ABOUT MY APPROACH

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

What clients do I work with? I have experience working with adults from a range of cultural backgrounds. As an LGBTQ+ affirmative ally and advocate, 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: LGBTQ+ people, polyamorous/nonmonogamous people, culturally-diverse people, sex-working people, kink-identified. 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

  • Gender transition

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Trauma

  • 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 both a member of the LGBTQ+ community (she/her pronouns), and an active adcovate and ally, 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 emotion-focused. I believe that each person has strengths and value that they can use to help them meet their goals and live a fulfilling life. I believe that our minds and bodies are intertwined, and that we live the most fulfilling lives when we are mindful and engaged with our physical needs. 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. In addition, I utilize hypnotherapy, which is a very powerful approach that allows us to connect with ourselves on a deeper level. 

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