“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
- Mary Oliver
Over the last thirty years, I have had the privilege of witnessing the healing journeys of many people who have been re-discovering their inner strength and resilience. In addition to my private counselling practice, I have worked as a Counsellor for the Victoria Women’s Transition House, the Victoria Family Violence Project and the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre. I also developed a counselling service designed for women who use violence in their intimate relationships.
My private counselling practice focuses on helping people heal from the effects of relational trauma and PTSD. I specialize in helping people whose trauma occurred because of historical and recent sexualized violence, intimate relationship abuse (including same sex abuse and women’s use of violence) as well as helping people heal from family of origin issues and dynamics.
I also support people who are struggling with and/or exploring sexual issues, sexuality and sexual orientation, gender diversity and expressions, self- esteem, and boundaries within relationships. Over the past four years, I have increased my knowledge about the experiences of trans-identified, gender diverse and gender creative adults and children and parents of transgender and gender creative children.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy services for
• Community Trainings & Education
I offer specific support through
• EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)
• Somatic Attachment Psychotherapy
• Hormone Readiness Assessments for the transgender and gender creative community.
I bring compassion, authenticity and optimism to my work.
I am a member in good standing with the B.C. Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), EMDR Canada, EMDRIA (International Association) and CPATH (Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health). I am registered with the BC Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) to provide clinical counselling to victims of crimes. I am also registered with the FNHA (First Nations Health Authority) to provide assessment and counselling services for Indigenous people.
I am part of/and an advocate for the LGBTQ2 community. I am a proud Mom of two young girls who teach me daily about the strength of vulnerability, the perils of persistence, and the joy of living in the moment.