I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association for Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) and have a Bachelors degree in Psychology and a Masters of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology.
Approach and Style of Counselling: I understand how nerve-wracking counselling can be, regardless of whether it is your first time or you're a seasoned expert. That's why I value and prioritize solidifying a therapeutic relationship and creating a space that you feel heard, valued, and safe.
I offer a holistic and integrative approach, tailored to each person, using resources and techniques from a variety of perspectives including Emotion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. I understand that not everyone is the same and so approaches will always be guided and tailored to your individual needs.
Ultimately, I aim to guide you towards a better understanding of your experiences and emotions, develop tools to manage your symptoms, and ground you in a foundation of self-compassion.
My experience over the years have included working with youth, adults, and couples navigating a variety of different challenges. I also have experience creating curriculum and running groups on anxiety. Additionally, my clinical research experience includes researching and understanding the needs of immigrant populations when seeking marriage counselling.
A foundational philosophy of my practice is an active commitment to social and racial justice on an individual, community, institutional and social scale. With an anti-oppressive framework, I strive for providing modern mental health services that reflect the values of a culturally sensitive well-being.
Areas of Speciality: anxiety, relationships, depression, self-esteem & body image, acculturation stresses, bi-cultural identities, life transitions, personal growth, and adolescent challenges.
Gottman Level 1 Training – The Gottman Institute
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for Healing Trauma in Couples -
Kathryn Rheem, EdD, LMFT; Jennifer Olden, MFT
The Flash Technique, a recently developed evidenced-based therapeutic intervention for reducing the disturbance associated with traumatic or other distressing memories.
I acknowledging that the land on which we work, play, live and gather is the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
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