The human journey includes painful experiences. There can be unbearable tension between the harsh limits of life and our deep longings for freedom, connection, and wellbeing. It was my own experiences of pain, confusion, disconnection, and feeling stuck that first led me to the world of the therapeutic process.
There I discovered a sense of deep and true inner connection. When the mind, body, and spirit are in harmony there is a sense of inner spaciousness that allows movement through life circumstances with a sense of ease and trust. There is in each of us a deep well of inner clarity and wisdom. Something in the process of expression and connection frees up inner blockages to access this clarity and the inner voice.
The therapeutic relationship can be a gateway to such experiences of connection and expression. Through a gentle inquiry I explore with my clients the connection to their own inner voice. This can lead to the discovery of narratives that have interfered with the heart’s authentic expression that wants to freely grow and blossom. It is my intention to create a space that is warm, respectful, and down-to-earth for this process to occur and for the client to experience an inner sense of being “at home” in the self no matter where they are.
I graduated with an MA in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario after a career in education that took me from summer camps, outdoor education, and a butterfly conservatory in Ontario to school classrooms in Ottawa, in South Korea, and working one-on-one with students in Vancouver. I am certified as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I also have training in somatic interventions for working with trauma, in Satir Skills family of origin issues, and have completed an Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) externship for working with couples. I welcome people of all life stages, sexual orientations, genders, cultural backgrounds, faith traditions, and spiritual or non-spiritual inclinations – come as you are! You will be wholly accepted, and I will meet you with understanding and appreciation.