Sometimes in life we experience a loss of connection with ourselves and those around us, leaving us feeling unfulfilled and looking for change. Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed, anxious, numb, detached, or empty. Maybe you bounce around feeling many of these things, frustrated to be stuck on an emotional rollercoaster. Counselling can help with navigating and making sense of these emotions, moving you towards connection, clarity, and purpose.
In our sessions together, I commit to creating an environment of warmth and acceptance. I encourage curiosity and openness. And I believe that you are the expert of your story.
My path to counselling was a winding adventure. I grew up dancing and am truly at home in the dance world; previously teaching and performing as a semi-professional dancer. However, this lifestyle wasn’t a good fit for me, so I shifted into a Registered Massage Therapy career—the human body amazes me! Aside from my clinical work, I taught and supervised massage therapy students at Vancouver Career College and assisted with continuing education courses for RMTs. But…I felt like I was missing an important part of the human experience. Turns out, I don’t just love the biology of the human body, I love PEOPLE and everything we encompass. I completed my MACP and have found another place that I am at home…here at Lavender Counselling. In addition to 1-on-1 counselling, I enjoy leading workshops and psychoeducational groups, and have co-authored an Advanced Empathy group for counsellors and Burnout workshop for health professionals.
Currently, I am grateful to engage in many passions; working as both a counsellor and RMT, dancing for fun, and authoring children’s books. You can also find me reading or crafting, exploring BC’s beautiful outdoors with my husband and daughter, or playing board games a little too competitively.
I offer counselling for individuals 14+ with a range of concerns, including: trauma and PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress and life transitions (eg. becoming a parent, pursuing new passions/changing careers, or any change in your life), suicidal ideation, grief and loss, emotional distress or numbness, and personal development and growth. I would love to meet you and find out if we’re a good fit!
Staying connected to my own Indigenous background, I am delighted to be a Mental Health Provider with First Nations Health Authority. If you are able to access support through FNHA, please send me an email to confirm availability and discuss pre-approval.