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

I Took A Photo of Two Chocolate Chips (Yes I Did) – Some Thoughts on Mindful Eating

February 2018 In Eating Issues

A personal account of my experience using YouAte, a mindful eating app.

Taking Care of My Future Self

January 2018 In Personal Growth

I’m interested in the question of whether present actions can have implications for our future self, particularly when such actions are done with the mindset and foresight of caring for our future self.

Nothing Will Interfere With My….Happiness

December 2017 In Personal Growth

“Nothing will interfere with my…happiness.” I’ve learned a lot from that quote, referencing it many times in my own sessions, as it has caused me to think about the meaning of happiness and its role in life.