My Approach

By the time we try counselling, we are usually at the point of desperately wanting change in our lives.

We may have tried other things: exercise, changing our diets, meditation or self-help. Yet we still find ourselves feeling lonely, anxious, stuck, or unable to accept ourselves. We may know that our thoughts are sometimes not rational or that we should be kinder to ourselves. We may even see our patterns as harmful but can’t seem to make the changes we desire.

Many of us aren’t sure how to deal with our emotions, we don’t have the tools to work through our trauma, and we’ve never learned what good communication looks like. We know that we’re stuck but we don’t know how to get to where we want to be: living a life of joy, purpose, aliveness, ease, and security in our relationships.

This is where I come in.

Together, we will create a safe space where you can feel comfortable sharing and exploring your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. My counselling approach blends talk therapy with neuroscience and body-based psychotherapy such as breathing, yoga, and mindfulness to help you connect with yourself and your body on a deeper level.

Together, you and I will move you toward the kind of life that you want to live: one that is purposeful and connected.

My Journey

Like you, I’m a person with many sides. I’m a caretaker who has to practice setting boundaries. I’m a feminist who actively works on accepting her body. I’m a yogi who is still discovering her intuitive wisdom. I’m a wife, daughter, sister, and friend who values relationships and connection and knows the work that goes into maintaining them.

My journey toward becoming a counsellor has been a circular one:

From a young age, I found myself fascinated with psychology and intrigued about why people do what they do, and I still wanted time to work and play. My twenties included the pursuit of photography, flamenco dancing, fashion, and becoming an entrepreneur. During that time, I also accumulated a vast array of work experience with international students and new immigrants and refugees. This expanded my cultural awareness and understanding of how oppression (racism, sexism, homophobia etc.) affects the experiences people bring into counselling. Woven through it all was my own personal journey of yoga, mindfulness, and spirituality, which allowed me to develop a deeper connection to myself. I learned how to feel and be with my emotions and for the first time in my life, I learned how to truly connect with my body.

I once again found myself drawn to becoming a counsellor…

My Experience:

To become a counsellor I completed my Bachelor of Arts and my Masters in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. I began to specialize in women’s health and mental health, which has included working as a counsellor at various women’s clinics in the field of reproductive mental health, and providing emotional support to survivors of sexual assault. I’ve completed advanced training in disordered eating and body image and become a Certified Intuitive Eating Counsellor. I’m currently training as a doula, taking courses in perinatal health including prenatal, birth and delivery, pregnancy loss, and postpartum.

As a therapist, I’ve worked with clients with many diverse issues, including students at Douglas College and Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, helping clients with anxiety, depression, perfectionism, disordered eating, body image, relationship issues, grief, loss and trauma

I will draw on my clinical and personal experiences to help you connect with your own intuitive wisdom and capacity for growth.

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