A counsellor, adventurer, and proponent of social justice, I work to promote human well-
being. I enjoy exploring diverse perspectives, finding common ground, and seeing
the bigger picture. My approach is collaborative, client-centred, and eclectic,
drawing on cognitive, somatic, and creative approaches to therapy. I offer LGBTQ+ competent individual counselling and kink- and poly-friendly relationship counselling for all unique configurations.
Operating from within an anti-oppression and social-justice framework, I hope to walk alongside you on your journey for a time. Offering inquisitive exploration and holding space for what emerges, I strive to provide a contained, supportive, and structured environment. Within this context, we can investigate the thoughts, feelings, and sensations that arise.
I am trained in AFOT (Aboriginal Focusing-Oriented Therapy, a somatic approach to complex trauma) through the Justice Institute of BC. I also hold a Level 1 certification in Gottman Method Couples Counselling from Best Marriages, and Level 1 and 2 Narrative Therapy Certifications from Yaletown Family Therapy. I draw on Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, as well as expressive arts and sand tray techniques in my work.
Areas of interest include:
- Individual counselling
- Relationship counselling
- Queer, trans, poly, and kink-friendly counselling
I am taking a leave of absence from my practice from April 15-Sept 30, 2018 in order to undertake a 5.5 month through-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. I will not be taking on any new clients during this time. Please do get in touch in October if you would like to schedule an appointment.