Originally from Ontario, I came to Vancouver in 2018 for my counselling education. Flash forward a few years and I am still loving exploring the beautiful BC landscapes and eating my fill of the best tacos I've ever had.
I received my undergraduate degree (BA) from Queen's University, where I studied psychology and art history. In my graduate program at Adler University (MCP-AT), I studied counselling psychology and art therapy.
I am a lifelong learner, guided by curiosity and open exploration. I ensure to keep up with continuing education to continue to grow as a practitioner. In my downtime, I enjoy snuggling my cat Nimbus, making art, enjoying nature, and reading.
When has one thing always worked for everybody?
I work from an eclectic, client-centred approach that integrates various evidence-based therapeutic styles and techniques, to uniquely tailor the therapeutic experience to each individual client's needs.
art and play therapy
solution focused therapy
compassion focused counselling
Certificate in Ecopsychology | Pacifica Graduate Institute 2019
Cows Can Be Purple Facilitator Certification | Adler University 2019
Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional | Institute of Certified Anxiety Treatment Professionals
Mindfulness-Based Somatic Therapy Practitioner | Holistic Healing Trauma
counselling + mental health
A Primer in Mindful Self-Compassion with Kristin Neff | Center for Mindful Self-Compassion 2021
Core Indigenous Cultural Safety Mental Health | San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety 2020
Solution Focused Training Workshop with Max Innes Levels 1, 2 & 3 | Moving Forward Family Services 2019-2020
The Clinical Application of Compassion | NICAMB 2019
children + parenting
Expressive Play Therapy for Healing Complex Trauma | Centre for Expressive Therapy 2020
Expressive Play Therapy: An Integrative Approach | Centre for Expressive Therapy 2020
Chi Kids Teacher Training Level 1 | Chi School 2019
Parenting After Separation | Justice Education Society 2019
in progress + upcoming
Somascapes: Somatic Experiencing® Informed Art Therapy Experiential with Merilee Minshew | SE™ Trauma Institute 2021
Mindfulness-Based Somatic Therapy Levels 1 & 2 | Holistic Healing Trauma 2020
Somatic Experiencing® Beginning I | SE™ Trauma Institute
Mastering Anxiety Treatment in the Age of Social Distancing | PESI