Lake & Associates Counselling Inc.

  1. What are your credentials? I have a Masters in Educational Psychology with a focus on Adult Counselling. I also have a PhD in Educational Administration. My dissertation examined the emotional impact on school principals who were managing a crisis situation involving the death of a student or teacher.
  2. Are you certified? Yes. I am a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. This is the national body for counsellors and psychotherapists. My number is 6183.
  3. How long have you been practicing? I have been practicing for 20 years, 13 years at the Masters level.
  4. What is your area of specialization? Much of my work has involved clients with Trauma. This includes physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, both with men and women. I also do a lot of work with couples. I have a strong interest in relationships, communication and emotional intelligence.
  5. What therapeutic modalities do you use? Whatever works. I say this only half tongue in cheek. I have studied many forms including: Adlerian, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desesitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Rational Emotional Behavioural Therapy (REBT), and Rogerian. I will use whatever I think gets the best results in the moment – with your permission of course.
  6. Can you help me? Let me put it to you this way. You will know within three sessions if you are going to get any value from our work together. It doesn’t take long for me to establish rapport and trust, and create both a direction and a method for helping you achieve your goals. If you do the work – why would you not get results?
  7. What are your fees? Individual: $145/hr plus taxes. Couples: $160/hr plus taxes.
  8. Can I phone you to discuss my concerns? Yes. Phone 604-505-3526.
  9. Do you do therapy over the phone or the internet? Yes and yes.