Youth and Adult Mental Health, Psychosis Intervention, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, Family Therapy, Exposure Therapy 


Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) – Registration # , BC Association of Clinical Counsellors 

Registered Social Worker (RSW) – Registration #10043, BC College of Social Workers

Specialized Training

Mental Health in Youth and Adults

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy

Trauma Informed Practice

Trauma Counselling

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) - Basic Training

Motivational Interviewing

Core Addictions Practice

Mindfulness-Integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Early Psychosis Intervention Training

Violence Prevention Training


Masters of Social Work (MSW), University of British Columbia

Bachelor’s of Arts in psychology (BA, hons), University of British Columbia

about gwen

During my years of experience working in the field of mental health, I have developed a strong appreciation for the process of collaboration. I value collaborating together with each client to determine the most effective therapy plan, which is tailored to target the identified concerns. 

I enjoy working with individuals and families, ranging from those in their early teens to any age beyond. I have a breadth of training and experience working with young adults experiencing mental health concerns as well as providing support to their families. In addition to therapies that specifically target symptoms of mental health conditions, my work entails helping individuals with issues associated with trauma, bullying, disordered eating, stress, emotion dysregulation, and managing difficult emotions, such as shame. 

I am aware that for many people it is not an easy decision to seek counselling and I view doing so as an aspect of strength and resilience. I personally find being a part of another’s change process to be very rewarding. When not engaged in this process, or enjoying the company of family and friends, I am often contented through riding my bicycle. The physical momentum seems to 

propel an inner momentum that helps to revitalize, refuel and reshape state of mind. It is often a time of problem solving and generating new ideas. I value the change that can occur and similarly value the momentum of change that can occur through the counselling process.