My approach is collaborative, compassionate and honest. I honor each person’s story and worldview and am committed to providing safe spaces for people of all communities and backgrounds.
To ensure you receive the care that is right for you, I draw on an array of evidence based counseling approaches, with a particular focus on person-centered, existential and mindfulness therapy.
I believe that we are each the experts of our own lives and that we have innate wisdom that can lead us to healing and change. However, life can be complex and painful and at times the challenges we face can feel overwhelming and prevent us from living the life we desire. Regardless of how these issues show up in our lives, it is our innate wisdom that propels us to seek support. As your counselor, I see myself as your ally in helping you get to where you want to be. I am committed to helping you connect with your own truth, find greater meaning in your life and deepen the connection you have with yourself and with others.
I am passionate about empowering and engaging young people and working together with their families or caregivers to establish strong bonds of connection. Additionally, I understand the unique set of challenges entailed in relocation, displacement, migration and major life transitions and appreciate the role that each person’s values, beliefs and backgrounds have on their approach to healing.
I have an MA in Counseling Psychology from the University of British Columbia with additional in-depth training in group facilitation, youth work, intercultural education and couple’s therapy. I have worked with children, adults and groups on issues of anxiety, stress, trauma, abuse, depression, loss, career planning and major life transitions. I have over 10 years of experience working with adolescents as a youth worker in high schools and community agencies, and over 8 years of experience working with immigrant and refugee communities.
I offer a free 30-minute consultation to discuss your needs and determine if I am the right counselor for you. My standard fee is $40 per hour, with a sliding scale fee option depending on your financial situation. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.
I look forward to hearing from you and hope we can work together!