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About Carla

My Story


I strive to be flexible, imaginative and culturally sensitive in my practice. I have a particular interest in emotion regulation, life balance, and self-compassion. I work with individuals from different backgrounds, cultures, religions, spiritual beliefs, and sexual orientations who are struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-esteem, health and wellness, career planning, and, life and work stress. Both my master's and doctoral research focused on the self-care of psychotherapists. The valuable insight I gained from these studies on life balance is something I enjoy sharing with my clients.


I have over 15 years of professional training and experience in psychotherapy and research, working in a variety of settings, including a youth assessment centre, and a

neurodevelopment clinic. In 2014, I  completed a Canadian Psychology Association (CPA) accredited internship in Professional Psychology at Memorial University, St. John's, NL. In June 2016, I completed my Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta, one of the few CPA accredited programs in Canada.

I was born and raised in the Comox Valley and my husband and I are happy to be putting down roots in Campbell River. In my leisure time, I enjoy the beautiful scenery while beach combing, hiking, or bike riding.


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