LGBTQ+ Issues

I endeavour to be an ally to members of the LGBTQ+ communities. I strive for a position of humility in my practice and it is my clients who ultimately decide on whether I have been a true ally or not.

Clients who attend my downtown Vancouver counselling and psychotherapy office tell me that I am a counsellor who helps them feel comfortable and at ease. They understand that they can talk without being judged and that I will listen. I provide therapy for clients with a variety of life concerns, including:

GLBTQ+ clients also come to Willow Tree Counselling for help with:

  • Questioning
  • Coming out (including “late” coming out)
  • Parenting
  • Transgender issues
  • Asexuality/Aromanticism
  • Homophobia / biphobia / transphobia
  • Body image issues / eating disorders
  • Rejection and discrimination by family, friends, employers and others
  • Misgendering
  • Isolation and small town upbringings
  • Polyamorous or open relationships
  • Marriage / long-term partnerships
  • Domestic violence
  • Aging
  • Grief and loss
  • HIV issues / sexual health

If you are seeking unconditional acceptance and respect, strict confidentiality, a collaborative counselling approach, a calming office environment, and over a decade of experience helping clients who self-identify as LGBTQIA+, you have come to the right place! Every identity is welcome here. I encourage you to contact me for a free 15 minute telephone consultation to ask questions and determine whether I am a good fit for you. I look forward to hearing from you!


Health Initiative for Men (HIM)

Dedicated to strengthening the health and well-being of gay men.

Reduced-Cost Counselling [PDF]

A resource list of lower-cost professional counselling options in Vancouver. Corrections and suggestions welcome.


Info, referral and peer support to family members and friends of the LGBT community.

Qmunity Centre

Serving and supporting lesbian, gay, transgender and bisexual people and their allies.