I am accredited as a Canadian Certified Counsellor (C.C.C.) by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I hold a Master of Counselling degree, as well as a B.A., B.Ed., and an M.A. in Social Justice Education. I am currently a school counsellor in the School District 46, and have also worked on the Sunshine Coast as a women's counsellor with the Sunshine Coast Community Services Society. Prior to July 2018, I lived and worked in Haida Gwaii. I was a school counsellor with School District 50, as well as the local First Nations school, and I completed my practicum as an adult counsellor for the Skidegate Health Centre. I am passionate about social-emotional wellbeing, human rights, and education; these values underpin my life’s work. I am an avid volunteer and workshop facilitator, and I have worked with professionals at home and abroad on professional development and social justice projects. As a counsellor, I have worked with children, adolescents, and adults on a variety of presenting issues, including anxiety, depression, grief and loss, self-worth, trauma and abuse, motivation, and gender/sexual identity. I have extensive experience working with youth on trauma, self-esteem, and relationship concerns. During my practicum, I was fortunate to be supervised by an art therapist, which helped me to connect my deep interest in expressive arts with assisting others to make meaning in their lives. I am a life-long learner who believes in challenging myself to learn through experiences. This attitude enables me to best serve the needs of my clients, as well as to continue to grow and be fulfilled by all life has to offer. I have recently completed additional certification in Self-Regulation Therapy (SRT), and I plan to gain further training in Couples and Family Therapy in the near future. When not at work, I can most often be found spending time with my family. I especially enjoy photography, swimming, hiking, travelling, reading, and long walks on the beach.