What I Bring
These are key traits that I want to highlight that are invaluable for our work together.
Who you see is who I am! I believe that it is impossible to be a good counsellor if I am not genuine. It does not allow you, the client, to be yourself.
ANTI-RACIST & ANTI-OPPRESSION LENS
This is on-going learning as a therapist but to help clients frame and work through their experiences using principles of intersectionality, power dynamics, and dismantling internalized oppression.
Without the sense of safety, it is difficult to engage in therapeutic work. I strive to emote and create a safe environment for all my clients.
Often we find it difficult to say what we are feeling or thinking for fear of being judged. I strive to hear what you are saying without imposing my own judgments. I am not interested in you living the life I think is right for you. I am interested in you living the life YOU want to live.
Counselling is deep work and hard work. It’s important at times to see the light side of things during the course of therapy. I often like to share a light-hearted moment or bring in humour in order to balance the rich process that is counselling.
AREAS OF SPECIALITY
Anxiety in Teens and Adults
Grief and Loss
Also interested in working with clients who are dealing with: multi-cultural tensions, spiritual direction and spirituality, and family-of- origin circumstances.