I have been a registered clinical counsellor since 2008, residing and working on the stolen lands of Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. For the first ten years of my career I worked primarily with Callanish Society, a non-profit organization, where I supported individuals and families through trauma, cancer, end of life, and grief.
It was following the birth of my second child in 2018 that I felt called to shift my counselling focus to supporting individuals and couples transitioning to parenthood, and raising families.
In my counselling work I hope to reflect my core values of empathy, curiosity, and a strong commitment to collective healing and community building. As a white cisgender woman and therapist trained in Western Psychology, I recognize the biased and harmful ways that white supremacy, colonialism, and cis-hetero-patriarchy, have influenced my worldview and provided me with unfair privilege and advantage. I recognize the historical and ongoing harms these oppressive systems cause marginalized communities, particularly for BIPOC and LGBTQIA2S. I am committed to unlearning and dismantling these oppressive systems within myself, and in my counselling practice, and will do my part to make counselling a safer space for everyone, especially people who are made marginalized.
I am grateful to work with the interdisciplinary team at South Hill Family Centre. Together, we offer a safe and supportive space for individuals and families seeking ongoing medical and emotional support. I look forward to working with you and learning from one another.
Preparing emotionally for childbirth
Adjustment to changing identities of parenthood
Processing birth trauma
Coping with grief after the loss of a pregnancy or baby
Regulating and feeling through difficult emotions
Living with anxiety and depression
Processing past trauma (childhood, systemic, intergenerational)
Supporting couples (in parenting, major life transitions, strengthening communication)
*Evening appointments are available