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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, postpartum traumatic stress disorder, prenatal and postpartum obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorders, and postpartum 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. Yoga, running, travel and 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. 

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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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