I humbly and respectfully acknowledge that I work on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Nlaka’pamux and Syilx Nations.
My post-secondary education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, as well as a Graduate Certificate in Child and Youth Mental Health from Thompson Rivers University. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of providing services to a variety of individuals, including adults with disabilities, and high-risk youth and families, in community settings within Merritt, as well as in my hometown of Kamloops, BC. In my three years at Nicola Family Therapy, I have discovered a passion for helping individuals and families heal from trauma and abuse and am humbled by the courage and resilience I witness in my clients every day.
Drawing from educational, professional, and life experience, I use a trauma-informed, strengths-based, compassionate approach to counselling which fosters hope and healing. I seek to support clients in better understanding the various circumstances and events that impact their lives, to connect with their strengths, and to learn new strategies for better living.
"My story matters because I matter. I am absolutely enough." - Brene Brown