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Clinical Counsellor, Music Therapist, Play Therapist, Virtual Counsellor

Many of us feel stuck in our daily lives, not knowing exactly how to get the progress that we want. Depression, anxiety, and trauma can hold us back from where we deserve to be and can negatively affect our well-being and relationships. No two people are the same and it is my goal to help you recognize your own unique strengths, integrating a case-specific approach to create your unique therapy plan. I am here to offer mental health support in a non-judgemental, friendly, and compassionate space.

I am currently a student member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and have completed my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology through UBCO. As I complete my practicum for my Masters in Counselling Psychology I will be guided by an accredited supervisor.

One form of therapy that I offer is one that is music-integrated, using a brief singing lesson at the beginning of the session. This can be helpful with those who are seeking to modulate their autonomic nervous system, reduce anxiety, depression, and stress, while building skills that will encourage mindfulness, self-confidence, and competency.

Some Specific Types of Therapy I Offer:
-Music-integrated Therapy
-Child and Youth Counselling
-Play Therapy
-Couples Therapy
-Seniors Counselling
-Virtual as well as In-Person
Some of the areas I can support you with include:
-Trauma
-Anxiety
-Depression                                                         
-Building self-confidence, self-esteem, and sense of self
-Parenting
-Relationships
-Time management
-Stress management
-Goal setting
-Mindfulness-based techniques
-Health and wellness
-Personal development
-Life Transitions
-Burnout

Associate Counsellor, Clinical Counsellor

We are all human beings, and we all have strengths and weaknesses. There are times in life when each one of us will encounter challenges or difficult situations. In those times, it takes courage to reach out and ask for help, but we are all in this together, and there is help here at Crossroads.

I am a passionate professional who continues to strive to improve my skillset while bringing passion to working with both youth and adults in hopes of providing them further opportunities to thrive and grow as they overcome the challenges of life.  My culturally informed style of counselling is a blend of humanistic and client-centered theoretical approaches in which I apply a variety of different techniques based on the needs of each individual client. Being of service to another human being and finding a way to help is a privilege I am grateful for whenever it is presented to me. My goal is to do just that, to help my clients find a way to work through the challenges of life in a way that best suits who they are in a safe, non-judgmental and collaborative approach. You already have everything you need to be happy and overcome the obstacles life has put in your way. My job is to help you discover and develop those strengths.

I have been blessed with a vast range of experiences in my professional career as a teacher, program director, athlete, coach, father of 3 adult children, and a small business owner. As a result of these opportunities and experiences, I feel I have a balanced perspective and a wide range of skills, interests, and abilities that make me very adaptable to any new challenge set before me. I also feel that this well-rounded skill set, coupled with having overcome challenges in my own life, will serve me well as I continue to seek new opportunities to connect with and help people as a counsellor.

Clinical Counsellor, Play Therapist, Virtual Counsellor

It’s my goal to help people heal and grow through periods of transition in their lives. Many of us experience loss, grief or unhappiness as we transition from one role to another in our daily lives.

It’s my honour to help counsel you during these difficult transitions and help you heal from any of these experiences:

  • Dreams you don’t achieve
  • Changes in career
  • Diagnosis of a child with special needs
  • A loved one entering long term care
  • Divorce from a spouse
  • Beginning of a new marriage

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) through BCACC. I am also licensed through CCPA and hold a CCC license. I completed my Masters of Counselling Psychology at Trinity Western University and began working in my own private practice in 2016.  Before going back to school to pursue my masters, I worked as a senior executive in sales and marketing.  I believe that my unique education has allowed me to help people grow and develop and create change for themselves.

About 10 years ago, I became involved in helping a family with special needs children and it was through that journey that I came to the work I am most passionate about; helping parents of special needs families. Using play therapy, I am able to access children for ADHD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder, Autism and other types of learning disabilities.

The following list below are my areas of specialization:

  • Child play therapy
  • Self-esteem and confidence coaching
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Career exploration with youth
  • Dealing with separation and divorce from the child and parents perspective
  • Healing parents and children with strategies to deal with ADHD and ADD
  • Assessments for Autism, ADHD, Oppositional Defiance Disorder

PARENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS ADVOCACY AND MEDIATION:

  • Access to assessments and diagnosis
  • Psycho-educational, Autism, ADHD testing
  • Referral to local psychologists for assessments and testing
  • Referral to local behavioural consultants and creating a behavioural intervention team
  • Mediation with school districts and IEP planning
  • Access to 3rd party funding and Ministry of Children and Family case workers
  • Completing government and agency paperwork to obtain funding, therapy, and resources
  • Family planning at transitional ages: birth, school age, and adult

Associate Counsellor, Play Therapist

It’s my goal and passion in life to help people heal, grow, and navigate through periods of transitions in their lives.

