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.

Please note: due to the COVID-19 crisis, most counselling appointments continue to be held by phone and via my secure video platform. In-person sessions will start again, approximately one day a week beginning July 1st.

In-Person clients: Please read my COVID-19 Health and Safety Policy.

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

Why Do Therapists Become Therapists?

Why counsellors get into the profession, including the qualities that can help them be of service to clients.

Virtual Is Reality: The Changing Counselling Office

August 2020 In Therapy & You

What happens to the counselling room when we take the therapy experience online or by phone?

Walking To Nowhere

A reluctant, self-confessed exercise-hater takes another kick at the can with a boring-as-hell exercise plan.