Registered Clinical Counsellor
Life is full of events that can shake us to our core and cause us to question everything around us - our relationships, our values and our self worth. Nothing is more inspirational then walking along side someone as they begin to examine and work through experiences and events that have left them feeling powerless, overwhelmed and "stuck" in their past. Negative experiences and events rarely heal in isolation which is one of the most powerful aspects of the counselling journey as it is an invitation into the most personal and private areas of a person's life, something that I consider a deep honor and privilege to be a part of.
I have experience working with a wide variety of presenting concerns including, but not limited to, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), domestic violence, childhood abuse, marital and relational conflict, emotional dysregulation, dissociation and numbness, body image concerns and eating disorders, anxiety, depression, stress, identity issues and dissociative disorders, self-harm, grief and loss, and self-esteem.
I have a Bachelor of Arts in Honors Psychology as well as a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Trinity Western University. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) and have been working with clients since 2009 through government agencies, non-profit societies and private practice. I have spent the majority of my career working with women and children in particular and have a strong belief that early intervention is the best way to prevent future psychological issues from occurring.
I use a wide variety of therapeutic, educational, and experiential approaches in session. I have experience using sand tray, play therapy techniques, and an assortment of other therapeutic tools which include Observed Experiential Integration therapy (OEI), Lifespan Integration and Neurotherapy. Other theoretical orientations used include gestalt therapy, attachment theory, client-centered therapy, narrative therapy, object relations theory, and humanistic perspectives.
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REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLORS • LICENSED TO PROVIDE COUNSELLING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA