Sometimes we feel lost without a sense of who we are and where we are going, we feel stuck and pulled in different directions; on one hand we may feel moments of presence and clarity about what we want or who we are, and on the other hand we feel a mixture of afraid, critical, moody, distrusting, disconnected, confused,
lacking confidence, and reacting on autopilot.
I utilize an experiential style of therapy which means I help you connect to your
in-the-moment experience as we talk, inviting you to slow down and be with your mind and body in new ways, such as meeting parts of yourself that have different wants/needs/desires/feelings/responses and helping these parts of you heal through their deepest concerns and challenges. When you get to know your inner world and
have a better relationship with it, you will feel a greater sense of peace, confidence, and capability to handle the pitfalls of life, make decisions, and connect with others.
I strive to help you make meaning out of your experiences, feel a sense of continuity in who you are and a deep understanding of the different parts of self that make up who you are, move you towards more harmonious relationships with yourself and others, allow you to heal younger versions of yourself, help you lean into the peaks of life and tolerate the pitfalls more comfortably, feel more at home in your body and mind, and feel in touch with your inherent resilience and ability to cope.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and an Alder University graduate with a master’s degree in counselling psychology. I have worked in East Vancouver, Downtown, and Cambie Village helping people through relationship struggles, low self-esteem, anxiety, grief and loss, post-traumatic stress, feeling disconnected from emotions and a sense of purpose, and overall wanting better self-understanding.
Individuals, Young Adults (19-24), Adults (25+)
Formal: OEI, EMDR, LENS neurofeedback
Informal: AEDP, IFS, EFT
Issues: (Standard) Relationship struggles, Anxiety, Stress, Grief/Loss, Self-esteem, Trauma/PTSD
(Specialties) Experiential therapy (IFS, AEDP, EMDR, OEI); young adult concerns (university, transition to career, feeling lost, identity, relationships)
What brings you a sense of ease?
Belly laughs with good friends (the kind where you start crying from laughing so hard and your face hurts); and time spent alone either on a trail in the forest, exploring an art gallery or museum, or practicing yoga.
Although I don’t work with kids as a therapist, I grew up volunteering with children as a summer camp leader, kindergarten assistant, and nearly pursued a career as an elementary school teacher.