What I Offer
The focus of my practice is using “talk therapy” also known as “psychotherapy” to relieve emotional suffering, to alleviate specific psychiatric symptoms and to promote and enhance emotional health and well-being.
Achieving a richer and more nuanced understanding of yourself and the world is a bonus benefit! I work with ages from older adolescents up to older adults, both individually and in groups.
I’m honoured to offer these services in person at my Langley office and by videoconferencing to people in the Sea to Sky Corridor. As a Psychiatrist, most of my services with the exception of Psychoanalysis are covered under MSP (Medical Services Plan of BC). Please discuss your interest in seeing me with your Family Physician or General Practitioner and have them make a referral to me.
What Does Psychoanalysis or Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy offer you?
A wide variety of initial presenting problems bring people to my practice. Some people arrive with specific symptoms like depression, anxiety or substance use. Others present with difficulties related to having experienced trauma, neglect or abuse. Others identify challenges in establishing relationships, pursuing ambitions or being caught in a myriad of self- defeating and self -destructive behavioral patterns. Often people have sought help before. Short- term therapies or medications may have provided temporary relief, but have not been sustaining.
Together we will define what you are seeking and how we can work together to help you to attain your goals. Our work can be done in conjunction with other treatments such as psychopharmacology, group therapy, family therapy and couples’ counseling.
I have had the privilege of being a part of peoples’ lives as a physician, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst for over 35 years. I draw on all that I have learned from patients, from my own education and training, from teaching and supervising and from my own life experiences to inform my practice.