What can our work together look like?
In the counselling room, I try to offer a direct, transparent, caring, and nonjudgmental environment. I support clients in processing their experiences and deepening their understanding of themselves and their relationships. I affirm clients' needs and desires and value reciprocity and collaboration. In honoring your knowledge, I will invite you to co-create safety and exercise your self-determination. I am specialized in working with people who have experienced trauma, including sexual violence, experiences of ongoing oppression, family separation, and grief and loss. I have experience working with youth, adults, people of colour, and people in the LGBTQI2S+ communities. My practice includes an integration of relational, somatic, narrative, mindfulness, harm-reduction, and art therapy approaches that are situated in feminist, anti-oppressive and social justice principles.
Through my work in community mental health and my own lived experiences, I have gained a deep understanding of the connection between the personal and the public. In order to truly get to root of an issue so that true healing and transformation can happen, we have to understand the context in which harm has occurred—familial, cultural, societal, etc. Through our counselling relationship, we can explore the multiplicity of your identity, recognize your strengths, and increase connection with yourself and your communities. We can look at the bigger picture while also turning our attention inward and recognizing the ways that our body remembers harm. Together, we can engage in a process of exploration, sensing, and meaning making.
I live, work, make, and learn on the unceded territories of the Xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.