About

I understood…

early on in my life that I wanted to be a counsellor. I wanted to support others like you with topics that were troubling and impacting their ability to live a life worth living. I wanted to be develop a place where clients were comforted and supported through the counselling process.

I learned…

from a very young age that sitting with someone as they talk about their struggles and concerns, their highlights and their triumphs is one of the most honouring experiences; and to have the privilege of doing it in my counselling practice is the most rewarding gift.  I strive to create a relationship in which each client feels supported, feels protected, and feels they have enough space to be themselves as they explore their life, past, present, and future. I believe that together we can find solutions to the difficulties that are impacting the lives of my clients; allowing each of them the ability to move forward with the strength and self-confidence needed to live a meaningful life.

About Me…

I have Masters of Counselling Psychology from Adler University, have previously worked in Hospice Bereavement Support, Older Adult Mental Health, and am currently working in Adult Community Mental Health in short term support and group therapy. With the experiences I have gained through theses opportunities, I am confident that together we can get through that which is impacting you today.

When you arrive to your first appointment, I create a plan with you on how to support you best, with considerations of time and financial limitations.  To do this, I provide psycho-education around topics we discuss, I encourage practice of skills learned in session, and I draw from various trainings and skills into each of our sessions together.

I have worked with many individuals ranging from age 5 to age 97 in individual, couples, family and group settings during some of clients’ most altering life transitions and adjustments.

I am an LGBTQ2S ally. I am a trauma-informed practitioner.

I am an ICBC approved practitioner.

I am a mental health provider for the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). I am able to provide Short-Term Crisis Intervention Mental Health Counselling, as well as the Indian Residential School Resolution Health Support Program. Please feel free to contact me to confirm and apply for your funded counselling options.

Some of the struggles I have supported clients with are:

Trauma

Death of a spouse, parent, friend, child, and pet
Cancer diagnosis and treatment
Dementia/Alzheimer’s diagnosis
Supporting caregivers of individuals with dementia/Alzheimer’s
Caregiver burnout

Family dynamics
Depression
Anxiety
Job loss
Retirement concerns
Life transitions
Isolation
Feeling stuck
Worry

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association for Clinical Counsellors (#12871) with additional training in Existential Analysis Therapy, Solution Focus Therapy, TIR (Traumatic Incident Reduction) and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). I work through an eclectic lens, bringing in tools from Existential therapy, Solution Focused therapy, Art therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), TIR, EMDR, and Emotionally Focused therapy. I also draw from Cultural Safety and Trauma Informed Practice training. To verify my registration, please visit http://bc-counsellors.org/

I believe…

that when we enter into therapy, we enter into a rare relationship together. You can invest yourself with me, understanding that I can and will hold the space between us in order for you to spend the time exploring yourself. No matter the concern, I want to walk beside you, exploring all that impacts your ability to live your life fully and authentically. I believe that life is worth living, and I look forward to understanding how together, we may be able to make that happen for you.

To ensure that I am the right fit for you, I offer a free 15 minute consultation over the phone to answer any of your questions, and to review what bring you to therapy. Please visit my contact page to connect and schedule our telephone consult.

“In spite of everything, I still believe people are really good at heart.”
—Anne Frank, The Diary of Anne Frank

“There are darknesses in life and there are lights, and you are one of the lights, the light of all lights.”
—Bram Stroker, Dracula

“You don’t have to live forever you just have to live.”
—Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

“It hurt because it mattered.”
—John Green

“Never be afraid to fall apart because it is an opportunity to rebuild yourself the way you wish you had been all along.”
—Rae Smith

“One of the most courageous decisions you will ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.”
—Brigitte Nicole

“We cannot start over, but we can begin now, and make a new ending.”
—Zig Ziglar