Counselling & Art Therapy
for Your Wellness Needs

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Art Therapist supporting and empowering older teens and young adults to uncover their strengths, values, passions and self-compassion - all of which contribute to living authentically and courageously.  I have extensive experience with a wide range of mental health concerns (especially anxiety), life transitions, family issues, peer and romantic relationship struggles, grief and loss, emotional dysregulation, trauma and more. 

 

Many of my clients are neurodivergent, from the LGBTQIA2S+ community, and many are newcomers from all over the world or 2nd generation Canadians.  I understand that we are all cultural beings and that cultural identity influences health and wellness.  I also view issues through a systemic lens and take inequity, prejudice, racism and discrimination into consideration in order to understand the context that impacts one's wellbeing.  

 

My therapeutic approach with you will be founded on a strong collaborative alliance that will allow you to feel safe and cared for.  I will strive to listen non-judgmentally, explore creative solutions, challenge you, ask the right questions, and offer a fresh alternative perspective. We will decide together the most suitable path for your healing, wellness, and transformation.

If you are open to trying something different to talk therapy that works on a very unconscious and physiological level to bring insight, healing and change, I offer arts/expressive-based and sensory/somatic-based therapies.  I also incorporate an understanding of neuroscience into my practice which informs us how the brain and nervous system work.  

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“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment”.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet & philosopher

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I wish to acknowledge that I live, play and conduct my work on the stolen ancestral lands of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and Shíshálh First Nations.

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I welcome newcomers, international students, indigenous folx and people of colour, folx who identify as neurodivergent, and folx from the LGBTQIA2S+ community.

 

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