Locations: Abbotsford and Online
Availability: 11:00 am to 4:00 pm Mon to Thur, Tues & Thurs Evenings (by request)
Rates: $120/50 min session
Specialty: Youth (12+), Young Adults (19 - 29), Adults, Couples
Issues: Anger, Anxiety, Children & Teens, Emotional Crisis, Family, Gender, LGBTQ2+, Relationships, Self-acceptance, Sexuality, Stress Management, Relational Trauma, Adverse Child Effects (ACEs)
Types of Therapy: Spiritual/Existential Exploration, Polyvagal Theory, Psychoeducation, Neuroplasticity, Calming Techniques, Art Therapy, and OEI Observed Experimental Integration Level 1 (trauma processing similar but more gentle than EMDR)
Having experienced many complex traumas throughout my life, I realized I needed counselling. I struggled to find people who could provide me with the type of support I needed. After dealing with my traumas, I became a counsellor so I could be the support for others that I wished I had had.
I experienced mental, emotional, physical, and sexual abuse growing up. As I started to face my past, my anger and hurt emerged. I needed to validate what had happened and take my power back. This was the start of my healing journey. I finally discovered how trauma-related experiences have affected me and my relationships. I was able to face the pain that, for so long, I tried to deny, which resulted in years of depression and anxiety.
When it came time to get help, I hoped to find and work with someone who understood my experiences and my pain from their own experiences. I could not find that, so I want my clients to know I am here for them with deep understanding and empathetic support. I want to lend my light to others during their healing and transformation journey until they can see their light again.
I create a safe space for my clients to share their most deep inner thoughts, emotions and experiences. Most of my clients are surprised at how connected and safe they feel with me within our first couple of sessions.
I am open to being challenged and supporting different perspectives. I invite my clients to correct me if I am off base. My clients feel they are validated and not being judged in any way. Clients that choose to work with me are experts in their own life. I am just in the passenger seat, supporting their emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual journey.