Experience

Registered Clinical Counsellor
2014-2015, Diversified Rehabilitation Group, Kelowna, BC

  • Employment and family wellness therapist
  • Individual, couples and family counselling
  • Return-to-work planning and advisement

Senior Individual and Group Therapist
2010-2012, The New York Obesity and Nutrition Research Center, NYC, USA

  • Provided cognitive behaviorally & mindfullness based counselling to treat over-eating disorders
  • Created and administered a health and wellness counselling program
  • Facilitated a bariatric surgery support group
  • Taught a bariatric psychoeducation course

Youth Counselor
2007-2008, Boys and Girls Community Services of Delta/Richmond, BC

  • Used cognitive behavioral counselling to treat youth suffering from anxiety disorders
  • Provided supportive counselling for at-risk youth
  • Led psycho-education groups on relationship violence

Behavior Therapist
2006-2007, private contract, Vancouver, BC

  • Managed a team of interventionists and delivered applied behavioral analysis for a child with an autistic spectrum disorder

Education

Columbia University

  • Master of Education in Psychological Counseling, 2010
  • Master of Arts in Psychological Counseling, 2010

University of Victoria

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with Honors, 2005

Professional Designations

British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors

  • Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), registration # 10830

Training

Motivational Interviewing, 2011

  • 3 day course on creating behavior change with Kathleen Sciacca

Gestalt Therapy, 2008-2009

  • 8months of instruction and supervision in body centered and emotionalawareness therapy skills through the New York Gestalt Center forPsychotherapy and Training

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Children and Youth Certification, 2007

  • Certification course to help young people with anxiety, depressionand obsessive compulsive disorder through the BC Ministry of Childrenand Families

Narrative Therapy, 2007

  • 5 day course on creating new interpretations of our life events with Stephen Madigan

Provincial Eating Disorders Prevention Training, 2007

  • Workshop on preventing eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia with Jessie’s Hope Society

Applied Behavioral Analysis, 2006

  • 5day training and ongoing training and supervision in ABA to treatchildren on the autistic spectrum through Family Centered PracticesGroup