Therapist InfoAbout Me:
Many of the problems we experience in life can be traced back to parts of ourself that are wounded or not properly integrated. I help you to reflect and make sense of your experience, and to work through areas of your life that bring discomfort. In moving through these discomforts/stuck areas in a new way, you release these wounds, become free from their grasp & move into more aligned, embodied & authentic living. We cannot fully integrate (become whole in our life) unless we heal and integrate all parts (this includes shadow work, healing parental and childhood wounds, ego work, sacred sexuality, reprogramming belief systems, etc.).
I use a variety of therapeutic approaches that take into account the whole person (body, mind, spirit), as well as energy medicine, embodiment, visualization, journaling and breathwork. I also help individuals through the preparation and integration phases with psychedelic medicines, spiritual growth / crisis / emergence, and healing the inner feminine/masculine dualities.
Our biggest moments of crisis, when worked with appropriately, are in fact our greatest sources of personal growth and transformation. I often challenge the medical model paradigm, & instead help clients recognize and tap into the innate healing potential / wisdom that each person possesses within.
Regarding my professional background, I am a Registered Psychotherapist with CRPO, working in private practice with adults desiring to do the deep work, heal their pasts, and live their most fulfilling, authentic and aligned lives. I’ve been in the mental health field for about 15 years, doing trauma-focused counselling/therapy for the last 9 years.
I currently reside on Vancouver Island in BC, however I provide services remotely worldwide.
I completed ATMA's Psychedelic Assisted Therapist certificate program, amongst other trainings over the years including but not limited to psychedelic integration and harm reduction, sandtray therapy, expressive arts therapy, emotionally-focused therapy, somatic experiencing, psychodynamic therapy, transpersonal psychology, cognitive-behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, mindfulness, reiki (levels 1 & 2), embodiment, ecstatic dance, drum facilitation, attachment and yoga philosophy, Tantra and Daoist philosophy, breathwork, and nondual therapy. In addition, I am an eager learner of various holistic health practices including holistic nutrition, herbal medicine, and bodywork.Description of Services:
I provide individual psychotherapy as well as therapeutic embodiment groups and women’s groups. I support individuals who are working to heal from trauma (childhood trauma, sexual assault, narcissistic parents, emotionally unavailable parents, ancestral and generational trauma, etc.), and who are learning to align with their authentic self and life purpose. I help clients in balancing their inner feminine and inner masculine, build self-esteem, empowerment, healthy connection to body, mind and emotions, finding their voice, increasing intuition, doing shadow work and ego work, releasing maladaptive conditioning, patterns and beliefs and any of that ‘stuckness’ that is getting in the way of you shining your radiance in the world!
I also can support individuals with single session (or brief 1-3 sessions) integration support for those who are looking for a bit of extra support with integration after doing their own journeys, but who may not be interested in more extensive therapy work, or who may already have a therapist and are connecting with me primarily for psychedelic education and integration. These stand-alone sessions can be valuable however, can sometimes be limited in that we are missing much of your personal history, and have not built up trust and safety in the relationship.
I am a proud Wild Woman Circle Leader with the Wild Woman Project and I integrate this philosophy, the wild woman archetype, and its applications into both my therapy offerings and other deeply therapeutic offerings and women’s embodiment programming. Please email directly for more info on groups/programming currently open for registration. I look forward to sharing this sacred healing space together with you.Credentials & Certifications: BA(Hons), ExA, MACP, RP - Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO), ATMA Psychedelic Assisted Therapy CertificateLicenses: #005194
DetailsRemote Practitioner: YesPrice Range: $165+
Our ProcessOverview of Experience:
I work with each client's unique background, experience, strengths, goals and interests to collaborate on a plan that works best for each client. Preparation may include discussion around set, setting, dosage, expectations, intention setting, safety planning, etc. Integration again looks different depending on the client. Ultimately, my role is to hold space for you to process, make sense of, and make meaning of your experience. I may offer questions for exploration and exercises as they may fit your style of processing and integration.Intake Process:
I offer a complimentary 20-minute consultation with potential new clients so we can connect in the same energetic space and get a sense of each other and whether it feels like a good fit to work together. We'll cover a bit of background, get a better sense of your therapy goals and interests and I can share about how I would be able to support you if we decided to enter into a therapy relationship.