I am consistently optimistic about the unique potential of everyone I meet with. This informs every aspect of my counselling approach. I look forward to hearing from you!

I founded Willow Tree Counselling after over a decade of work in public practice. At my downtown Vancouver counselling and psychotherapy office, I welcome clients with diverse backgrounds and needs. Gender, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, ability, body size, relationship status and family situation are never barriers to working with me.

I am told that because of my open nature and kind, gentle way with people, clients trust that I can help without judgment. Listening to my clients’ personal stories is both an honour and a privilege; feeling heard and understood is often their first significant step towards change. My counselling space is one of acceptance and safety.

A welcoming, diverse & vibrant practice where people come as they are and I meet people where they’re at.

My counselling and psychotherapy practice is focused primarily on individual counselling. Counselling for couples and families is available on a selected basis. I also reserve several daytime appointments a week for telephone counselling.

I have extensive experience helping with:

Depression including treatment-resistant depression, postpartum depression, seasonal affective disorder, and bipolar disorder
Anxiety including OCD, panic attacks, GAD, PTSD and phobias
LGBTQ+ including coming out, transgender issues and asexuality
Addictions including drugs, prescription drugs, food, alcohol, gambling, and overspending
Life Transitions including relationship issues and grief & loss
Trauma including Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Eating Disorders including binge eating, bulimia, emotional eating and other body/eating issues

Get help for your unique concerns. Learn more about my areas of practice.

A few of my latest articles

Counselling: Picture Perfect?

June 2018 In Therapy & You

It can be common to approach counselling thinking that one has to present a curated image—the kind of image we might pull out when company’s […]

Choosing Counselling: What Does This Say About Me?

May 2018 In Therapy & You

Self-stigmatization can be a big barrier when seeking counselling. We can move through these feelings and surprise ourselves along the way!

Therapist 911?

April 2018 In Therapy & You

Understanding the differences and similarities between getting help from a counsellor versus a crisis service.