meet the tEam
meet the tEam
Who you'll be working with
MA (CAND) & ACC
I am an ADHD Certified Coach and currently finishing my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University. I was diagnosed with the “inattentive” subtype of ADHD as an adult about a decade ago, and I learned how much ADHD affected my life in both positive and negative ways. I am incredibly excited to help other neurodivergent people in my community to gain an understanding of how our brains work differently and how to make that difference an asset.
My role as an ADHD coach is to help you to find ways to make your life work better for you. I like to take a relaxed, friendly, and collaborative approach to helping people set and achieve their goals while providing the tools and support to overcome the many obstacles that we face in a neurotypical world.
In my personal life I love spending time with family, cooking food from around the world, exploring the beautiful nature that Vancouver Island has to offer, and tossing the dice in my weekly D&D game.
BA & ACC
I have worked with families, children and adults diagnosed with ADD, ADHD and ASD for over 10 years now. Much of my experience has been with families with young children facing a new diagnosis and adults navigating relationships, school and work. I have a BA in Social Development Studies and have completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Autism and Behavioural Sciences. I am passionate about counselling, and am currently enrolled in a Masters of Clinical Counselling program.
I strongly believe in the importance of helping individuals to see their potential by working with tools and strategies to overcome obstacles and make day to day life a little bit easier. My goal is to support you in seeing yourself with compassion and acceptance. This world we live in is not always easy for the neurodiverse mind, but I believe that together, we can find ways to work with your unique and wonderful mind, not against it. My approach includes somatic body-work and mindfulness tools.
I spend much of my free time exploring the outdoors, backcountry camping, paddleboarding and enjoying and teaching yoga.
MA & RCC
I'm a Counsellor and Coach specializing in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD or ADD) and relationships. When I was diagnosed with ADHD in adulthood, I thought, "this would have been nice to know when I was younger!"
People with ADHD often feel alienated from the rest of the world because our issues can be uniquely challenging. Knowing how my brain worked differently helped me to learn how to function better in work, school, and in relationships.
During my 15 years of experience in the mental health field, I managed a Distress Centre where I trained volunteer and staff responders to support people in distress and crisis. I led the successful pilot launch for the Ontario Text and Crisis Service which responds to people in crisis through text and online support. It was a rewarding role that inspired me to continue my education to broaden my understanding of human psychology.
I have a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology and am a Registered Clinical Counsellor. I originally studied Gender and International Development, as well as a 600-hour human sexuality coaching certification and my AACC designation (ADHD & Asperger's/ASD Coaching Certification). I love working as a therapist for fellow “Tiggers” (ADHDers) and have been in private practice for eight years.