My personal counselling philosophy is rooted in a strong desire to connect with my clients. My hope is to learn and grow alongside my clients, as part of a collaborative team, tackling their challenges together.
I come into each interaction free of judgment and with an appreciation that my clients have chosen to trust me with their journey. I strive to create a space and relationship that provides my clients the sense of safety, that working through their personal struggles not only requires, but deserves.
Areas of Practice
Narrative Therapy, Trauma Informed Practice, Strengths-Based Therapy, Anti-Oppressive Practice, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Feminist Approach.
Areas of Practice
Trauma, grief and loss, substance use disorders, mental health struggles, anxiety, depression, first responders, victim services.
Women, men, LGBTQIA+ community, youth, substance use disorders and concurrent disorders, victims of crime, people who have experience trauma and couple's.
~ First Nations Health Authority
~ Crime Victim Assistance
Education & Professional Registrations
British Columbia College of Social Workers, Registration #13440
British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, Registration #20963
Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW), University of Victoria
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BSW), University of the Fraser Valley
Narrative Therapy Foundations Level 1 & 2, Vancouver School of Narrative Therapy
Criminal Justice Diploma, University of the Fraser Valley
Social Services Diploma, University of the Fraser Valley
I'm passionate about....
I am passionate about my family and my clients. Both things bring immense joy to my life. Being a working mom means spending a substantial amount of time in my car, which led me to discover podcasts. Sometimes driving to and from work is the only “me” time I get in a day, and listening to the “Armchair Expert” podcast has become one of my favourite things.
But, connection is genuinely what fills my soul, especially spending time with loved ones and catching up over a good meal, (probably not one that I have made, though.. cooking is definitely a struggle over here).
When thinking about change and counselling, what comes to mind Is how hard those first few steps are, like setting a new boundary in an unhealthy relationship. But not honouring our needs is also hard. So when it comes to change what I love, is seeing the impact those hard steps have on improving people's quality of life.