Areas of practice
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Dissociative Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Self Harming Practices
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Sexual Assault
- Suicide Ideation / Survivor
- Trauma Counselling
- Body Centred Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dance-Movement Therapy
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Family Systems
- Internal Family Systems
- Online / Virtual / Telehealth Counselling
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Somatic Approaches
I am a passionate therapist, teacher, and dancer. I bring these elements into the work I do, and the love I have to see people develop a deeper relationship to self and in turn others. I am not a “blank slate” therapist, and show up as real and accessible as we work together towards your goals. I prioritize the body and the emotions you hold and work to create a deeper connection between the mind and the body. I value respect of your individual experience, safety in how we develop a therapeutic relationship, and accessibility in the topics and theories we use together.
A typical session with me will be rooted in:
The relationship – the base of how I work is in the collaborative creation of a real relationship that suits and serves you.
Emotional expression - instead of focusing on thought patterns, I invite my clients to drop into their emotions and old patterns that may have worked once but now may have unwanted consequences.
The here and now – we don’t just talk about new ways of being but practice the expression of it right in the room. We work on noticing, understanding, and responding to old patterns to create new experiences.
I have a range of experience within different communities, identities, and sexualities. Some of the extensive experience I have is with eating disorders, anxiety and depression, childhood and attachment trauma, emotional regulation, lack of boundaries, perfectionism, self worth, sexual assault, personality disorders and dissociation. I also have some experience working with neuro divergent clients and am continuing education and supervision specifically within this area. If there is a specific topic or presentation that you are unsure of feel free to reach out via email for clarification.
I also have a sliding scale for those in need and am actively working on removing some of the barriers to accessing mental health resources.
I offer individual and group psychotherapy and supervision sessions both in person and online. I hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and have been practicing for 9 years. I have specialized training in eating disorders and have worked in community out patient clinics, metal health programs, and private practice with teens (14+), adults, and parents.
I am also a dancer, and currently teach contemporary in Vancouver. Alongside my life long dance training, I am continuing my training in Dance Movement Therapy (DMT) at Les Grands Ballets Canadiens in Montreal, with the guidance of world class teachers and clinicians. This method is the joining of my two loves - expressive art and psychology - but I promise I won’t make you dance in session unless requested!
My continuing education includes specific and extensive trainings in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Gottman Couples Therapy, Intersectional Feminism, and Somatic based and parts work interventions. I also engage in ongoing supervision with a strong commitment to continued work on my craft, myself, and my community.
Mimi, my Italian Greyhound, is often at the office with me. She is a small, quiet, quirky, and mostly non-shedding pup who loves people and cuddling. Please let me know if her presence is at all an issue for you.
- Some of my extensive experience is with eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, binge eating). My experience has been in outpatient programs and private practice.
- I am currently receiving ongoing training in Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) through the AEDP Institute.
Client fee individuals:165