For me, the path to post-traumatic growth has been one of embodiment. I’ve explored, practiced and taught movement, meditation, Somatic Experiencing, sacred sexuality and Taoist sexual healing techniques. It’s been a cyclical journey from surviving to thriving, continually bringing me home to the wisdom of the body, the medicine of the earth and the magic of the ancestors.
I have a Masters degree in Counselling, a Certificate in Feminist Narrative Therapy and I aim to be justice-oriented and anti-oppressive in my practice. That means that I’m personally committed to unlearning toxic systems of oppression and ways of being, and I hold space in session for you to do the same. There's a ton of sex-negativity, patriarchal scripts, and limiting gender norms lurking around in the sexual shadow of the dominant culture and it can be helpful to spend some time looking at what stories we’re holding and inquiring as to where they came from and who they’re serving.
My approach to healing is somatic, attachment-based and I have a holistic orientation towards sexuality which means that I believe that the erotic touches every aspect of life. By taking a look at the bigger view picture of your life, what’s happening in your relationships with yourself, your body, the earth, and the people you care about, we can get a sense of where you're stuck as well as what gifts you have that we can amplify to help transcend the stuckness.
While my practice is fully online, I live and work on unceded Coast Salish Territories (also known as Vancouver).
Education, Training and Qualifications
Bachelors of Social Work
Masters in Counselling
Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BCACC #16715
Certificate in Feminist Narrative Therapy
Somatic Experiencing Professional Training (3 Years)
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Professional Training
VITA (Vital and Integrated Tantric Approach) Coaching Certification
ReBloom Trauma Resolution Training (Currently Enrolled)
Thousands of Hours of Meditation Practice and Yogic Study