If you are constantly worried and second-guessing yourself due to anxiety, experiencing grief due to chronic illness or pain, or noticing symptoms related to PTSD that are interfering with your day-to-day well-being, I can help.
I come from a place of passion and light heartedness in the work that I do with my clients. I am always impressed with the courage that clients exhibit by showing up and being open to explore who they are, while simultaneously creating a better understanding self.
I have worked with several different client populations. My background is rooted in working with individuals who are struggling with familial issues, relational issues, trauma, chronic illness, and life transitions. I also spent time working clinically with survivors of sexual abuse and individuals struggling with substance abuse.
I feel grateful to work with the individuals who choose to access my counselling services. I am committed to my clients, as this is the work that I love to do, and I maintain a high level of integrity in the practice that I run. I have an MA in Counselling Psychology and am a member in good standing with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Cousnellors.
Methods I use:
This approach is a blend of 3 types of modalities known as Client-centered therapy, Existential therapy, and Gestalt therapy. These move away from psychological analysis and toward listening and being present with the client to integrate their human experiences. Working with the body can be integrated into some aspects of these methods, depending on your goals and what feels comfortable for you.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) emphasizes the interplay between our thoughts, behaviour, and more. Patterns and distorted thinking are identified and once addressed, we work to create healthier, adaptive patterns and beliefs.
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a somatic-based approach that works to resolve trauma. Sensorimotor psychotherapy not only works to expel trauma from the body, but also offers clients resources, both
internally and externally, that are useful for their everyday experiences.
Areas of Focus: