counsellor with a designation of RCC or CCC provides reassurance to individuals seeking help that the counsellor they chose to confide to are experienced, qualified, and trustworthy who follow the professional and ethical standards set forth by their corresponding body.
  • What is your privacy policy?
    You can view the privacy policy here.
  • How much do you charge per session?
    - I offer a FREE Phone/Video Consultation [15 minutes] - Individual Sessions [50 minutes] = $180 + GST - Couples Therapy [50 minutes] = $215 + GST Please visit the "Services" page for a complete list of services, fee range, and to book online.
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