I believe that we do not enter this world with the life skills necessary to manage our emotions effectively or to navigate the challenges in life. We often receive the message from society that we should be able to solve our problems alone. I offer an effective approach to build these life-skills that is practical and solution-based. My goal is to provide a safe space for you to explore your sense of self, identity, and connection to others.
Growing up in a bi-cultural household has given me the opportunity to see the world through a multicultural lens. As a result I have the ability to provide empathy and insight around how to explore your identity through culture. I help clients with various issues from depression, anxiety, work stress, marital conflict, to addiction. My counselling style focuses on the core tenets of Adlerian theory where individuals should be validated, connected, and made to feel significant. My perspective is that each individual should be treated uniquely.
I work at three different clinics, the Adler Centre, Innersight Counselling, and ALAViDA. The Adler Centre is a non-profit organization and registered charity where I offer accessible and affordable counselling to individuals, families, and couples. Innersight Counselling is a private clinic where I work primarily with couples using the Gottman method. I firmly believe that couples therapy can be preventive where you can learn effective communication tools, and conflict resolution skills.
My main focus right now is helping individuals to create healthy relationships with alcohol and other substances. ALAViDA is a virtual treatment program for alcohol use that combines clinical support and technology to help individuals create healthier drinking behaviours and regain control over alcohol, whether they want to reduce their consumption or practice abstinence. I also provide therapy and coaching as part of ALAViDA's substance management solution for employers and benefit providers. With the ALAViDA web-app, the TRAiL, employees and dependents have easy access to evidence-based tools, an engaging personalized iCBT learning plan, and a care team of licensed specialists.
I am hoping that I can be a support for you as you embark on your journey toward positive change. I would be happy to be part of your community of healing/support circles. Please contact me if you have any questions about my therapy approach or on the organizations I work with