"Although feelings of stress, anxiety, depression or relationship conflict may sometimes seem all-encompassing, they do not define who we are. Therapy is a process, and I believe we are each the experts of our own unique lives. Together we can establish the goals of therapy, examine historical patterns that may get in the way of making positive change, and access the strength and resilience within to move forward in life."
Sandy is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. Her practice is dedicated to working with adult individuals, couples, adolescents and families.
By creating a warm, supportive, empathic, and non-judgmental working relationship that is based on mutual trust, Sandy helps her clients positively separate themselves from the problems that disrupt their lives. Her approach is open and down-to-earth.
Sandy works with techniques that incorporate Narrative, Mindfulness, Family Systems, CBT, and Adlerian approaches.
She has the experience and training to work with the challenges of:
Engaging in therapeutic conversations, Sandy encourages her clients to uncover new awareness and insights. Some effects of this work can be: A more powerful and passionate life; less reactivity; a greater sense of ease and peacefulness; a larger capacity for acceptance and compassion.
Sandy has additional training in Family Systems, Narrative Therapy and Gottman Couples Therapy, which allows her to address her clients' concerns both quickly and completely. She has completed advanced training in Collaborative Divorce and Mediation. Sandy is a member of the Collaborative Divorce Vancouver team, working as both a Divorce Coach and Child/Youth Specialist, and is a member of the BC Hear The Child roster.
Sandy offers Clinical Supervision for therapists, students, and therapeutic groups. She creates a collaborative partnership in supervision, facilitating rich conversations that expand understanding of ourselves as therapists while giving practitioners support and a context in which to support their own therapeutic practice.
In addition to her education and experience in private practice, she has also worked in clinical settings with Family Services of Greater Vancouver and Pacific Coast Family Institute.
Please contact Sandy for more information or to book an appointment in Vancouver or West Vancouver.