My practice has been shaped by my many professional roles. In me, you will find a social worker, a counsellor, a therapist, a mental health practitioner, a health professional, and quite simply a person who cares deeply about people who find themselves in need of help.
I apply my background in working with mental illness to understand your personal mental health overall, based on symptoms you might tell me about, for instance. As a counsellor, I use myself as a tool when trying to build a relationship with you that is genuine and healing. As a social worker in private practice, I can deeply and uniquely understand the familial, political, societal, and historical context which may have shaped your life and who you are. I also take a holistic approach to assessment and counselling - also called a "bio-psycho-socio-spiritual" model. Finally, as a health care professional, I will practice competently by keeping your story confidential and by consistently reflecting on my sessions with you in order to enhance our work together. My focus is always on you, your story, and your own wisdom... and meeting you there.
I am a registered member of the BC College of Social Workers, and belong to the BC Association of Social Workers and Canadian Association of Social Workers.