Areas of Practice

I help people cope with problems of everyday living, such as decision making, communication, parenting, relationships, grief, co-dependency and assertiveness.

As well, I have the following special interests:

Generalized anxiety – You may feel nervous or anxious most of the time for no apparent reason.

Panic Attacks – You may feel generalized anxiety and experience physical sensations even to the point where you think you are having a heart attack.

Specific anxiety – You may have fears things or circumstances such as spiders, flying, dental or medical procedures, or public speaking.

To help you cope with anxiety, I offer a free anxiety management support group on Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Island Mental Health Building, 125 Skinner Street, Victoria. No pressure environment. No registration required.

Obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviours – Perhaps you cannot seem to stop thinking certain thoughts such as “Did I lock the door?”, or engaging in specific behaviours such as checking or arranging things, or excessive hand washing.

Emotional and physical trauma – You may be suffering from trauma, resulting from physical or sexual assault, accidents, medical procedures or witnessing a violent act.

Depression – You may be feeling chronically sad, depressed or “stuck” in life.

Men’s issues – Perhaps you are having difficulty communicating or maintaining relationships, or feel “lost”.

Chronic pain – You may be experiencing ongoing pain that interferes with your quality of life, whether from an accident or a disease such as fibromyalgia.