I specialize in individual and relationship counselling. I am trained in family systems theory, couple therapy, attachment theory, trauma resolution and developmental stages. I know the personal challenges of recovering from illness, grief, trauma and loss. I understand the very significant difference between surviving and thriving. I can help you rediscover your joy and your natural exuberance for life.

I have a Master’s of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Couple and Family Therapy and am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and certified in Somatic Transformation.

I can help you with:

  • Family and relationship challenges
  • Life transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Grief
  • Re-discovering your passion for life

CONFERENCES / TRAINING SEMINARS ATTENDED

Somatic Transformation training, Dr. Sharon Stanley, Bainbridge Island, Washington 2017-2018

PACT, Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy, Dr. Stan Tatkin, Toronto 2016, New York 2017

DARE training by Dr. Diane Poole Heller, Vancouver, BC 2015

Trauma and hypo-response by Merete Holm Brantberg, Vancouver, BC 2014

Third International Conference on Psychogenic Cardiovascular Disease, Prato 2012

Bodynamic Foundation Training, Amsterdam, 2010 – 2012

Sex addiction certification, Scottsdale 2012

Trauma and authority, Merete Holm Brantberg, Vancouver, BC 2012

PRESENTATIONS

Roots of Trauma workshop: Multi-generational trauma and Complex PTSD. First Nations Health Authority for front-line mental health workers. Presented 2016 – 2017, Vancouver and Richmond.

Roots of Trauma workshop: Multi-generational trauma and attachment, FNHA for mental health workers in Smithers, BC, 2017.

Trauma and Addiction for Medical Professionals, presented at Grand Rounds for Lions Gate and Vancouver General Hospitals, 2007

Wright, C., Forisha, B., Tucker, M., Hemphill, L. Clarkson, T., On the Systemic and School-based Treatment of Adolescent Substance Abuse Among Native Hawaiians, Presented at the 12th Annual National Youth-At-Risk Conference, sponsored by Georgia Southern University, Savannah, GA, 3/2001.

Wright, C., Forisha, B., Tucker, M., Culturally Consonant Treatment of Native Hawaiian Youth, Presented at the 60th Annual Conference of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Cincinnati, Ohio, 10/2002.