I believe that at the root of every human challenge there is a core need-a heart need-that is not being met. Our basic desire is for belonging, but societal pressures, expectations, or negative thoughts can hinder our ability to be our authentic selves with others. I like to help individuals feel heard and understood so that they grow their awareness and identify what will help. I can support you to take steps toward goals, and manage the difficult moments that challenge the facility of a meaningful life and healthy relationships.
I am finishing my master’s degree in counselling psychology and I hold a BFA in Theatre from Metropolitan University in Toronto (formerly Ryerson) and a Bachelor of Education from UBC. Originally from the east coast, I have been a teacher in B.C. for the past 17 years. I enjoy helping children, adults, and families who are neurodiverse by supporting them to manage school, societal pressures, lifestyle demands, and anxiety. This includes those with learning differences, ADHD, or who are autistic. I am available for parent coaching and support navigating systems, such as developing IEPs.
In session with me you can expect a conversational, warm atmosphere for you to uncover your needs and move forward with awareness and a stronger sense of self. I look forward to working with anyone finding their way through life transitions and challenges, such as career changes, new relationships, marriage or separation/divorce, co-parenting, post-partum, loss of a loved one, and aging, and I am passionate about helping women grow their self-identity and self-compassion.
I am a mom of two teenagers, and I have personal experience and parenting experience with ADHD. In my spare time I like to run trails in the mountains with my partner and my dog-a half husky who has a lot of energy! I look forward to meeting you.