About My Practice

When we experience grief, loss, trauma or stress in our lives, it is normal for things to unravel. My passion is helping people who have experienced a traumatic/stressful experience, those who are grieving, and those who are impacted by mental health challenges or disorders. Many people find that talking with a safe, confidential person, who can listen in a non-judgmental manner can be very beneficial. My clients are children, adolescents, adults and families.

I have an inclusive approach in my counselling practice, including a culturally sensitive practice based on individual circumstances. I also practice with recognition, respect, and acknowledgement of the unique history, culture and traditions of Aboriginal people.

I am also strongly influenced by my work with women and children who have been impacted by violence, and the significant need for increased awareness of the impact violence has on individuals, our children and community.

My work is also influenced through my experience working in our school system. I was privileged to work as a mental health counsellor in our school district, and I learned a great deal about the importance of the well being of the school environment. My background also includes work as a mental health clinician with adults, children and youth.

I offer workshops and consultation for grief and loss and mental health. My services are covered by some extended health programs and employee assistance programs, and I am a registered service provider for the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP).

I have a client centered approach, and believe that my clients are the experts of their own lives. My role is to help support my clients through their own journey. Everyone has individual needs and approaches to how they approach life challenges. My theoretical influences include:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Attachment Theory
  • Supportive Counselling
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Counselling
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Complicated Grief Therapy
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Services

  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Family and relationship stress
  • Parent and Child Conflict
  • Adjustment problems
  • Stress management
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • OCD
  • Life Transitions
  • Crisis Management
  • Critical Incident Debriefing
  • Workplace Stress
  • Workshops
  • Funeral Celebrant
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About Me

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I was born and raised in Salmon Arm, and I grew up helping out in my family’s funeral home. My experience at the funeral home influenced me to pursue a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Psychology. I have stayed active at Bowers Funeral Home as a licenced funeral director and a certified funeral celebrant. Grief and loss has always been a part of life that I have been drawn to learn more about, as grief underlies so many aspects of the challenges we face.

I am happy to be back in Salmon Arm with my husband, raising our 2 amazing kids and hanging out with our yellow lab, Henry and our cat, Smitty. We are a pretty active, social bunch. We like to hang out with our amazing family and friends, and have a lot of good laughs. I also like to get as many runs in as I can, and mountain biking is at the top of my list of fun things to do.

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