I am a registered clinical counsellor, meditation teacher and writer based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and provide counselling services internationally via Skype and FaceTime.
In 2003 I completed a Masters degree of Psychology from Antioch University Seattle with a special focus on Marriage and Family Therapy. Since then I have been trained in advanced experiential and trauma therapies such as EMDR, Emotion Focused therapy and Satir Transformational therapy. For several years I worked as an addictions counsellor where I had the opportunity to work with people struggling with depression, anxiety and trauma - ultimately, individuals with the deepest of wounds who taught me the most about vulnerability, courage and the resilience of the human spirit.
My highest joy is to see another discover who they really are ~ their intrinsic worth and wholeness. Even for a moment, to witness these moments of whole-being awakening means that they've made contact with the healing presence of love. This is priceless. This is why I do what I do. It is not simply a vocation. It is, opportunity after opportunity of experiencing and witnessing the deep intelligence of the heart found in the courageous presence between each and every one of us.
I am deeply grateful for the privilege of doing this work. I have utmost reverence for the vulnerable, courageous presence it takes for each and every human that meets with me.
Teachers that inspire me...
Matt Licata, PhD; Jeff Foster; Tara Brach, PhD, Mark Nepo, Dr. Richard Schwartz, Dr. Kristin Neff, Dr. Dan Siegal and Jon Kabat-Zinn--just to name a few.