Are you looking for a Clinical Supervisor?
"In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it."
How Can I Support You as a New Counsellor?
Although I understand the concept of supervision, the term itself has never resonated with me. I like to offer MENTORSHIP instead. It is an honour and privilege to be able to offer such mentorship to new and fellow counsellors as I understand the struggles, concerns and questions that come with developing ones counsellor identity and skills! I am an RCC and an art therapist currently holding a provisional BCACC-Registered Clinical Supervisor designation. I have extensive experience working cross-culturally in settings where it has been paramount to engage in advocacy and cultural sensitivity/safety and address the colonial, capitalist and patriarchal systems and structures that impact wellbeing. I have extensive experience working with emerging adults (age 17-23), post-secondary students and newcomers to Canada.
My practice is integrative and draws from a variety of lenses and modalities such as art therapy, attachment, narrative therapy, focusing-oriented therapy, relational therapy, CBT, DBT, polyvagal, solution-focused, existential and strengths-based. I have 7 years of experience supporting individuals with lived experience of what the biological Western mental health model would label as bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder (BPD), ADHD, autism spectrum, complex and developmental trauma, PTSD, anxiety and depression.
My supervision practice is highly relational with a focus on your strengths and needs for professional development. I truly believe that vulnerability, courage, curiousity, a non-judgemental attitude, accountability, humility and communication in the mentor-mentee relationship are key for valuable learning and growth. I support creativity and critical thinking and am available for mentorship for those who work in community agencies, colleges and universities, with international students and neurodiverse clients, and who are incorporating art therapy group work into their roles.
I look forward to hearing from you if you have mentorship/supervision needs.
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.