I believe in being fully present to each of my clients and accepting you non-judgmentally with the concerns you bring. I embrace a collaborative approach: we work together to define what therapy will look like and the direction that your journey will take. I will invite you to fully access your emotions and experience, and to integrate them into meaningful decisions.
Above all, I believe that each client’s personal experiences, values, and beliefs are of utmost importance and are to be honoured throughout the process. This work is so rewarding to me—seeing the essence of the person sitting across from me and helping you realize your true self in the world.
When working with couples, my goal is for each of you to have a good relationship with yourself and to authentically connect with your partner. Concretely, this work can involve practicing the skills of dialogue that create deeper understanding and connection for the couple. It can also involve exploring the intense feelings and reactions, values, personal differences, and wounds from the past that influence current dynamics in the relationship. I find it so fulfilling to support couples in healing and deepening their relationship.
In my personal life, I invest a lot of time in raising my two daughters. Some of my passions include being active and outdoors, cultivating community with friends, and creative pursuits like poetry, sewing, and baking delicious desserts.
Education | Experience
Masters of Theology and Arts (Regent College)
M.A. Counselling Psychology (University of British Columbia)
Graduate Diploma in Existential Counselling (GLE – International, Austria)
Graduate Diploma in Existential Psychotherapy (GLE – International, Austria)
Emotionally focused couples therapy
Incorporating the arts or writing as appropriate
Depression, anxiety, self-worth, grief, loss, trauma, addiction, relationships, sexuality, existential questions, life transitions, and spirituality.
Communication and constructive approach to conflict, deepening intimacy and connection, important shared decisions, recovering from broken trust and betrayal
Rochelle is a colleague and a friend of many years who I have recommended many times to those seeking support through counselling. I trust Rochelle’s perceptive nature and have often experienced her unique ability to see clearly into complex situations and pull out the important themes with careful, wise questions. She is intuitive, warm, and very present. I feel fully confident recommending Rochelle knowing that anyone who chooses her as a counsellor is in good, genuinely caring and fully professional hands.
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Existential Analyst, Existential Society of Canada
“This process is what I have been searching for many years. You are taking me to the places I have longed to go but could not get to alone. Thank you.”
“I wanted to thank you for your insights and most importantly showing me self-acceptance and how to be with & care for myself. I don't know where I'd have been.”
“You have been so helpful and supportive throughout this difficult time. I really appreciate the insights you are able to offer me, while listening and validating my feelings.”