I grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba and went to a small school in Winnipeg’s south end where I was raised by my mother, who worked as a psychiatrist. Through discussions about her work, she taught me self-reflection skills and instilled an appreciation for the complexity of people while fostering my interest in helping others.
As I became older I continued learning about myself and others, learning how to intuit others’ needs and how to support those who needed help. I worked in acute mental health in downtown Winnipeg for a few years before moving to Vancouver and becoming a Registered Clinical Counsellor.
I have focused my training on Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and addictions, and enjoy working with groups as well as individuals. Regulating emotions and navigating experiences of shame and guilt are often areas that I like to concentrate on during therapy. I also incorporate acceptance and commitment therapy into my practice, where discussions about values and creativity are had in the context of improving one’s life.
Outside of work I like to go to comedy shows and concerts and am secretly a huge hockey fan. I consider myself a social-justice advocate and am always ready to learn and have fun.