Education, Certification and Membership


As a counsellor, educator and facilitator I have been helping people change their behavior and heal their relationships since 2000 and as a Life Coach since 2014.



2014 ongoing: Certificate in Business Administration, University of the Fraser Valley, BC, Canada.


2014, certificate in Adlerian Therapy, Robert de Sorbon College,  France.  

French Government registration #0862003720, Siren # 478817059.  

 Dissertation on success rates in counselling.  


2008, Master's Degree Program in Counselling Psychology, Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Illani, USA.  

This school is acredited by the APA (American Psychological Association). This is a 65 credit master's degree with a concentration in Adlerian theory and psychotherapy.  Extra work in dream interpritation. Project on multi-culturalism and imigration issues.  Graduate theasis project on psychological benifits of volunteerism in the elderly. 600 hr supervised practica.

 2013, Certificate in Media Philosophy,  University of the Fraser Valley, BC, Canada.

Focus on how media shapes consumerism, decision making, self-esteem and identity.


2000, Certificate in Substance Abuse Counselling, University of the Fraser Valley, BC, Canada.

This program is CASWE (Canadian Assoication for Social Work Education) acredited.  200 hr       supervised practica. Family Systems Theory and Motivational Interviewing.


1999, Batchelor's Degree, major:General Psychology/minor:Sociology, University of the Fraser Valley.

Upper level course work focus on Cognitive Psychology.  Major papers: Aboriginal School Syndrome,  Milgram's Agentic State, Post Tramatic Stress Disorder.


Certifications,  Licenses & Professional memberships:

2015, CHATA (Canadian Humanistic and Transpersonal Association).

2014, Certified Life Coach, Expertrating Global Certifications, certificaton/license number: 2929120.

2015, International Association of Life Coaches.

2014, International Association of Professional LIfe Coaches.


SARMAC (Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition).

Univesity of the Fraser Valley, Alumni Association.


Past Membership: 

Adler School of Professional Psychology Alumni Association.

Women for Women International.


Volunteer work:

2 1/2 years volunteer crisis/suicide counsellor (and peer supervisor) with the Chilliwack Community Crisis Line.  

18 months volunteer research assistant, Correction's Canada, (level 5 security clearence).

6 months volunteer respite care provider, Abbotsford Child Development Centre. 

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