I’m a daughter, a step daughter, a little sister, an older sister, a middle child, and also the youngest. I’m a woman, a mother, a wife, a friend, and an “ex” of many things. I wear all of these hats with love, joy and pride. I love travelling to far-off lands and experiencing different foods, sights and cultures, but I’m also quite frightened to fly. I love spending time with my family and feeling like I’m contributing to a better world. I’m a true introvert at heart, which has made my career choice a blessing. I get to spend every day in deep, meaningful, one-on-one conversations with amazing and interesting people. All of this fills my bucket and makes me successful at what I do.
My pathway to a career in counselling began at the Justice Institute of B.C. in 2011, where I took several courses offered through the Centre for Conflict Resolution. I was amazed by how the skills I acquired changed my life and how I communicate with others. I was also deeply moved by how open people were about trying to incorporate these skills into their own lives.
In 2015, I began my studies at Vancouver College of Counsellor Training, where I learned about different counselling theories and how to use them. In 2016, I stumbled upon an amazing organization, Battered Women’s Support Services (BWSS) in Vancouver, and I enrolled in their Violence Prevention and Intervention Program. The program challenged me to reassess some of my beliefs, and I continued to learn a great deal from the brilliant woman who work there, as well as the ones who access its services. I started volunteering on the BWSS Crisis Line and I continued to volunteer as a counsellor there until the end of 2019.
Aside from my volunteer work, I’ve continued my education by taking courses in Focusing Therapy and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) through the Vancouver Crisis Centre, and I also receive continued supervision with a group of incredibly talented counsellors. I continue to be amazed by the different therapies available, and how they have proven to be effective in making changes in my life, as I am a firm believer that I need to experience the therapies I offer in my practice before they are offered to clients.
After all this experience, I am extremely excited to open my own practice in Fort Langley, BC. I love the home feeling that Fort Langley offers, and I can’t imagine doing this anywhere else.
If you are interested in booking an appointment with me, or would like to have a brief conversation to see if we are a good match, please contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 778-888-1915.