I endeavour to be an ally to members of the LGBTQIA2S+ 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:
LGBTQ+ clients also come to Willow Tree Counselling for help with:
If you are seeking unconditional respect, strict confidentiality, a collaborative counselling approach, a calming office environment, and many years of experience as a therapist, 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!
The book links on this page are Amazon Associate links; if you choose to make a purchase through them, I may earn a small commission which I use to fund my low-cost counselling resource lists. Your support is greatly appreciated.
A trans family memoir, including what is possible when love is the priority.
This picture book is told with sweetness and humour.
The author stresses that when parents can honour their own thoughts, feelings and reactions to their LGBTQ+ children’s gender and/or sexuality journeys, they are in the best position to wholeheartedly support their children. A practical, encouraging book.
While designed for youth, this book–written by a sex-educator and longtime therapist–has practical and helpful information for parents who wish to better undersand and support their LGBTQ+ children.
A thorough guide for families wanting to understand and affirm their transgender, gender-expansive, or nonbinary child, including transition-related information and guidance.
The ‘101’ of the LGBTQ communities in a short illustrated guide: sexuality, gender identity, coming out, navigating relationships and more.
Mini illustrated guide packed with info and suggestions on using they/them pronouns. Especially recommended for family and friends.
The title says it all. A concise readable work.
Call or text 9-8-8, from anywhere in Canada, 24/7.
Equitable and accessible care, surgical planning, and peer and community support for trans people across the province. Also has a database of resources and groups for trans folks and their loved ones.
List of private master’s-level counsellors, or their interns, offering subsidized counselling. Updated quarterly.
Peer support hotline run by and for trans people.
Canada-wide, 24/7 professional phone counselling and other support options.
Resource list, updated quarterly.
Services strengthening the health and well-being of gay men.
Specialized support programs, including counselling, for persons living with HIV, cancer, hepatitis C and other illnesses.
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 LGBTQ+ communities.
Serving and supporting LGBTQ+ folks and their allies. Programs, information and referral.