My belief and philosophy
I am a counsellor, speaker, and fellow human along the healing journey. I love walking with others as they reflect, strengthen, release, heal and grow. I believe every person has innate worth and value and because of this, I know it is an honor to be brought into someone’s journey. I believe that we as humans, flourish when we have deep, meaningful connections and are able to be fully seen and known. That is my hope for you, in working with me.
I hold a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy, am registered as a Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors along with being a registered Marriage and Family Therapist with Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. I specialize in Emotion Focused Therapy, practicing from a trauma informed perspective, along with utilizing Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Additionally, I utilize cognitive-behavioural therapy, feminist approaches, mindfulness and body-based therapies to help individuals meet their goals and move to a deeper understanding of themselves
I want you to experience the safety that allows you to look at painful, untouched parts of your story and to begin understanding yourself with grace and compassion. I know that it is incredibly difficult to walk through the door, pick up the phone or send the email to start this journey. I want you to know that it is brave to do so, and I am so excited you are here!
As a counsellor my foundation rests on respect, trust, authenticity and hope. When you are able to experience these, I believe it can be safe for you to grow and change in new and exciting ways. I also believe that we all live within unique systems: family, community, faith and culture. It is through this framework with which I approach therapy and believe hope and healing can begin.
I specialize in journeying with clients through anxiety, depression, grief, life stage changes, identity, self care, trauma, family of origin, attachment, crisis, chronic pain, life transition and burnout, boundaries.
I am passionate about supporting couples so they can have the best relationship possible. I work with conflict, communication, attachment, intimacy challenges, family of origin conflict, and family issues.
Keeping families strong is integral for our community and I am passionate about supporting families in this way. I work with parenting issues, parent/child relationship, communication, family life cycle, and boundaries.
Speaking and Workshops
It is an honor to be asked to speak and lead workshops and I love getting to connect with a larger group of people at the same time. Please contact me for my rates and testimonials.
Previous Workshops and Speaking Engagements include:
Identity for teens Workshop and Seminar
Boundaries Group Counselling
Gender Dysphoria Workshop for Caregivers
Contact me for more information
I am currently only seeing clients virtually during the Covid-19 pandemic.
I am currently on maternity leave and no longer accepting clients for the remainder of 2022 and my waitlist is full. Please check back in 2023.
Email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
I acknowledge I work on the traditional territory of the Kwikwetlem First Nation (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm)’.