Whether you’re dealing with pain from the loss of a loved one. Or a recent job loss or career change. The family dynamics that change and can be a surprise. The feelings that can come from being lonely or afraid. The crippling anxiety that can come from something new and strange happening in your life. The times that you’re too depressed to get out of bed and start your day.

My passion is to help people maneuver through all the obstacles with compassion and empathy in an open and calm setting.

There are many different challenges that can come up in life, and it is my goal to help you through it by working together in a collaborative approach that gives you the skills and confidence to navigate life and all it has to offer.

I am a Registered Professional Counsellor- Candidate (RPC-C) through the Canadian Professional Counsellor’s Association (CPCA). I am also registered through the CPCA and hold an RPC-C designation. I completed my Diploma of Applied Psychology and Counselling Specializing in Counselling at Kelowna College of Professional Counselling in July of 2020. While completing my schooling, I volunteered at KCR as a counsellor and outreach worker. Helping all types of people in whatever situation they were in. I believe that with my education and volunteer experience it has allowed me to hone my personal skills to help others and gave me the tools I need to help people get the necessary confidence to create change for themselves.

The following list below are my areas of specialization:

    • Personal development
    •  Assertiveness / Boundaries
    • Depression, anxiety & panic disorders
    •  Suicidal Ideation
    • Suicide Crisis Intervention
    • Past or recent trauma
    • Mental and or Physical abuse
    • Low self-worth/ Confidence / Self esteem
    • Relationship and couples counselling
    • Drug and Alcohol Addictions
    • Gender dysphoria, LGBTQ transitions & other issues
    • Communication building
    • Grief/ Loss counselling
    • Career planning

I specialize in aligning realistic, attainable and actionable paths forward for families that proactively reduce conflict and re-establish consistency as well as calm for kiddos. Most often, I work with co-parents individually, both parents within a co-parenting partnership and/or all parties involved in a co-parenting dynamic.

I’m a certified comprehensive family mediator (which also makes me a certified family relations mediator), pre-mediation coach, New Ways for Families coach and co-parenting coach.

Those who work with me often mention that I’m soft-spoken, and get things done. 

Holding safe spaces for my clients to be themselves is integral to my work. I will seek to understand as well as accommodate each person’s unique needs so that they can come to the table at their most comfortable. I practice from a trauma-informed perspective. I’m culturally humble and actively seek continuous formal and humanistic education with regards to diversity and inclusion. I’m an ally across many spectrums.

My role is to guide folks, and facilitate conversations that help to figure out the unfigureoutable. 

I began my career at assault services, and throughout the past two decades, I’ve been fortunate to have led a wide variety of local, regional, domestic and international teams towards the elevation of support and equity for those navigating challenging circumstances inclusive but not limited to: mental illness, family violence, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, substance use/misuse, homelessness, poverty, crisis and trauma.

At the heart of the matter, I’m focused on your kiddos, and removing obstacles from your path.

I’ve experienced the best and the worst of co-parenting challenges, family dynamic professionals, family law professionals and the family law system as a child and as an adult. Personal and professional lived experience fuels me to help folks bring the opportunity for peace into the sunlight.

I’m an unapologetic nerd who trains with prolific professionals and renowned educational institutions. 

I’ve been educated by the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, University of Toronto, Harvard University, University of Alberta, The Justice Institute of British Columbia, The Crisis and Trauma Institute, The Institute of Child Psychology, University of Michigan, Government of British Columbia, and the High Conflict Institute (directly by Bill Eddy LCSW, Esq.) amongst a plethora of others.

I qualify as a mediator under s.4 of the FLA (Family Law Act) in BC. I’m a member of the Family Mediation Canada, Hear the Child Society, The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada, The High Conflict Institute, and The Family Dispute Resolution Institute of Ontario amongst others.

Reach out! I’d love to hear from you. Let’s find real solutions that really work for you and your family.

