Based in Burnaby, BC, I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#15428). I hold a Masters in Counselling Psychology degree from Adler University and have completed Level 1 of Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
I believe that a healthy mind and body help foster healthy relationships, and I understand that each person has their own unique optimal state. My holistic approach to individual mental wellness integrates Adlerian principles with mindfulness skills and cognitive-behavioural interventions to foster increased self-awareness and create new, adaptive patterns. My counselling perspective offers freedom to explore dreams and early experiences in a way that is accessible and down-to-earth. I also use sandtray and art therapy techniques. Couples can safely explore relationship challenges in a supportive environment based on mutual respect, trust and collaboration that will allow you to get your relationship back on track.
I envision therapy as the crossroads between feeling stuck and finding new solutions to move forward in life. My areas of practice include: stress, anxiety disorders, depression & mood disorders, self-exploration, life transitions, relationship issues, grief & loss, goal setting/motivation and aging.
It is my firm belief that a healthy, balanced and purpose-filled life can be achieved through increasing self-awareness, adjusting unhelpful patterns and becoming more connected to one’s surroundings. With collaboration at the heart of therapy, I see clients as the experts of their lives and access and build upon their innate strengths to help guide them on the path towards positive movement. My approach to counselling relies on creating smart, attainable goals to build success upon success, and on holding space for the natural evolution that change may take.
As a counsellor, I rely on my personal authenticity and an empathic, warm, and nonjudgmental approach to help facilitate success. I respect and acknowledge that the services I provide take place on unceded Indigenous territory that was not surrendered. I am also a supporter of humane societies, women’s equality and the LGBTQ community.