I grew up in beautiful Steveston Village in Richmond, British Columbia. I love to spend time in nature and I have always been drawn to the water and its calming effect. I identify as a cis woman of Métis heritage.
I engage with clients from a trauma informed and client centred approach. I work with individuals who are experiencing issues related to Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma/PTSD/C-PTSD, Childhood Abuse, Body Image, Self-Worth, Relationship Issues and Grief & Loss. I enjoy working with youth, young adults, adults, & couples and families that are struggling to communicate and understand each other.
In my practice I draw from such therapies as Adlerian, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Attachment Theory, Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and somatic approaches. I strive to create a safe space for my clients so that they can gain a deeper understanding of themselves and their relationships. Together we will gather insight. I will provide you with the support and tools to face challenges, work towards your goals and cultivate a sense of belonging and healing within.
I take a client centred approach while maintaining a trauma informed lens that allows for a safe therapeutic space. I tailor my approach to each of my unique clients. I often use Adlerian and Internal Family Systems to help clients understand themselves and their inner world. I also use EMDR and somatic tools to assist clients in reprocessing past experiences. This deeper understanding of our inner world creates a better relationship with ourselves, a feeling of peace and feeling at home in our mind and body.
During our time together I hope to create an empathetic and collaborative therapeutic relationship with you. We will work together to gather insight and understanding of your inner world. I will encourage and support you in implementing techniques to create changes that will carry on long after our time together has finished.
During sessions we gather insight into how the past is showing up in the present, connect with the inner parts of the self and help these parts heal. Through this deeper understanding and reprocessing clients begin to heal and feel more harmony within themselves.
What is the best way to get in contact?
Through the website contact form or send me an email at email@example.com. I will try to respond within 48 hours. If you would prefer to connect over the phone, please include your phone number in your initial email.
How much does counselling cost?
A 1 hour individual client session is $160.00 plus GST and a couples session is $190.00 plus GST. I do offer limited space for sliding scale, please inquire if finances are causing you a barrier towards receiving counselling and we can discuss some options.
How often should I have a session?
This is something that we can collaborate on together. Some clients prefer to come every week while others prefer once a month and this can also change throughout our time working together. We can work together to decide what is best for you.
Where is your office located?
My Office Address:
208-402 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC
Is counselling covered by insurance?
Within BC, insurance providers often offer some coverage for counselling with a Registered Clinical Counsellor. Please inquire directly with your service provider for details. I do not offer direct billing.
What days are you available?
I am available for in-person or virtual sessions from Sunday to Thursday.