Irene is a compassionate and dedicated Registered Social Worker with 25 years of experience in helping adults and couples navigate life's challenges. Her approach to counselling is rooted in empathy, respect, and a deep commitment to the well-being of those with whom she works. Irene understands that counselling can be a courageous step, and she is here to support on your journey to improved mental health and overall wellness.
Irene holds a Master of Social Work Degree as well as two undergraduate degrees. She has extensive experience working with diverse populations, addressing a wide range of mental health concerns. She has provided counselling in various settings, including private practice, community mental health centers, and hospitals.
Areas of Practice
Education & Professional Registrations
British Columbia College of Social Workers, Registration #10781
Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW), University of Toronto
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BSW), Metropolitan University
More About Irene.....
Irene believes in a client-centered approach, tailoring counselling to the unique needs and circumstances of her clients. She draws from various therapeutic modalities, such as EMDR, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems, Functional Imagery Training and Mindfulness techniques, to create a personalized treatment plan.
Her goal is to empower clients with the tools and strategies to overcome challenges, build resilience, and improve their overall quality of life. Her goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals and couples can explore feelings, work through obstacles. In couples or individual counselling sessions, clients can expect a warm, empathetic, and collaborative environment. Irene will work with you to uncover the root causes of your relationship or individual challenges and develop effective strategies for positive change. Whether you're seeking to recovery from trauma, manage loss, cope with anxiety or depression, recover from a crisis, or simply enhance your connection with your partner, Irene is here to support you on your journey towards an abundant life.