I take a compassionate, authentic and non-judgmental approach when working with clients. My hope is that counselling can be a place in which you feel safe to explore yourself and your experiences, find solace and meaning. I have often found having someone be alongside me as I explore my inner experiences to be grounding. My hope is that I can be that grounding space for my clients in order to give them courage to explore their inner experiences. I believe it is essential that you feel safe and understood in our work, and I hope that we can work toward building a sense of trust and safety together. I have experience working with adults from various backgrounds and cultures. I have worked with those struggling with relationship issues, grief, anxiety, and trauma.
MCP, Registered Clinical Counsellor
She / Her
Words to live by
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
Q & A With our Staff
A little bit more about me
- I have a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University A Bachelor of Science In Biochemistry from UBC.
Top three Specializations:
- Relationship Issues
- Life transitions Modalities
Top Three Modalities of Therapy:
- Person Centered
- Existential Humanistic
- Emotion Focus therapy
Professional Clinical Counselling Certification
Certified with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors: Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)#: 20092
What do people say your biggest strength is?
My work ethic. I value working hard, and working to do something right.
Something you’re proud of (challenge you’ve overcome, etc.)?
Growing up I struggled significantly in school. I feel quite proud of both the struggle and how I worked to overcome it.
What led you to counselling?
I’ve always loved people and their stories, I find so much honor in being let into someone’s story. After many work experiences, ones where I fit and ones where I didn’t, I found that supporting people was somewhere were I fit well and was something I am passionate about.
What is your favorite book and why?
The Hobbit. Growing this book kick started my love of fantasy. Overall I love its prose and the themes of friendship, heroism, and trust.
What/who inspires you?
The clients I’ve worked with! Nothing inspires more awe in me than seeing their commitment to themselves.
Favorite things to do?
I love to spend my free time reading, hiking, playing hockey when I can and spending time with my loved ones over coffee and food.
What would you tell a client who is meeting you for the first time?
Therapy can be an intimidating process and I honor the courage and bravery it takes to reach out. Its ok to be nervous, or unsure, but my hope is that we can build connection and safety together over time.
One thing you’ve learned from working with people?
Compassion is one of the greatest gift you can offer yourself or another person.
Additional therapies used?
- Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)
- Acceptance and Commintemnt therapy.