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My Approach

Central to any positive and effective counselling experience is feeling safe, accepted, and understood. As a therapist it is my desire to help cultivate a safe relationship where you can be seen, heard, known, accepted, and supported amidst whatever it is that is bringing you to counselling. We were not meant to face pain, loss, and struggle alone. I see my role as being a companion to walk alongside your journey of healing and growth. We are relational people, and as we have been shaped by our relational experiences thus far, we grow and heal through relationship as well. I believe transformative change occurs through a relationship that can offer a different experience than what has been experienced before. 


I have also come to see how many of our internal struggles stem from parts of ourselves that are carrying unhealed pain or are trying to protect us and are in conflict with each other.  Have you ever felt that internal wrestle? Part of you wants to connect and another part feels afraid? Part of you wants healing and another part wants to numb the pain? While the language of "parts" may or may not be new to you, I imagine you have likely experienced internal conflict to some extent.  My hope is that through experiencing compassion and acceptance for all parts of yourself in a therapeutic relationship, you can develop a compassionate relationship with the various parts of yourself as well. From this place, we can then support these parts of yourself to experience healing and integration.

My approach to therapy is attachment-based, holistic (integrating body, mind, emotions, and spirit), systemic, experiential, and trauma-informed.  While I tend to integrate a variety of therapeutic approaches to meet the diverse needs of clients, take a glance below to see the specific approaches I draw upon primarily.

Primary Therapeutic Approaches 

Common Areas I Work With

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  • Anxiety, Stress & Burnout

  • Depression

  • Perfectionism

  • Self-esteem/Self-worth

  • Grief & loss

  • Self-harm

  • Addiction

  • Emotional dysregulation & numbing

  • Trauma

  • Relationship issues

  • Spiritual abuse

  • Spiritual formation/growth

  • Disordered eating & body image

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  • Internal Family Systems, Level 1 - IFS Institute

  • Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy, Level 1 - Vancouver Couple & Family Institute

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples Externship - Vancouver Couple & Family Institute

  • Emotionally Focused Therapy for Eating Disorders - Natasha Files

  • Trauma Informed Stabilization Treatment Level 1 with Janina Fisher - Academy of Therapy Wisdom

  • Janina Fisher: Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma, Level 1 and 2 - Janina Fisher Webinar Series

  • Janina Fisher: Shame & Self Loathing in the Treatment of Trauma - Jack Hirose & Associates

  • Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy Level 1 - Satir Institute of the Pacific

  • Gordon Neufeld Intensive Level 1: Making Sense of Kids - Neufeld Institute

  • Child Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) - Columbia Play Therapy Association

  • Sexually Abused Children & Youth: Understanding the Developmental Impact & Facilitating Recovery - Gil Institute for Trauma & Education

  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) - Child & Youth Mental Health

  • Group Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety: A Transdiagnostic Approach - Peter Norton

  • When Love Hurts: Understanding Abuse in Relationships - MCC

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