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I hold a Master of Counselling in Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University and am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #18310) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).

I am an associate counsellor with New Tides Counselling and Wellness.


I have experience working with adults, children, caregivers, and families across a variety of contexts.

My areas of practice include:

  • Attachment

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Identity exploration

  • Medical complexity

  • Neurodivergence, including ADHD and ASD in young people and adults

  • Partner relationship quality

  • Trauma narratives, including childhood trauma

Therapy Modalities & Approaches

  • Person-centred therapy

  • Expressive-arts informed therapy

  • Trauma-informed therapy, including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

  • Narrative therapy

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)

  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP)

  • Polyvagal-informed therapy, including Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) facilitation

I endeavour to facilitate meaningful conversations and art and play experiences with individuals, siblings, caregivers, families, groups and peer-support networks.

My approach centres around

  • Improving relationship quality and interpersonal communication

  • Navigating identities, goals and dreams

  • Bringing awareness to somatic experiences

  • Identifying and exploring challenging thoughts and emotions

  • Using creative activities to facilitate connection and communication

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