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Bloom to
& through
Parenthood.

About

About Me

Welcome! I'm a Registered Clinical Counsellor practicing in West Kelowna, British Columbia. I have completed advanced training in screening, assessing, and treating Perinatal Mental Health Disorders (PMHDs). These illnesses include: prenatal depression and anxiety, postpartum depression, postpartum anxiety and panic disorder, perinatal post-traumatic stress disorder, prenatal and postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorders, and perinatal psychosis. Symptoms of these illnesses may be experienced without meeting the criteria for a formal diagnosis; any level of concern, worry, or emotional distress deserves support. 

I provide individual counselling for adult mothers (and partners) from pre-conception through  pregnancy, miscarriage, loss, infertility, birth, the postpartum year, and into early parenthood. Partner support sessions are offered as needed to support whole-family wellness. 

After obtaining my Bachelor of Science in Psychiatric Nursing Degree from Douglas College in 2009, I practiced as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse within the local hospital and community settings. I completed my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Degree from Yorkville University in 2013 and registered with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. I continued to work for the local health authority providing mental health assessment and counselling services to adults experiencing a wide variety of mental health issues including mood and anxiety disorders. 

This is where I began providing support from pre-conception through early parenthood; my passion for Perinatal Mental Health bloomed. 

Bloom Therapy Therapist Photo

Upon welcoming my daughter into the world in October 2016, I decided to pursue specialized post-graduate trainings during maternity leave while working toward my dream of opening a private perinatal counselling practice.

 

I'm delighted to announce that Bloom Therapy has... Bloomed!! 

My purpose as a perinatal practitioner?

To see mothers and fathers bloom to and through parenthood. 

 

Stepping out of the office, I enjoy time spent with my husband, our daughter, two yorkies, family and friends. Running, pickleball, yoga,  Palm Springs & fleurs are my favorite things.

Treatment

Treatment for Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders.

Maternal Mental Health

Maternal Mental Health Disorders are the most common complication of childbirth. 1 in 5 new mothers are affected. You are not alone. These illnesses are temporary & treatable with informed professional care. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

CBT offers a holistic approach to treatment. This model is designed to uncover personal strengths, support meaningful change, enhance resiliency, and instill hope along the path to sustained health and emotional well-being.

Paternal Mental Health

1 in 10 new fathers (or partners) will  experience postpartum depression or anxiety; this number increases to 1 in 2 new fathers if their partner is depressed. Peak onset for dads is three to six months postpartum.

Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

These practices welcome a sense of calm, balance, and connection.

 

"Unlike self-criticism, which asks if you're good enough, self-compassion asks what's good for you?" Dr. Kristin Neff.

Assessment & Treatment

Support is available for mothers and their partners moving through the challenges so often connected to infertility, loss, pregnancy, birth, adoption, surrogacy, postpartum, and early parenthood. 

Fees &
Insurance

Many private insurance companies and extended health care plans  offer coverage for services provided by a Registered Clinical Counsellor in British Columbia. Please confirm with your provider to determine if you are eligible for coverage.

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