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. It is my goal to support each client with the opportunity to explore their areas of concern in a safe, inclusive environment. I am skilled in supporting others heal chronic stress, anxiety/depression, trauma and issues related to addiction, disordered eating, attachment, belonging, 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 draws from a variety of mind-body therapies, some of which include; somatic experiencing, focusing oriented therapy, emotionally focused therapy or tapping, 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 in a process of emotional, psychological, physiological and sould-based healing has evolved through my experience professionally and my own healing journey spanning decades. If you feel stuck and are considering counselling, I welcome you to contact me to arrange a 20 minute consultation (at no charge) and/or an appointment. I welcome both new and returning clients. I look forward to hearing from you.
*Due to the restrictions associated with Co-vid 19; all counselling sessions are offered on a secure video platform.
*If eligible, your counselling fees may be covered by First Nation's Health Authority, which has three counselling programs including; the Mental Wellness and Counselling Program, the Indian Residential School Resolution Health Program and the Missing and Murdered Women and Girls Health Support Services Program.
*For more information please visit: www.fnha.ca/benefits/mental-wellness.ca; or call 1-855-550-5454 to speak with someone at FNHA directly. You are also welcome to call me directly and 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