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I work with teens and adults who are facing a variety of problems and/or concerns. I have particular training and experience in working with those with:

Eating Disorders (including Anorexia nervosa, Bulimia nervosa, Binge-eating disorder)

I also work with people who do not meet criteria for diagnosis of an eating disorder, but who may struggle with negative body image and who want to feel better about themselves and move forward in their lives.


Anxiety and stress can affect people in many different ways. Some people experience excessive worry about everyday issues (generalized anxiety), while others fear specific situations or things (phobias, panic disorder).

  • Social Phobia is a type of extreme shyness which may prevent people from reaching their full potential as they often avoid social situations and experiences (e.g., speaking up in school; giving a presentation at work; attending a party) that they wish they could do.

  • Obsessive-Compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder which can have a tremendously negative impact on a person’s day to day life. Upsetting thoughts and compulsive behaviours (rituals) are the hallmarks of this disorder.
Specific psychological treatments help many people cope with these kinds of anxiety.


Depression is a common concern and many people face it during their lifetime. Working with a psychologist helps some people learn to cope with the kinds of thinking and behaving that can contribute to depressive feelings, helping them feel better and stay better over the long term.

Problematic Substance Use

It is not uncommon for people who face anxiety and depression to also use substances (such as alcohol) in a way that negatively affects their lives.

My office is located at 545 Clyde Avenue, Suite 302 West Vancouver, B.C. V7T 1C5

My West Vancouver office is close to the neighbouring communities of North Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster and Vancouver.

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