North Vancouver, British Columbia V7M 2K2
Profession(s)Mental Health Professional
I work primarily with children (ages 5 +), youth, and their families. A strong focus of mine is working with transgenerational trauma, abuse, issues surrounding belonging, abandonment, divorce and separation, addiction, eating disorders, impacts of cultural genocide/colonization, anxiety, gender transitioning/identity, and depression. I strive to walk with clients to further support them in building the necessary tools to navigate challenging life events, and to experience more beauty and growth. I understand that reaching out is never easy and I aim to provide a safe, trusting, compassionate space to explore or process issues.
I have been providing services for private and public schools, rehabilitation centres, behavioural consulting firms, Indigenous Bands, hospitals, and non-profit agencies since 2008. I am currently furthering my specialization and training as a Child Specialist in Collaborative Divorce.
I work from a client centred approach that invites clients into sandplay, play therapy, reworking their story from a Narrative perspective, and focusing on realistic solutions found in a Solution Focused Brief Therapy model. I cultivate a trusting environment that is shame-free and root my therapeutic approach in unconditional acceptance and compassion.
University of British Columbia, 2011
City University of Seattle, 2018
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from University of British Columbia. Masters in Counselling from City University of Seattle. Mediation and conflict resolution training with Justice Institute of British Columbia.