Therapy is built on trusting relationships
Your therapist shouldn't be a total mystery to you.
I aim to bring honesty, trust, and transparency to sessions.
While I had always been an outspoken advocate for destigmatizing mental illness, I took an indirect route to counselling. I finished degrees in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice from UBC (2016), and a MA in Postcolonial Theory from the University of London, UK (2017). I worked in performing arts, journalism, and communications for the first ten years of my career. Meanwhile, I was following my own mental health journey.
I began in the helping professions in 2014 as a birth, pregnancy loss, and postpartum doula. Awestruck by families' courage and intimacy, I knew I wanted to keep adding to my support "toolbelt". After learning from dozens of workshops, trainings, retreats, courses, (and, of course, my own ever-patient counsellors - you know who you are!), I pursued a MA in Counselling Psychology.
It's been an honor to spend the last few years supporting families, teens, adults, couples, and groups through a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, PTSD, disordered eating, ADHD, OCD, and transitioning to live in alignment with clients' true gender. I now also combine my love of writing and performing by creating free content you can find on my blog.
On a personal note, I am a proudly nonbinary person who identifies as trans, gay, and neuro-"spicy". I have two adorable (and spirited) rescue dogs, Bruno and Miss Honey. I grew up in a small agricultural town and still love growing food and caring for green things.
I am fluent in poly and kink, and take an affirmative and strongly de-stigmatizing approach to those of us who do sex work or use substances.
I believe that our lives and our access to wellbeing are ultimately political.
Have a question? Want to work together? I love meeting new people - book a free consult and I would be delighted to get to know you a bit. Even if I'm not what you're looking for, I will try to point you in the right direction!
In solidarity, healing, justice, and hope,