possible. The right therapy will instill confidence, awaken insight, and
I canhelp you to
make powerful and lasting changes in your life. Having supported individuals, teens, couples, and families for over
twelve years I am able to provide excellent therapeutic care. The journey of
growth can be exciting as you uncover new possibilities. You simply require a
wise, experienced, and compassionate guide to help bring you to your own
strength and wisdom. Together we will discover, heal, and release blocks, so
that you can joyfully embrace life.
Creating a life that
reflects our values, potential, and dreams can be challenging. Painful life
experiences, limitations, and genetic factors, may cause us to lose connection
with ourselves and in our relationships. It can be difficult to ask for help,
but the very act of reaching out is a
vital first step to opening the door to change.
I embrace a holistic
approach that takes your experiences, beliefs, strengths and values into
account.As a Registered
Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist (RMFT), my training allows me to explore
deeply with you, offering insight around complex issues. I consider it an honor
to walk alongside my client's on their paths.
Being well versed in a
broad spectrum of creative and empowering therapeutic approaches allows me to
use a tailored approach to best support your specific personality, learning
style and particular concerns. Choosing
from: evidence-based therapies, body awareness exercises, guided visualization,
mindfulness, art therapy, movement, investigation of internal process, and
examination of personal history to understand how it affects the present, and
practice offers quality services in:
Therapy (Including work with children)
I am happy to offer a 30-minute
FREE consultation for you to ask
any questions and to see how I can help support you. I currently serve White
Rock, Surrey, South Surrey, Delta,
Ladner, Cloverdale, Langley, Fort Langley and surrounding areas in BC.
What to Expect
meeting to determine what you would like to work through and how you would like
things to be different in your life, and then moving towards your goals. There
is an opportunity for you to share your story. I will explore with you in a
safe, supportive environment. Information is collected about your current life,
your strengths, core values, personal resources, current patterns, and about
the family you grew up in to develop a therapeutic plan that best supports your
current needs. After this we begin addressing your concerns so that you can
begin to feel healthier, happier and more connected to loved ones.
hold the potential to help us develop deep lasting love and commitment that
aides us in our own healing. Their multifaceted nature can also create challenges,
resentment, and distance. As a skillfully trained couples therapist I can help
guide your relationship back to health. Helping support couples through
difficulties into places of expressing deep love, passion, and friendship, I
will work with you to uncover the strengths and resiliency of your relationship.
Teen and young adult Therapy
As teens are growing
up there are many things that can interfere with the process of becoming an
adult. In my counselling with teens and young adults it is often important to weave
in family sessions alongside individual sessions. Although it may often appear
to the contrary, teens still very much need parental involvement, connection,
and rules. Often young people come into therapy because someone in their life
has determined they need help. Though this may be valid, it often feels disempowering
for them, so to help empower them I explore what is important to them in their
lives, and how they would like things to be different.
Today there are many
different family compositions alongside the traditional family, each with its
unique set of challenges. Family counselling can involve the whole family, or
various parts of the family, depending on the family’s current needs and who is
able to attend. I work with families to find out what is important to them as a
whole, and individually. I ask questions and observe the dynamics between
family members to develop an understanding of how I can best support them.
During the first few counselling sessions I collect information about family
life, relationships, strengths, resources and current patterns. After this I share
my observations and we begin to address the presenting concerns.
engages the whole person. This natural approach to wellness explores mind, body
and spirit, focusing on the optimal development of personal resources. In a
safe, caring and relaxed environment feelings are honored and expressed.
Holistic therapy supports individuals, couples, and families as appropriate, respecting
their culture, values and strengths. Focus is given to self-awareness,
self-acceptance, healing and growth. Holistic counselling offers benefits to
everyone. This wellness focused approach helps to alleviate anxiety,
depression, and anger in their many forms, meeting the needs of a wide spectrum
of people, of different ages, ethnicities and sexual orientations.
Workshop Facilitation and Healing
workshops that invite creativity, laughter, fun, and commitment to personal
growth and healing is a passion of mine. As a dancer, meditator, artist, and
highly sensitive person I bring an imaginative and unique approach to my
workshops and healing ceremonies. I have run several parent and child groups,
and provided community education around mental health issues. With deep enthusiasm
for building community relationships and sharing in community I love to bring
people together to explore, create and heal.
I also offer ritual
design and healing circles. Healing circles are where a group of people gather
together to focus on physical, emotional, and/or spiritual issues as needed.
There may be one person who is focused upon, or each member of the group may be
asking for healing. Healing circles can be a one time event, offered in times
of crisis or when deep repair is needed, or they may be a monthly ritual to
allow the healing to deepen. These
have been deeply powerful for those who participate.