Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Chronic Illness
- Divorce and/or Separation
- Eating Disorders
- First Nations Issues
- Grief and Loss - General
- LGBTQ Issues
- Parenting Issues
- Personal Growth
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Trauma Counselling
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Internal Family Systems
- Mindfulness approaches
- Narrative Therapy
- Online / Virtual / Telehealth Counselling
- Process Work
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Somatic Approaches
Counselling practice website:www.healingfromtheinsideout.ca
Counselling is a deeply personal experience. A therapy relationship is built on a foundation of trust and trust is built over time as we gain knowledge and experience of another person.
With 25 years of clinical experience working with adults, couples and families in a variety of settings, I have come to understand the power of therapeutic alliance - or the bond between therapist and client. I am highly focused on building relationships rooted in unconditional acceptance and compassion and strive to create an environment of safety and inclusivity so that each client can can explore their areas of concern and fully heal. I am skilled helping to heal from chronic stress, complex trauma, mood, food and substance use issues. I often work with issues of attachment, parenting/separation, grief and loss and more.
I hold a Masters of Social Work Degree from the University of British Columbia (2004) and I am a Registered Social Worker in the Province of British Columbia (since 2009). My undergraduate studies include a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from the University of Victoria (1999) and a Joint Bachelor of Arts in Native Studies and Anthropology from Trent University (1996). My experience working cross culturally is wide ranging and I am an approved mental health provider for the First Nation's Health Authority.
My counselling approach is trauma informed and I draw from a variety of mind-body therapies, some of which include; somatic experiencing, focusing, emotionally focused therapy, mindfulness as well as narrative therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. I offer clients a variety of tools to promote healing, connection, resilience and vitality. My passion to support others to heal is genuine and fueled my clinical experience and my personal healing journey from chronic stress spanning decades. I offer a complimentary hone consultation to ask questions and to allow us the opportunity to see if we are a fit prior to arranging an initial appointment. I welcome both new and returning clients.
*First Nations individuals in BC and their family members, even if non indigenous, may be eligible for counselling fees to be covered by First Nation's Health Authority.
For more information, please visit www.fnha.ca (Mental Health Benefit); I am also happy to apply for funding on your behalf.
- San'yas: Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Certificate-Provincial Health Services Authority Indigenous Health Program (2019)
- Integrative Focusing Oriented Therapy - 2 year program September 2021 - June 2023 (in progress)
Client fee individuals:$130