Confidentiality – Connection – Compassion -Resilience
I believe in each person’s capacity for growth and change. Whether you wish to explore your personal identity, work through relationship challenges, find self- acceptance, strengthen places of belonging, harness the power of anxiety, cope and grow through grief and loss, heal from trauma or change ineffective behaviours, our work together will be collaborative, respectful and centred on what you wish to work on.
I bring a wealth of compassion to my work while applying my theoretical knowledge in diverse ways. I am particularly interested in looking at the roots of what causes us emotional and/or physical pain from a perspective that includes our whole self: mind, body and soul.
I have worked with a variety of people including:
- seniors and their loved ones coping with issues of aging (eg, dementia)
- young people exploring challenges such as identity, anxiety, depression, trauma
- adults struggling with disability and/or role changes etc.
Throughout this work alongside my clients I have seen the resilience of the human spirit.
I have a strong ethical anti-racist anti-oppression stance with respect for the uniqueness of others. I understand the importance of offering safe accepting space for clients with diverse intersectional contexts and situatedness. I am very honoured to work with my clients and value the trust they put in me. I hold a strong social justice value and strive to be an ally for marginalized people through listening and using my voice to assist with systemic change. I believe it is my responsibility to educate myself as a white woman on my biases and the impacts of systemic cultural and racial oppression while leaning into and being open to the experience of the individual.
I am committed to ongoing research, learning and applying new skills such as training in parenting skills , managing anxiety, working with somatization, dream work and understanding the impacts of spirituality. I am passionate about the use of technology in ways that enhance our well being. I speak on this regularly. I also work with clients to help them reach their goals for a healthy balance of technology use in their lives. I am an avid reader and enjoy the arts as a reflection of our human experience.
Please feel free to contact me for more information. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to prospective clients.
If you are in crisis and need immediate support please contact either 9-1-1 or the Crisis Line 604-872-3311. Check out my Resource page for other useful numbers, you are NOT alone.