I’m a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I was a high school math and science teacher and a yoga instructor when I decided that I wanted to pursue a masters degree in Counselling Psychology so I could spend more time in comfortable spaces listening to and supporting other people. I love helping clients learn how their minds and bodies work together and how we can use that to help them thrive.
I believe that counselling is about finding the right therapist and then feeling safe enough to open yourself up to change. The right counsellor can help you find your way out of the challenges you face. I work with clients on acceptance, self-compassion, and mindfulness, largely from the perspectives of positive psychology and narrative therapy. I believe that you have within you everything you need to live the life you desire. I’d love to help you build that bridge.
For much of my life I can recall being in crowded rooms of people, huddled in the corner with one other person who would turn to me and say something like, “I’ve never told anyone this”, or “I’m not sure why I’m telling you this stuff”. I wasn’t sure why these lovely people were leaning toward me with watery eyes sharing something so personal either, but I knew one thing for sure:
being trusted with someone’s story is a gift
I never take the gift of someone’s story for granted. It is an honour and a privilege to support people in their therapy. When you sit down for a session with me, I recognize the bravery and vulnerability with which you show up. Your therapy is for you, and my goal is to hold a space for you to heal and grow.