Areas of practice
- Abuse - Emotional, Physical, Sexual
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Family Violence
- First Nations Issues
- Grief and Loss - General
- Trauma Counselling
- Feminist Psychotherapy
- Integrative Psychotherapy
Kwey kwey- hello!
I am a Registered Indigenous Social Worker with focus in health and training in Feminist Psychotherapy modalities (talk therapy). To enhance my practice, I have also taken training in Complex Grief and Loss and Indigenous Suicide Prevention and Intervention.
Since 2005, I have been serving non-Indigenous and Indigenous individuals in a counselling and social service capacity around a variety of issues, such as trauma/inter-generational trauma, Indian Residential School/Day School, 60s Scoop, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, child abuse, attachment, parenting support, child and youth mentorship, grief and loss, self-harm, identity, depression, anxiety and situational stress. My counselling service provides an integration of therapeutic practices which encompass mainstream and cultural therapeutic approaches to support individuals in maintaining their well-being: physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. My approach offers a wholistic circle of care for each patient with a safe space to share, learn and grow.
In recognition of financial limitations to access counselling fee coverage, I offer subsidized counselling sessions. If you fall under this need, please inform me in your initial service request.
I am a registered counselling provider for the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP). Please identify if you are Indigenous in your inquiry, as FNHA has a pre-approval process. The CVAP counselling application process is detailed, emotionally challenging, accompanied with a lengthy approval process. However, I am happy to provide guidance and information throughout both application processes. Counselling sessions cannot commence until I receive a copy of the approval letter, which outlines the approved number of sessions.
FNHA mental health service eligibility information can be found here: https://www.fnha.ca/Documents/FNHA-FNHB-Guide-To-Mental-Health-Counselling-Services.pdf.
CVAP service and eligibility information can be found here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/justice/criminal-justice/bcs-criminal-justice-system/if-you-are-a-victim-of-a-crime/victim-of-crime/financial-assistance-benefits.
Most extended insurance companies both from work or universities offer some coverage for counselling. To find out if you are covered, contact your manager, insurance company or student services. If you need to cancel or re-schedule an appointment, please give me as much notice as you can. Minimum of 24 hours is required; in case of cancellation or change without sufficient notice, you get charged the regular session fees.
Client fee individuals:$150 per hour