Registered Clinical Counsellor
As a counsellor, my hope for clients is that they come to a greater understanding of who they are, learn effective ways of coping with life's transitions and stresses, and learn to embrace life's joys and beauty. I believe that the client is the expert in his or her own life, and that my role as a counsellor is to be a sounding board or facilitator through the therapeutic process. I strive to develop a positive relationship with clients based on honesty, trust, empathy and authenticity. I believe in creating a sacred, secure space for clients so that they may feel comfortable and safe.
My clinical interests include pre- and postnatal depression and anxiety, relationship issues, life transitions, pregnancy loss, family issues, identity issues, and trauma. I also enjoy working children and adolescents and provide services to individuals, couples, and families. I hold two degrees from Trinity Western University: a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Visual Art and Psychology, and a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Counselling Psychology. I am also a Canadian Certified Counsellor through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
I live in Abbotsford, BC with my husband and daughter. When I'm not working, I enjoy reading, spending time with my family, board games, yoga, being in nature, and traveling to Vancouver Island as often as I can!