I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor servicing Surrey, Langley, and the Fraser Valley, B.C. As an Expressive Arts and Somatic Therapist, I specialize in working with trauma/PTSD, anxiety, depression, stress management, burnout, grief, self-esteem, and life transitions. Although I focus on serving women who have experienced past or present trauma, I work with a wide range of ages, including children and teens. Expressive Arts isn’t just for children!
I help you connect to your body’s intelligence and wisdom through arts-based, body-oriented, somatosensory approaches to healing trauma and stress. My goal is to help you develop your self-awareness through insightful inquiry and self-expression, tuning into your intuition to discover more of who you authentically are… and in the process, feeling more present, grounded and centered.
You don’t need to be good at art to benefit from the addition of the heartfelt connection and imagination in counselling. Art is optional – but can be a great starting point for those who have tried talk therapy that didn`t resolve complaints. We don’t always have the words to express what is going on inside – so combining art with talk therapy can be a bridge to where we can begin to heal.
Integrating creativity with counselling can help you rise above your challenges and shine in the face of adversity. Having a safe space to be heard and accepted is transformative– and when you are heard, you can begin to heal. This process allows us to befriend our bodies, heal the nervous system, overcome life’s obstacles and thrive.
You are in the right place if you are:
- Feeling overwhelmed with life’s many demands
- Needing help with boundaries or have poor work-life balance
- Have experienced trauma, past or present, and this prevents you from living fully
- Feeling disconnected from your inspiration, passion or your body
- Discontent due to limiting beliefs or repressed emotions that holds you back
- Feeling unmotivated and unable to achieve your goals
I am honoured to walk with you on your healing journey towards greater joy, purpose, inner peace and happiness.