30 Years Experience as a Registered Psychologist
Co-Founder of Energetic Self Manifestation (ESM) Therapy
My Evolution as a Therapist
I’m grateful for my academic and clinical training in Clinical Psychology. It has given me an important foundational understanding of people and their problems. As well, it has provided me with a variety of therapy techniques for helping both individuals and couples heal…
In addition to maintaining a private practice, I have provided psychological assessment and counselling to patients in acute care psychiatry; injured workers with chronic pain and traumatic injury; university students at a university student counselling centre and inmates at a women’s correctional centre.
I have also taught college and university courses in psychology.
As someone who has always sought “the truth,” I realized early on in my psychology training the limitations of traditional methods.
Throughout many years as a therapist, I found that while some of my clients were getting better, others, despite their best efforts, experienced recurring problems and never completely resolved their issues. There was an impasse in how far conventional therapy seemed to take them.Moreover, I noticed that I was getting more clients who were coming to me who had experienced years of therapy with other therapists, but were still struggling.
Dissatisfied with the results of traditional psychology, I came to realize that I wanted to help people ELIMINATE, not just cope with, or manage their problems.
This led to my collaboration with Diane Raphael, a gifted Psychological and Medical Intuitive in the development of a philosophical and psycho-energetic treatment approach we call Energetic Self Manifestation (ESM).
Founder and Practitioner of ESM Therapy
I am a co-founder and pioneer in the practice of Energetic Self-Manifestation (ESM), a blend of talk therapy and a new form of energy healing which brings about healing on all levels-spiritual, psychological, mental and physical.
ESM is a blend of Vibrational Energy Medicine and a whole new Philosophical Approach to life involving how we see ourselves and why we are here.
As such, it is considered to be the foundation for a newly emerging Psychology grounded in the latest findings of Quantum Physics.
Since beginning to practice ESM, I’ve seen my clients heal and grow to a degree I had never dreamed possible before.
Personal Experience with ESM
Through my personal journey of self-change and self-growth using ESM I have learned to let go of fear I never even knew I had! During the last fifteen years I have experienced many challenges in my personal life, including emotional and financial betrayal as well as significant health issues.
However, I have moved through these challenges, reaching a place of contentment and forgiveness – along with renewed creativity and joy, due to my personal work with ESM.
I now love much more unconditionally than I ever thought possible. This includes loving and accepting myself, imperfections, self-betrayals and all!
A Heart-Based Style of Therapy
While conveying warmth, humour and a collaborative, non-judgemental style, I am fully present and engaged within our time together.
As a seasoned therapist with 3 decades of experience, I bring an intuitive and heart-centered approach to our individual or couples therapy relationship. I love to listen to clients’ stories and, out of a natural interest and curiosity, I ask thought-provoking questions which often serve to clarify issues and move you into deeper levels of healing.
I see my role as a psychologist and psychotherapist as one of helping my clients learn how to embrace and to negotiate their own unique healing journeys.
In my energy work, in particular, I see myself as a facilitator, while I also function at different times as a witness, a guide, a teacher and a coach.
My presence has been described as calming and grounding. Finally, I am clear-thinking and an excellent communicator who enjoys teaching and exploring ideas.
Psychologist and Therapist Credentials
Registered with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia (#869) since 1983.
Listed in the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology (CRHSPP) (#1400) since 1986.
Met the qualifications for the Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ) (#1,702) as established by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB).
Post-doctoral clinical internship, Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital, Kitchener, Ontario, 1980.
Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph. D.) in Clinical Psychology, the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 1979.
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical Psychology, the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 1975.
Honours, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Psychology, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C., 1974.
Professional Psychology Memberships:
- The British Columbia Psychological Association
- The Canadian Psychological Association
- The American Psychological Association
Additional Professional Training
- Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Feminist Therapy
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Levels I & II
- The Treatment of Complex Trauma
- Clinical Research in Mindfulness and the Application of Mindfulness Techniques
- Clinical Applications related to recent Neuroscience Research
- Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Bader & Pearson’s Developmental Approach
- Gottman Couples Therapy: Levels I & II
- Therapeutic Touch with its founders Dr. Delores Kreiger & Dora Kunz, Levels I & II
- The Callahan Techniques with Roger Callahan
That is my 6 year old Standard Poodle. If you are a dog lover like many of my clients, Bella is available to join you for your sessions. If you are not a dog person, no worries, Bella can be in another area or off with her doggie friends.
If you’re looking for an experienced therapist who combines the best of traditional and energy therapies with the goal of completely eliminating your most troublesome problems, I may be the therapist for you…