In 2004, I graduated with a Bachelors of Medical Rehabilitation in Occupational Therapy. I have worked as an Occupational Therapist in inpatient mental health and community mental health. Most recently, I worked as a Consultant Occupational Therapist proving assessments, case management and rehabilitation to the private sectors (e.g. insurance companies, including ICBC, medical/legal, private fee payers). With all clients, we worked together in a client-centered, open, accepting, curious way, to reach their goals.
As my love for working with people continued to grow, I felt a strong desire to expand my knowledge and I returned to graduate school. In 2015, I graduated with a Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of British Columbia. As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, I have worked at the BC Cancer Agency and at SAFER (Suicide Attempt Follow-up, Education, & Research). I have had the opportunity to work with individuals with a diverse range of issues such as adjusting to a new diagnosis (cancer), living with an illness, grief, loss, anxiety, changes in mood, emotional dysregulation, and changes in life roles. Additionally, I have explored with individuals their strengths, passions, and desires. It has been an honour and privilege for me to join clients in their life journey.