Before becoming a psychotherapist, I was a practicing physician for 15 years. My Clinical counselling services include Individual, Couples, Family, Parenting, Addictions, and Immigration issues. I have counselled and motivated individuals to recognize and understand personal needs, problems, alternatives and goals, using a combination of practical problem solving skills through solution Focused Therapy, and an empathic approach to counselling, successfully helping overcome severe depressions or anxieties. Your therapy sessions with me will be a journey to discover who you are, what you want and what has gotten in the way of achieving your goals. We will work towards improving your daily life.
My theory orientation is rooted in psychodynamic psychotherapy and I specifically subscribe to the attachment theory. The theory examines how our relationship with our caregivers has left an impact on our unconscious and what that means in our present day behaviour and interaction with others. Anxiety, depression, and addictions are symptoms that can be understood.
We will work together to achieve insight and understanding around the reasons for your problems, and to translate this insight into a mature capacity to cope with current and future difficulties. The treatment fosters self- awareness in the context of an empathic, meaningful, ongoing therapy relationship. Bilingual in Spanish and English,
I am a registered Clinical Counsellor with The British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. I hold a Master of Counselling degree from Adler University (Vancouver campus).
I am a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy