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South Surrey British Columbia Counselling and Psychotherapy EMDR

Registered Clinical Counsellor

Canadian Certified Counsellor 


EMDR Therapist

Clinical Director / Founder

In Person & Online

Adult Individual Counselling


I received my Bachelors degree in Psychology from the University of Ottawa and a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. I have also completed a 2-year Somatic Attachment Psychotherapy program.  I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in good standing with the BCACC. I am also accredited as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) in good standing with the CCPA. I have had the opportunity to work with a wide range of individuals supporting them on their path of healing and self-discovery.  Before stepping into my role as a therapist, I worked as an Early Childhood Educator. I saw firsthand how large a role attachment plays both in children and adults. I believe that this has had a large role in my interest in the impact that childhood experiences and attachment wounds have on us. I enjoy spending my spare time at home with close family and friends, exercising, listening to my favourite podcasts (Other People's Problems and Shrink Chicks!) or cozying up to watch a movie.


In working together, I prioritize our relationship and provide a space to feel safe, unconditionally accepted and heard. My approach draws from somatic attachment, attachment theory and eye-movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR). Intertwined throughout my use of all of these approaches is a body-centered, somatic approach. Sometimes, when we think about starting therapy, it's because we can no longer tolerate how we are feeling. This includes our mind and body (e.g, racing thoughts, pit in stomach). In my work, I want my clients to notice a difference in how both their mind and body is feeling. Our mind and body work together, so they both need to be prioritized in therapy for lasting change. Our past experiences impact us in ways we may not even realize. Our nervous system jumps in to protect us in ways that it has helped us survive in the past. This often prevents us from operating how we wish. Working to reconnect the body with the mind to our present, adult self can help resolve this disconnection. I believe that we all deserve to experience connection, empathy, attunement and safety. I believe that change occurs through relational healing. I believe that has been broken in relationship, must be healed through relationships, which is why I prioritize creating a safe space. By creating a safe place, we can work to undo feelings of aloneness, develop secure attachments, process traumatic experiences and explore intolerable feelings that together can then become tolerable.  ​My belief is that the difficulties we experience stem from a few different places. I see "symptoms" as adaptations that we use to survive in our environment. Not getting our needs met as children (as well as any other attachment wounds that occur throughout our life) often has a significant impact on us. I understand that we all carry self-limiting beliefs that impede our ability to thrive. Working to process these early experiences can help in feeling less stuck and have a deeper sense of peace, happiness, stability and vitality.


​I work with individuals who want to be supported through their journey of healing and self-discovery. We often feel as though we get in our own way. We know things could be better but aren't quite sure how to get there. I support individuals on their journey of self-improvement, working both somatically and relationally, helping them move through past experiences into more vitality and regulation.  Some of the areas I work with include: Self-limiting beliefs (e.g. perfectionism, self-doubt, imposter syndrome) Relational Trauma/Attachment Repair Life Transitions  Self Esteem Relationship/Interpersonal difficulties People pleasing Self-compassion Anxiety/Overwhelm Additionally, I provide counselling support at the Surrey Women's Centre.


My Personal Experience
In Therapy

Through my work in my own therapy, I was able to become aware of what was behind my difficulties and what was holding me back. The implementation of regulation, integration, reconnection and self-compassion have been imperative for me in my own healing.

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