meet the tEam
meet the tEam
Who you'll be working with
MA, RCC & PHD (CAND)
I’m passionate about helping neurodivergent people learn to treat themselves with more love, compassion, respect and to better recognize the gifts that they walk with.
As a Coast Salish Indigenous advocate and community member, I am knowledgeable about the generational challenges faced by people from both Indigenous and Western cultures. I have specialized training in trauma recovery and anti-oppressive counselling practices as well as short-term and somatic therapy.
I specialize in supporting adolescents, adults, couples, and families with various mental health and relational issues. I support people who would like someone to walk alongside them as they navigate issues like: ADD/ADHD, Autism, Depression, Anxiety and Panic, Trauma, Existential Issues, Suicidal Thoughts and Self-Harm, Addiction, Interpersonal Difficulties and more. My approach includes a variety of evidence-based methods like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Strengths-Focused Therapy.
The therapeutic alliance is key to your healing process, and seeking out assistance is one of the most difficult tasks for a human being to do. I thank you for the opportunity to walk this journey with you.
HÍSW̱ḴE (Thank you)
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
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'm a Mental Health Service Provider for the First Nations Health Authority, and a TheraPsil Associate. I love working as a therapist for fellow “Tiggers” (ADHDers) and have been in private practice for eight years.