I am in this line of work because I love connecting with people and their stories. I strive to bring compassion, insight, knowledge, and curiosity to my sessions. I have been told that my friendly, non-judgemental approach makes me easy to connect with.
I have worked as a counsellor and clinical director at a private, residential drug and alcohol centre, where I worked with hundreds of individuals working through addiction, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and trauma/PTSD. I am currently in the last leg of my Masters in Counselling Psychology.
I am also a certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT). I was a yoga teacher trained at Kripalu in 1998 until I realized that I love yoga but prefer one-on-one sessions where I can tailor the teachings of yoga to the individual.
And... I’m an artist, and particularly passionate about doing work related to narrative, lineage, and culture.
There are many ways to get better. You can pick the one that feels right to you.
Treatment works better if you like your practitioner. If I’m not the right fit for you, I can help you find someone who is.
You can reduce symptoms of past trauma by healing your nervous system. This can happen with breath, meditation, and/or movement; you don’t have to talk about it if you don’t want to or don’t feel ready.
There are practices you can learn to take charge of your wellness so you do not become dependent on appointments.
You are the expert in your wellness.
If you feel like you have tried everything to get better, there is still hope you can find something to reduce your suffering.
Your identity matters. Issues such as gender identity, race, ethnicity, class, ability, sexuality, religion, size, age, culture, geography, and life experiences may be playing into your wellness, suffering, and/or experiences seeking help. If you think it is, it can be addressed in your treatment.
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