Alberta born and raised, I hold my Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Lethbridge majoring in Kinesiology and re-located to Vancouver to complete my Master in Counselling Psychology at Adler University. I am so excited to fulfill my clinical practicum at Shoreline Counselling and feel privileged for the opportunity to expand my clinical experience and deepen my therapeutic knowledge.
For the past 8 years, I have worked with CBI Health Group as a treating Kinesiologist, Regional Manager, and Vocational Consultant in a clinical rehabilitation setting. I have extensive experience working with a diverse range of clients with mental and physical health challenges that have included persistent pain, chronic health conditions, post-cancer, brain injury, depression, anxiety and trauma. I have been afforded many opportunities in my professional career to assist with standardization of disability rehabilitation services across Alberta working closely alongside physicians, psychologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and kinesiologists as well as spearheading the launch of my company’s first group based mental health service, the Resiliency Group, now delivered across Canada.
I understand counselling can be a vulnerable and daunting experience for those seeking to better understand their current experience. I believe that every single person has innate capacity to move through life’s challenges and become who they are intended to be. I want you to know that everything you need is already within you. I find we just often need someone in our corner who can hold an unconditional, empathetic and genuine space to promote discovery of inner resiliency towards meaningful change. Through fostering a sense of authenticity, acceptance and presence, I endeavour to facilitate a safe space where you are able to express your full self and be met exactly where you are at in your journey. I consider it an honour to work alongside you as we work collaboratively to navigate through the pain and suffering that life inevitably throws our way. We are not meant to have all the answers, we are meant to learn how to be compassionate towards ourselves as we figure it out together.