I consider it an immense honour to create a space for individuals to access, and experience profound healing and a deeper connection with self and others. We all need to have our stories received with empathy and understanding in order to grow and to make meaning out of our difficult experiences. It is my priority to provide you with a safe, compassionate and attuned environment, from which you can explore yourself and your experiences. The decision to pursue healing and growth through counselling is an immensely courageous one. It is my hope to meet you wherever you are at, and to walk alongside you in your journey.
My education includes a Bachelor of Arts (BA, University of the Fraser Valley) and a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology (MA, Trinity Western University). I am a Canadian Certified Clinical Counsellor. I am also a level II certified Observed & Experiential Integration (OEI) therapist, which is a therapeutic approach for treating trauma. I have been trained as a sex therapist, and am currently in the process of obtaining ASSECT certification. Having volunteered and worked with children and youth for over a decade, I am particularly well-versed in issues relevant to these populations. I am currently offering pro-bono counselling services to street-involved youth in Abbotsford, BC.
I am passionate about helping men and women embrace their bodies and their sexuality. My current research focuses on the experiences of men and women who have been able to work through sexual shame, and who have come to love and accept their sexuality with their whole selves. This research has taught me many lessons-- importantly, it was through these stories that I began to understand how imperative relationships are in our healing process.
I am pleased to accept funding from CVAP (Crime Victim's Assistance Program).