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a few things about me and how I got here

One of my teachers said the practice of counselling is 'getting comfortable putting your feet up in hell', and that is one way to describe my approach. We will approach your stories, experiences, insights, social locations,  and internal landscapes together, and I'll support you through shifting into new ways of being with and living in the world. People report they feel supported by my accurate listening, non-judgemental approach, and being actively connected to our work together - if you're in need of a one hour blank slate/sounding board, we won't be a good fit.

My experiences as a survivor, a traveller, a parent, a neurodiverse queer person, and a writer all inform my interest and approach to life and counselling. We will draw on creative processes, bodily inquiry work, evidence based tools such as CBT, and teachings from Indigenous traditions which I use with explicit permission. My practice is relational, holistic, and body centred. I use humour, metaphor, transparency, intuition, and deep embodied connection to listen into your story and invite a deeper dive and maybe a gentle nudge into new insights and actionable changes.


I have a Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work (trauma informed practice specialization), and a Bachelors of Social Work degree, both from the University of Calgary. I am also a Registered Social Worker in good standing with the BC College of Social Workers (#14904) and the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (#844126). I hold Diplomas in Addictions Counselling and Indigenous Oriented Focusing Oriented Therapy and Complex Trauma, among other specialized trainings. I've worked in housing, public service, public health, family counselling, addictions recovery, youth mental health,  outdoor education, tourism, and a whole host of other jobs which require human connection.


I gratefully acknowledge that I live and work on the traditional territory of the Tla'amin Nation. Acknowledgement seems like the least I can do, and I strive to continually learn and practice ways of being in relationship with reconciliation practices. 

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