I can help you with:
- Children and Youth
- Addictive Behaviour
- Emotion Regulation
Every relationship begins with an exchange of information, so to get us started here’s a little about me.
I grew up in the Lower Mainland and have lived here nearly my whole life. For most of my childhood, I struggled with anxiety and although I was very fortunate to have incredibly supportive parents it wasn’t until I began to see a counsellor that I started to understand and value the importance of my own mental health. Learning more about myself helped me recognize signs of distress in others and really provided the perspective to be compassionate, open, and able to listen.
My mom is a teacher, and for a while when I was younger I thought I also wanted to be a teacher. Although, as I got older I realized that while teachers help many children, their job doesn’t allow them to work deeply with students who need extra support for mental health and behavioural issues. Counselling allows for deeper more individualized work and I found that this fit with how I wanted to help people.
When I was looking into counselling programs, I fell in love with a combined degree of counselling and art therapy. In my experience, there have been times when words fail, however, art can create understanding in a way that words alone couldn’t have. Art therapy works with the creative process to facilitate healing on multiple levels. While I believe that every person is an artist in their own way, my favourite part about art therapy is that you don’t need any artistic skills to benefit from it. I also understand that art therapy may not be for everyone, and providing choices is crucial in forming relationships, so what happens in the therapeutic process is entirely up to you.
As a student in the field, I have worked in a variety of systems with very diverse populations. I have experience working with children, youth, young adults, parents, and seniors who have struggled with an array of mental health concerns.
Beyond counselling I am a watercolour and acrylic artist. When I am not busy painting, learning, or working, I love to travel. I have been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to study and travel abroad, however, some of my favourite places can be found right here in our beautiful province!
Thank you for reading this far. Hopefully, something caught your eye, or perhaps there was something that you were able to relate to. If this is the case, please reach out to arrange a meeting. I look forward to speaking with you!
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