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.
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.
|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.
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