I obtained my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. The Wright Institute is a school fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) that emphasises a psychodynamic approach to psychotherapy while integrating cognitive and behavioural practices and techniques. I completed an APA approved internship at the University of California at Davis and a Post-Doctorate Fellowship in college mental health at Stanford University. Since 2004, I have studied the major psychoanalytic theorists through the Western Branch of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society.
I have worked in several community mental health clinics with individuals of diverse racial, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds and sexual orientations. I have offered psychotherapy services in private practice since 2000. I was on staff at the Counselling Services of the University of Victoria from 1999 to 2005 where I provided psychological services to students and employees (i.e., individual, couple and group therapy) and supervised graduate students. During that period, I also conducted and published research on human sexuality.
- 2000 Editor's Choice Award for the article "Online Sexual Compulsivity: Getting Tangled in the Web."
- Stanford University Fellowship (1998)
- University of California at Davis Student Services Achievement Award (1997)
- Psychoanalysis, Psychodynamics and Interpersonal Psychotherapy
- Certified Trauma Psychotherapist - Somatic Experiencing
- Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dream Analysis
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing)
- Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality (e.g. dysfunctions, sexual development)
- Psychotherapy With Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Clients
- Individual and Group Treatment of Sexually Compulsive Men • Active Treatment of Sexual Issues (Stanford University, CA)
- College of Psychologists of British Columbia
- British Columbia Psychological Association
- Canadian Psychological Association (past)