What can our work together look like?
In the counseling 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 clients’ knowledge, I invite them to co-create safety and exercise their 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, BIPOC, and people in the LGBTQI2S+ communities. I work from an intersectional feminist, anti-oppressive, and decolonizing framework.
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 the 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 counseling 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.
Approaches in Therapy
| Intersectional Feminism | Trauma-Informed | EMDR | Somatic |
| Narrative | Client-Centered | Anti-Oppressive | Relational | Decolonizing |
|Harm-Reduction | Mindfulness | Art Therapy |
I live, work, make, and learn on the unceded territories of the Xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.