"Put your troubles in a little pile, and I'll sort them out for you" - Jack White
I have extensive experience treating individuals of all ages with eating disorders. I began my career in this field at BC Children's Inpatient Unit and continue to work with adults on an out-patient basis for Fraser Health. I believe wholeheartedly that recovery is possible and that at any stage of the illness, change is possible. Additionally, I work with parents to support children (no matter the age) with eating disorders, primarily using Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT).
Through the use of a gentle, neurobiological approach called Lifespan Integration (LI) I can help to free you from the suffering that PTSD and/or developmental trauma inflicts. LI helps people to feel less anxious, have fewer flashbacks, and feel more resilient. It promotes an integration of memories which helps your brain to heal itself.
Using Emotion Focused Therapy I can help you to uncover the distressing patterns of your relationship and provide you a road map for change. Working with your emotions you can become unstuck, you can feel more connected to your partner which will initiate healthier patterns of communication.
Being a mother of two young children helps guide my practice. I love working with families and it is an honor to help bring harmony, reduce conflict, increase connection and instill joy back to the family life.
"You have to feel to heal". Identifying, labeling and processing emotions helps you build the foundation for an authentic life. Most people are not taught about their inner world and thus have a confusing emotional experience which can motivate unhelpful behaviours. I can help you sort through your emotional landscape and make sense of your inner world.
Life is hard. Therapy is awesome. Having someone to talk to through grief, transition, goal setting, stress, work problems, parenting etc can be the best gift you can give yourself.