I am fascinated by the space between what is and what can be. I provide warm, collaborative and client-centered online counselling services to clients seeking clarity, support and opportunities for growth. I have a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of British Columbia and am registered with the BC College of Social Workers. My clients say that I am understanding, open-minded and direct.
My Main Areas of Practice Are:
We live, love and heal in relationship with others. I work with individuals, couples and other configurations to help navigate issues, improve communication and clarify values. Finding quality therapy when you live outside the norms of traditional relationships can feel overwhelming and vulnerable. I am committed to providing safe sex-positive care to clients identifying as polyamorous, LGTBQ+, and/or gender diverse. I have advanced training in working with people practicing ethical non-monogamy.
Pregnancy and Postpartum
I have over 20 years of experience working alongside families in providing non-judgmental support during this important time of life. Common concerns include mood issues, relationship changes, excessive fear, identity shifts and pregnancy loss. As a survivor of postpartum depression, I understand the crucial role of emotional support during the challenging years of early parenting.
I have completed Level 1 and 2 in treating Birth Trauma from the Birth and Trauma Support Centre.
Career Exploration and Coaching
Do you have professional goals that seem impossibly unattainable? Are you feeling stuck in your career and not sure what to do next? I absolutely love working with clients to uncover their hidden strengths, beliefs and desires in order to make better career decisions. I take a values-based, narrative approach to career exploration that allows clients to progress with confidence and authenticity. Together let’s create a path toward your ideal future!
About My Approach
My approach to counselling is flexible and holistic. I hold a few core values and beliefs, which show up in counselling sessions in a variety of ways:
Change happens in the context of a warm, trusting, respectful and collaborative relationship. I strive to be authentic and real in every client interaction.
When we own our story, we own our choices and our lives. Examining our story, and how we relate to it, changes how we interpret our world for the better. Narrative Therapy has strong roots in anti-oppressive practice. Together we can discover how to reclaim the power in your life from the systems that seek to undermine it.
When we know our true selves we can make decisions in line with our values and preferred ways of being. I ask gentle questions that encourage examination and greater self-knowledge.
Trauma changes how we experience the world. Together we can work on ways to navigate and manage the effects of past trauma in a safe, collaborative and respectful manner.