Contact Information

Practice Details

  • Are you in private practice? Yes
  • Do you participate in any insurance plans? Yes
    It is the responsibility of the client to check with the human resources department of their employer to see if they have insurance coverage
  • Do you offer sliding scale/reduced fee counselling? Yes
  • Telephone/Video counseling: No
  • Please list all languages that you speak: English

What Kind of Clients Do You Work With

  • Individuals, couples and groups

Message from Therapist

Brenda believes that we thrive when we are fully loved, known and understood in the context of the families and communities we are a part of. As her clients become more attuned to their inner life, Brenda helps them to move from stuck places and problematic emotional states into meaningful connection in their important relationships and life pursuits.

Bio

Brenda brings warmth, compassion, and the wisdom that comes from over 25 years of experience working in mental health. Brenda counsels from her own integrated journey of spirituality, family, church and vocation. After graduating in 1986 with a degree in Occupational Therapy (OT), she spent several years working in parachurch ministry, doing musical outreach in Toronto’s inner city. In 1988 she returned to OT, embarking on a career that spanned inpatient psychiatry, community mental health, vocational rehabilitation and work as a research clinician. Outside of her paid employment, she participated in various arenas of pastoral leadership. Throughout these varied experiences, Brenda’s deepest passion has been to journey with people in and through their spiritual and emotional struggles. She returned to school to complete her Masters in Counseling in 2013 and now makes therapy her primary focus.  Brenda has been married to her husband Jeff for over 25 years and together they have raised 3 unique and vibrant daughters.

Brenda believes that we thrive when we are fully loved, known and understood in the context of the families and communities we are a part of.  She specializes in counseling adults of all ages and stages from diverse walks of life and enjoys working with individuals, couples and groups. Using emotion focused and integrative counseling frameworks, she attends to areas of personal identity, family of origin issues, attachment, mood struggles, and life transitions. As her clients become more attuned to their inner life, Brenda helps them to move from stuck places and problematic emotional states into meaningful connection in their important relationships and life pursuits.

Credentials, Training, Qualifications

  • B.Sc. Occupational Therapy (UBC)
  • M.Ed. Counseling Psychology (SFU)

Expertise

Brenda attends to areas of personal identity, family of origin issues, attachment, mood struggles, and life transitions.

Counselling Methods Used

Emotion-focused and integrative counselling frameworks


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