Associate Counsellor

I hold a gentle, inclusive, and non-judgemental space for you to release and process through your tough time. I support individuals who find themselves stuck and seek to uncover how they can move through, and ultimately out of, their current pain. I believe in a strength and compassion focussed therapy. I believe we are who we are as a sum of our journey, but we don’t have to be ruled by that. We lose our way, we lose our power, we lose our Self on this journey of Life. We can learn to control our narrative and find our way to our home Self. However s/he presents. Our mindset can help us overcome, and persevere, and ultimately enable the freedom to thrive. It is in our internal landscape that we can find our path out from even the darkest of times. As an integrative counsellor, I’ll collaborate with you to explore what’s affecting your current life and discover what would be helpful for you to move beyond difficult, and often painful, experiences using a variety of therapeutic techniques. We are all so unique, and so too will your healing journey be unique to you! Starting the path to healing can be daunting which is why I strive to create a warm and safe place for you to lay down your burden without fear of judgement. When you’re ready, I’ll walk beside you as you begin the journey of healing, exploring, and (re)discovering your Self to a stronger, calmer, empowered You. I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT #3317), and a Registered Professional Counsellor with the Canadian Professional Counsellor’s Association (CPCA # 4417). And most recently I am thrilled to share that I am now a Gold Certified HypnoBirthing Childbirth Educator – enabling, educating and empowering parents to have a stress-free, fear-free birthing experience. Whether its your first baby, or your fifth, HypnoBirthing is about bringing back the birthing experience to your desires & design and our philosophy and technique teaches you how to do just that no matter where, or how, you choose to birth. My education and professional background is rich and varied as I have pivoted with life’s challenges; a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts (drama) from the University of Calgary, a global career in finance, and lastly the Applied Psychology and Professional Counselling diploma from Kelowna College of Professional Counsellors bringing me full circle into the exploration and support of humanity. The following list below are my areas of specialization:
    • Life transitions
    • Grief counselling
    • Assertiveness, boundaries and personal development
    • Depression, anxiety and panic disorders
    • Anger management and emotional regulation
    • Motherhood, identity and women’s issues

Intern Counsellor, Play Therapist

Everyone experiences challenging times in their lives. Taking the first steps towards healing can be difficult, but I would be honoured to support you along your wellness journey. I offer support to all ages, including children, youth, adults and elderly individuals. I also proudly offer neuro-affirming and 2sLGBTQIA+ affirming care. I am passionate about social justice and advocacy.

I prioritize providing a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their thoughts and emotions. My counselling approach is rooted in empathy, understanding, and a commitment to empowering individuals on their journey toward personal growth and well-being.

I have completed my Bachelor of Arts degree with a psychology major; with additional coursework focused on sociology and anthropology. These courses provided me with a deepened respect for the systems’ perspective that I have integrated into my counselling approach. I am currently working toward my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University.  

My areas of specialty include:

  • Anxiety 
  • Self-esteem
  • Neurodiversity 
  • ADHD
  • Autism
  • 2sLGBTQIA+ clients

Intern Counsellor

During times of stress and uncertainty, reaching out for help can feel difficult, but vulnerability is the catalyst to growth and sometimes we need a helping hand during life’s inevitable challenges. As someone who has navigated many life complexities and experienced the benefits of professional mental health care, I know how powerful this work can be. Creating a safe space for judgement-free exploration to work through your past and present struggles is very important to me as well as working collaboratively to reach your goals.

While teaching high school for twenty years, I developed my passion for empowering youth in discovering their unique abilities, individual worth, and potential. My experiences as a teacher and mother of two have provided me with many skills and insights that I feel will complement my abilities as a counsellor.

There is no “one size fits all” in therapy, so I use a holistic, culturally sensitive, multi-lens approach that includes a variety of techniques and strategies to help understand and work through your specific concerns. With over 400 hours of yoga teacher training, I also bring an understanding of the mind-body connection along with the power of movement, breath, and meditation to my counselling practice.

Overall, my goal as a counsellor is to help others pave a path towards their best life.

For individual or couples, I can provide support with:

  • Self-esteem, confidence, and personal development
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Career exploration with youth
  • Parenting
  • Life transitions
  • Burnout
  • Helping parents and children with strategies to deal with ADHD and ADD
  • Assertiveness / Boundaries
  • Trauma and Post-traumatic stress
  • Communication building
  • Health and wellness coaching
  • Grief and loss
  • Career planning
  • Access to assessments and diagnosis
  • Referral to local psychologists for assessments and testing
  • Referral to local behavioural consultants and creating a behavioural intervention team
  • Mediation with school districts and IEP planning

Types of therapies and techniques I offer include:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Mindfulness and breathing techniques

Intern Counsellor, Play Therapist

I am an Intern in Clinical Counselling. I completed a Master’s degree in Psychology from Harvard Extension School, Harvard University in Cambridge MA, placing on the Dean’s list. I am currently completing a diploma program in Clinical Counselling from Kelowna School of Professional Counselling. I love the human mind, psychology and am very passionate about being a clinical counsellor.

I have spent most my previous working career supporting individuals and families in their struggle with mostly physical health. I worked as a Primary Care Paramedic for 12 years and a Respiratory Therapist for 10 years. This experience allows me to be very understanding, compassionate and supportive while helping you navigate and work through issues and obstacles to achieve your goals and maintain a good quality of life. I strongly believe that body and mind are equally vital. I strive to provide a safe, comfortable, inclusive; and compassionate space for everyone I work with.

SERVICES I provide include:

Individual and couples counselling

Grief and issues surrounding chronic health problems

Trauma and Post-traumatic stress

Personal development

Life transitions

Depression and anxiety

Co-parenting counselling and blended families

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