I have practiced as a therapist since 2007. I began this career with the body as a Registered Massage Therapist in a beautiful hotel spa. I was fascinated by the transformative power of just one hour in a safe, compassionate space. Participating in the mental and emotional health of my clients was very rewarding, and this inspired me to volunteer for the Vancouver Crisis Centre and earn a Masters’ in Counselling Psychology.
As a sensitive person who feels emotions strongly, emotional understanding and wellbeing has always been a priority for me. Over time, my sensitivity grew from a burden into a gift that I am grateful for every day. My lived experience of meeting challenges means that I don’t consider myself an authority to my clients, but as an equal and an ally. The client is the master of the content, and the therapist is the master of the process. From healthy boundaries to goalsetting and self-compassion, I hold myself in the same regard as I would any client. If I don’t believe in it, if I haven’t tried it, or it hasn’t worked, I won’t ask you to do it. I value ongoing learning and the pursuit of research and knowledge, as there is always room to grow in the field of mental health.
When I’m not working, you can find me trying to get outside with friends and family, and often succeeding. I am a mother, a writer, a reader, a tea enthusiast, and I love to sing and play guitar.