Helping others has always been a passion of mine. From a young age I learned to care for and support those around me in any way that I could. It came as no surprise to those that knew me when I decided to go into teaching. I love the environment in which I work, but I found early on in my teaching career that supporting the mental health and wellbeing of my students was my priority and this led me to seek a career path that honours that.
I am currently in my final year of my Master of Clinical Counselling at the University of Seattle in Vancouver. I also have a Bachelor of Arts with a minor in Psychology as well as a Bachelor of Education. I see myself as a dedicated life-long learner with a passion to gain more understanding of the effects of our childhood attachment relationships as well as the impact of trauma on our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.
I have been a teacher in the Langley School District for 7 years; five of which I have spent in a Middle School Classroom. I have seen firsthand how supporting and building up a child’s emotional and mental health can create positive influences in their lives, and I wish to continue this work through counselling these children as well as their families, among others seeking a new path.
Although much of my experience thus far has been working with children and youth, I am eager to expand my horizons as I believe my therapeutic approach is valuable for anyone seeking support. I approach counselling through a collaborative, person-centered, and emotion focused lens. The client-therapists alliance plays an integral role in our work together as does your readiness to learn and find growth. And so, if you find yourself here it seems you have already taken the very important first step towards change and I would be honoured to walk the path with you.