ABOUT MY APPROACH

"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination." - Carl Rogers

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What clients do I work with? I have experience working with adults from a range of cultural backgrounds. As a 2SLGBTQIA+ affirmative therapist, I work to help people who struggle internally with their identity, and are experiencing systemic marginalization because of their gender identity and sexuality.  I value diversity and aim to provide accessible support and resources for those who are often invisible in our mental health care system: 2SLGBTQIA+ people, polyamorous/nonmonogamous people, culturally-diverse people, sex-working people, and kink-identified people. I work from an anti-oppressive, culturally sensitive, and affirmative perspective. The kinds of concerns that I often work with are:

  • Sexuality and gender identity

  • Systemic oppression trauma

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma (both chronic and acute)

  • Domestic Violence/Abuse (victims and abusers)

  • Grief and Loss

  • Self-Esteem

  • Interpersonal Issues

  • Relationship counselling

Who am I? I have been interested in helping others for as long as I can remember. I am drawn to the stories and experiences of people, and I take great honour in being invited to be part of your journey, even for a short time. I am proud of my diverse background, both personally and professionally. As a member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community (she/her or they/them pronouns), I bring a unique perspective grounded in both research and lived experience. 

 

I am skilled in working with adults of all ages, and have extensive experience working with those who have experienced trauma, individuals with disabilities, as well as newcomers and Indigenous Canadians. I graduated with my Master of Counselling from the University of Lethbridge, Alberta, in 2015. 

My Approach to Therapy: My approach is eclectic; I use a variety of theories and tools to tailor my style to the needs of individual clients. Specifically, I am person-centered and somatically-focused. I believe that healing comes from being mindful of our body in the safety of an attuned, compassionate person. Each person has strengths and value that they can use to help them meet their goals and live a fulfilling life. Finally, I believe that each person is capable of finding the right path for them, and my role is to support and guide you through your journey, over hurdles, and toward your goals.