Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Addictions - Including Substances
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Chronic Illness
- COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and Depression
- Divorce and/or Separation
- Eating Disorders
- First Nations Issues
- Grief and Loss - General
- LGBTQ Issues
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Trauma Counselling
- Body Centred Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Motivational Interviewing
- Narrative Therapy
- Process Work
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Somatic Experiencing
- Telephone Counselling
- Video Counselling
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 over 20 years of clinical experience working with youth, adults 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 and loss.
I hold a Masters of Social Work Degree from the University of British Columbia (since 2004) and I am a Registered Social Worker in the Province of British Columbia (no. 9588) since 2009. My undergraduate studies include a Bachelor of Social Work Degree from the University of Victoria (1999) and a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies 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, narrative therapy, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy. I offer clients a variety of tools to promote healing, experience increased connection and vitality. My passion to support others heal is genuine and fueled my both my professional experience and my own healing journey spanning decades. If the time feels right for you to reach out, I look forward to hearing from you to arrange an appointment or a complimentary 20 minute phone consultation. I welcome both new and returning clients.
*If eligible, your counselling fees may be covered by First Nation's Health Authority; through either the Mental Wellness and Counselling, Indian Residential School Resolution or the Missing and Murdered Women and Girls Health Support Services Program. For more information please contact FNHA directly or I am happy to submit a request for funding on your behalf.
- San'yas: Indigenous Cultural Safety Training Certificate-Provincial Health Services Authority Indigenous Health Program (2019)
Client fee individuals:$120
Client fee couples/families:$140