Associate, M. A. Counselling Psychology
I have always been inspired by the stories of resiliency by people around the world.
Community and human connection has always been important to me. At the age of 17, I had the immense privilege of attending a unique international school in the magical forest of Vancouver Island where I encountered people from different countries, cultures, stories, and beliefs. I learned that everyone has a valuable story worth hearing.
I have a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from the University of Ottawa, and currently in the process of obtaining CCC deisgnation. I am trained as a bilingual therapist and can provide counselling in both French and English. My therapy integrates narrative, humanist, feminist, and psychosomatic approaches to help clients thrive in the story of their life. My therapeutic approach is deeply influenced by two books, Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl and Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Estés. I also draw from Dialectial Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Complicated Grief Therapy (CGT), and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I have experience working in addictions at a men's homeless shelter, harm-reduction initiatives, and most recently as a Child & Youth Mental Health Clinician with the Government of BC. I am particularly passionate about helping young people (age 13+) and women through a variety of issues, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, complex trauma, grief, identity issues, and the self (esteem, image, empowerment).
In my spare time, you can find me reading, travelling abroad, keeping in touch with friends, and teaching scuba diving. My availability is afternoons and evenings, and sessions with me are exclusively virtual via secure Zoom.