A THERAPIST, A LEARNER, A LISTENER
I’m passionate about living well and finding contentment in the present moment.
I love wandering outdoors, especially under the canopy of large trees or along a sandy shore. I also love to travel and am grateful my work has no borders.
My personal guiding belief is in the interconnectedness of all things. We’re connected to each other and to all that surrounds us. We have impact through what we think, say, and do. We can live in ways that heal and inspire.
My education and career path began in the world of health sciences. I completed my first undergraduate degree in kinesiology with a co-major in psychophysiology. In this area, I’ve worked as a kinesiologist, trainer, health coach, health + fitness coordinator, writer, and presenter.
I also completed an undergraduate degree in education, with a focus on understanding and supporting individual learning styles. Combined with my graduate degree, this led to roles in school systems as a special education and hospital/home-bound teacher (K-12), counsellor, district mental health specialist, department head for students’ mental health, and (currently) a college instructor.
With my graduate degree in counselling psychology, I specialized in clinical practice and was (and am) particularly drawn to positive and humanistic approaches to therapy - trusting in each individual’s inherent wisdom, capacity for healing, and potential for growth and change. I’ve worked as a therapist for more than 20 years with a range of ages, concerns, and in a variety of settings.
I HAVE A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO WELLNESS
Registered Clinical Counsellor, BCACC
MA, Counselling Psychology
BEd, Special Education
Person Centered Therapy
Compassion Focused Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Motivational Enhancement Theory
Solution Focused Therapy
Collaborative Problem Solving
Psychotherapists / Counsellors
Health + Fitness Professionals
Virtual therapy and professional mentoring for adults throughout British Columbia.
PSYCHOTHERAPIST, KINESIOLOGIST, COACH + EDUCATOR