I am currently in the final year of my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology program at Simon Fraser University. I have been working in the mental health field for over seven years, supporting a diverse range of clients in a variety of settings including non-profit community services, municipal programming, crisis response, and private service locations.
Beginning a counselling journey can bring up feelings of vulnerability and uncertainty. No matter what emotions and thoughts may emerge, I am here to listen and to co-create a safe space with you. I engage in the therapeutic process with a person-centered, trauma-informed, and anti-racist foundation. My aim is to support the well-being of the whole person, with a holistic approach that values body, mind, and emotions. I am drawn towards therapeutic processes which foster compassion, mindfulness, and embodiment.
I am particularly drawn to working with first responders and their families due to my employment history and personal connections to the first-responder community. In addition to my graduate research on supporting firefighters in counselling settings, I have completed the inter-provincial Occupational Awareness Training for Therapists: Understanding First Responder Trauma.
I respectfully acknowledge the land which I live and work on is the traditional territory and unceded land of the Kwantlen, Katzie, the Stó:lō Nations.