Innovative, Evidence-Based, Person-Centred, Best Practice Mental Health

One of our deepest desires, as human beings, is to belong… to be heard… and to be accepted. Unfortunately, at times, life presents us with circumstances that are challenging to manage and/or resolve on our own. There are times when we need to ask for help in order to find ourselves and to authentically move forward.

Individual Counselling

Do you find yourself feeling stuck in an area of your life? Are you struggling to cope, are unsure about what to do, which direction to take, choices to make, or who to turn to? Individual counselling sessions can help with many issues including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, life transitions, grief and loss, trauma and crisis intervention, substance misuse, parenting, identity or existential crises.

Couples Counselling

Are you feeling stuck in your relationship on how to cope with certain issues, how to approach these issues with your partner or how to connect and effectively communicate? Couples counselling can support you to put motion into your relationship. Sessions can help with many issues including, but not limited to: conflict, trust, communication breakdown, parenting, recovery from infidelity, sexual issues, coping with life challenges and transitions.

Counselling for Men

Are you a success-driven man feeling held back by stress and anxiety?
Feeling stuck or burned out in your job or career, and not sure how to move forward?
Stressed about a life transition like marriage, fatherhood, or a relationship change?
Are you struggling with nervousness, self-doubt, or getting to the next level?
If you’re going through any of these challenges, you don’t have to figure it out alone.

Make a strong move. Ask for help.

Motor Vehicle Accident (ICBC)

Are You Suffering Physical and Emotional Injuries from a Car Accident? ICBC Will Cover Your Sessions for Free

Every year, thousands of British Columbians suffer accident-related trauma. You are not alone. Being in an automobile accident can be extremely stressful. Your entire life can change in a split second. In addition to suffering from physical injuries, there can also be psychological consequences. For some people, these difficulties may be short-lived while others may develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). In these cases, symptoms may continue to get worse over time.

After an accident, common physical symptoms of Car Accident Trauma include:

  • Fear of driving
  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia
  • Intrusive memories, flashbacks and nightmares
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Fatigue and low energy
  • Muscle tension, aches and pains
  • Headaches
  • Forgetfulness
  • Irritability

While some people can “get over” symptoms fairly quickly, others may not be able to, unless they get the right kind of help. The longer someone avoids dealing with the consequences of a car accident, the longer they can be affected by the trauma.

If you’re struggling with car accident trauma, there is help available.

If you’re struggling with any of symptoms described above, please contact me.

After you book an appointment, we’ll work together on a plan to help you regain control over your life. It is possible to: 

  • Feel normal again
  • Drive with confidence
  • Overcome panic attacks
  • You’re distracted – have difficulty concentrating or focusing on tasks
  • End nightmares and flashbacks
  • Manage stress
  • Return to work
  • Take back control of your life

Getting medical care and treatment after a crash.

If you’ve been in a crash, you may need medical care. ICBC Accident Benefits help you access the services you’ll need to recover, no matter who is responsible (at fault) in the crash.

The care and treatment process.

Here’s an idea of the medical care and treatment process if you’re injured in a crash.

How does your Motor Vehicle Accident trauma therapy service work?

***ICBC Changes***April 1, 2019, under the updated 28.1 (Insurance (Vehicle) Act), if your accident occurred from April 1st, onwards, you will be pre-approved for counselling sessions without a doctor’s referral if you come in within 12 weeks of the motor vehicle accident. You have 12 weeks to utilize up to 12 sessions from the date of the accident.