“The child’s contact with the real world is strengthened by his periodic excursion into fantasy.”

Selma Fraiberg — The Magic Years

About Me

As a member of the Western Branch of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society (WBCPS), I maintain a private practice in both downtown Vancouver and Richmond BC, specialising in psychoanalysis and the psychodynamic psychotherapy treatment of adult individuals and couples.

People qualify to enter training to become a psychoanalyst through both medical and non-medical routes. I am what is known as a “lay” psychoanalyst since I have come to the practice of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the Humanities. After graduating from McGill University with a Ph.D. (Communications), I completed 6 years of professional training to qualify as a psychoanalyst in 2002. This training was completed through the Canadian Institute of Psychoanalysis in Montreal and is recognized by the International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). My training in an IPA accredited institute enabled me to become a Fellow of the International Psychoanalytical Association (FIPA).

I am also a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC (#12547).

I am a member of the Vancouver based Western Branch of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society (WBCPS), teach in the branch Extension Program which offers seminars to mental health professionals in the community and have served in a number of administrative capacities within the local and national organisations (WBCPS Vice-President 2007-2009; President 2009-2011; Treasurer 2011-2013; National Treasurer of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society 2011-2013; Chair WBCPS Scientific Program Committee 2017-2019 and Local Organizing Chair, CPS National Congress 2019).