Before becoming a psychotherapist, I was a practicing physician for 15 years. My Clinical counselling services include individual, couples, family, parenting, addiction, and immigration issues. I have counselled and motivated individuals to recognize and understand personal needs, problems, alternatives and goals. My method combines solution focused therapy with practical problem solving skills. I take an empathetic approach to successfully helping people overcome sever depressions and/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.
I also offer solution focused therapy, CBT (cognitive-behavioural therapy), and DBT (dialectical behaviour therapy) for more urgent, practical issues, and ways to cope.
We will work together to achieve understanding around the reasons for your problems. Together, we will translate these insights 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. My practice is bilingual and can accommodate for 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