Registered Clinical Counsellor, #15185
MA, RCC, CCC
Trauma & Abuse
Marriage & Relationships
You find yourself wondering if you are enough. The experiences you have lived through were not your fault, but you live with the consequences just the same. Those consequences may look like low self image, anxiety or feeling like you will never lose the memory of your experience. You feel as if you will be a burden to others if you truly open up because they’re used to YOU being the strong one and the one that they turn to.
You want to be open and honest with people, and be loved, accepted and cared for in return. You want to know that you don’t have to keep living with your memories and fears. You want to find ways to deal with the hurt and scars that your past has left you with.
If you have experienced something that you were not prepared for or were able to anticipate, and it changed your life in a way that sets you off your previously set course for your life, you have survived a traumatic event. This can be anything from losing a beloved pet, to a car accident, to being a survivor of an abusive relationship, or discovering that your partner has had an affair.
What can be the result of surviving an experience like this is the feeling that you are alone, and that nobody else can truly understand you, let alone what you have been through. I get it. I can help you find a way to cope with your anxiety, then reflect on your experiences to find healing and begin living the life that you desire.
That title feels very formal. What it means is that I believe that your past informs your present, and so if you have experienced something that you didn’t expect or couldn’t be prepared for, it was overwhelming, and feels like it has changed your life or at least the direction you were headed, then I am curious about that with you. It doesn’t mean that I just focus on the past, but rather I want to understand how it is affecting you, and then help you find ways to cope with those symptoms while finding healing.
I have a Masters in Counselling Psychology and am registered as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#15185) through the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (#10001037) through the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association. I am also registered to provide counselling services through the BC Criminal Victims Assistance Program (CVAP) which provides those that have survived a crime to receive professional counselling either for free or at an extremely reduced rate.
I provide the opportunity to utilize EMDR therapy in session. This is a scientifically (and personally) proven therapy that is very effective with those that have survived trauma, are experiencing anxiety, or are feeling stuck.
I have completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and have also had training in Emotionally Focused Therapy. These two therapies help me to provide a grounded approach to your relational issues.
To learn more about me, you can visit my private practice website at:
If you are a new client and would like to make an appointment booking, either use the “online booking” feature at the top of the page or click the New Client Inquiry button and fill out the form. Please use the Existing Clients button to contact Lisa directly by email.
Mondays: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesdays: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Wednesdays: 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursdays: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
15 minute phone consult - Free
50 minute session - $136.50
75 minute session - $199.50