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about me


I feel passionately about healing and counselling work and provide a warm and welcoming space for my clients. I believe each of us possesses unique strengths that can be uncovered in order to create impactful change from within. As you begin to discover parts of yourself through the counselling experience there is the opportunity release habits and patterns that no longer serve you. I offer you a safe space to unburden, heal and come home to yourself.

I am a registered clinical counsellor (RCC), hold a BA in Psychology and an MA in Counselling Psychology and have worked in the non-profit sector since my early twenties. I've acted as an advocate for human rights, taught mindfulness, trauma-sensitive yoga, and counselled families experiencing effects of domestic violence. Recently, my counselling practice has expanded to include individual and spiritually focused sessions and am honoured to work alongside several Nuu Chah Nulth communities on Vancouver Island. I welcome clients of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, cultural backgrounds and faiths.

In my leisure time I enjoy being with my friends, my family, my dog, biking, practicing yoga, dancing and laughing. I try to take good care of myself on my own healing journey so I am able to show up fully with my clients as they navigate theirs. I grew up within the Comox Valley and acknowledge I am a guest living on the territories of the K'omoks, Hupacasath and Tseshaht First Nations.