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 My Education and Training


I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (#2496) and Registered Canadian Art Therapist (#308-R-22) in Victoria, BC. I bring over 20 years of counselling experience to my work with clients.


I have a masters degree in counselling psychology (2004) from the University of Victoria and a post-master's diploma in art therapy (2018) from The Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. I began my training in Somatic Transformation practice in 2011 and I have focused the past several years of my career studying how interpersonal neurobiology informs counselling and art therapy practice. I am particularly passionate about the benefits of somatic therapy and creative expression in healing from trauma.


My Work Experience

I currently operate a part-time private counselling and art therapy practice in Victoria, BC. I am also a part-time faculty member with the Counselling Department at Camosun College (2016-present). I teach Trauma Informed Art Therapy practice with the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute.  I have taught counselling theory and skills as a sessional instructor at the University of Victoria and was the Counsellor for Indigenous  Students at UVic Counselling Services from 2011-2015.

In addition to my work as a therapist, I maintain my own art practice that incorporates painting, drawing, photography and various other media.

My Self Location

I have been a grateful visitor on Coast Salish Territories for my whole life. I grew up on Musqueam territory and I moved to Lkwungen and WSÁNEĆ territories in 2000. I am deeply appreciative to live in these beautiful territories with my partner and child.


I have Euro-settler ancestry and have been married into the St'at'imc Nation for over a decade and a half.  It is very important to me to continue to strengthen my work as an ally with Indigenous Peoples of all Nations and to actively engage in a personal process of reconciliation. 

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