a Bilingual Registered Clinical Counsellor in Vancouver, BC
Please note that I will be on leave starting mid-July and not currently taking on new clients.
I'm passionate about helping you lead a meaningful life by exploring, connecting and healing your experiences in counselling.
I'll work with you to build the emotional awareness and resilience to create change by being supportive, curious, authentic and compassionate.
A designation of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
Background & Approach
I have worked in the field of health and wellness for close to a decade supporting different populations with varying challenges. Most recently, I work with individuals living with chronic illnesses (or diseases) and their families, supporting them through consulting and counselling services in order to live their best lives today. In the past, I worked in private and public settings supporting families with children diagnosed with neuro-developmental disorders and behavioural challenges.
I have a passion for helping individuals lead a meaningful life through mindfulness, resiliency, and evidence-based practices (e.g., mindfulness, accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive processing therapy (CPT)).
I gratefully work and live on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
Education & Certifications
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology | Adler University, Vancouver
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Sociology | Queen's University, Kingston
Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC#15731) | British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors
Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC#12311) | Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) Immersion Course
Allied Team Training for Parkinson's™ Certification
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy
Expressive Play Therapy (Level1)
Emergency Worker Trauma Certification (Occupational Awareness Training for Therapists)
Areas of Support
I have a special interest in working with individuals living with chronic illnesses, and those experiencing:
Grief & loss
Personal growth/Emotional awareness