Every life is beautiful and precious. Challenging circumstances and painful experience in life can leave us feeling otherwise, with a sense of confusion, loss of connection and other emotional and physical symptoms. However, I strongly believe that changes, growth and healing can happen at any stage of life when we are able to establish resources and reconnect with the different aspects of our inner experiences as well as the goodness that exists within us. This is possible when we have a safe, contained, supported space. My aspiration is to provide this warm and safe environment where growth and healing takes place. I also believe in the power of creativity and expressive arts in this process, which can be used in therapy as clients wish.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and hold a Masters of Counselling from Trinity Western University. I’ve always been interested in learning about the human mind and in love with music and this led me in a journey to complete a Bachelor of Arts with Psychology Major and Music Minor at University of British Columbia. In my graduate studies, I further pursued this passion with psychology and music as I received training in counselling as well as expressive modalities of therapy, including the use of art and music techniques, sandtray therapy, and play therapy. I also received various training in working with anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, and trauma: EMDR Basic Certification, Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy (Level II), Complicated and Traumatic Grief, Trauma Treatment, Somatic/Body-based Psychotherapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
I enjoy working with clients from all age groups. My primarily approach across age groups is an integration of Person-Centred approach, Polyvagal Theory, and Daniel Siegel’s Mindsight approach. My focus is creating a warm and safe environment for the exploration of the issues that clients bring into counseling. I also use various approaches and modalities, depending on clients’ individual needs, including:
I look forward to meeting you and walking with you in this journey of growth and healing. I work with both children under 12 and adults (I do not currently work with teens) on various issues including: