In keeping with a collaborative approach to counselling, I believe that people have the ability to live the life they want and change is always possible. Counselling is not about getting advice from a counsellor on how to live your life, but more about being asked different types of questions that help you discover the answers that fit and work for you and guide you to the life you dream about. Self-discovery and personal change can be a scary place to enter alone. Counselling is a safe place where we build a relationship together so that you are not doing the work alone. I also believe that smiles and laughter are key ingredients for happiness and can light the way towards solutions for even the darkest, most difficult of problems.
CLINICAL SUPERVISION, CONSULTATION, & TRAINING
Getting the right support for your clinical work can be transformative not only for your clinical practice but for your personal development. My approach is grounded in collaboration and equity where we co-create the supervision/consultation process. Through a narrative feminist lens, I see the consultation process as one that is supportive of your practice, helping you find strength in your gifts while challenging you to grow. With over 15 years of clinical work, clinical supervision is provided on a one-to-one basis, as a small group and/or as group training.
APPROACHES TO COUNSELLING
Narrative therapy, feminist therapy, gender therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, leadership, and personal developing coaching.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Personal development/coaching, leadership coaching, clinical supervision, entrepreneur and business mindset coaching, trauma (current and historical), life transitions, gender therapy, body image/eating disorders, relationship conflict, depression/anxiety, grief and loss, personal growth, marriage/family.
Professional therapists, social workers and entrepreneurs, women, men and transgender individuals, adults, and families/couples.
ICBC, Mission RCMP Victim Services, Abbotsford Specialized Victim Assistance, Youth Resource Centre, Valley Law Group, University of the Fraser Valley, Elizabeth Fry Society, Abbotsford Police Based Victim Services, UBCO, Wilfred Laurier, RainCity.
APPROVED PROVIDER FOR
- First Nations Health Authority
EXPERIENCE & EDUCATIONAL HISTORY
- British Columbia Association of Social Workers, Registration #1001616
- British Columbia College of Social Workers, Registration #8476
- British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors, Registration #3436
- Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW), Dalhousie University
- Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BSW), University of the Fraser Valley
Over 10 years of experience in public speaking on topics of professional development in the area of social work practice and counselling skills such as how to ask effective questions, ethical decision making, self-care, burnout prevention, approaches to elevate your practice and leadership skills
Personal development topics such as self-esteem, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression, finding hope, eradicating not being good enough, changing one’s belief systems, transforming your thoughts, and living into your dreams.