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As a Registered Social Worker, I have always had a strong interest in mental health and clinical practice. I have a long history of social and community engagement, which forms the foundation of my clinical practice. My involvement in social work has highlighted the gaps in mental health support and interventions for young people, parents, families and individuals.My clinical experience has allowed me to work with a wide range of clients, families, and communities from diverse cultures and backgrounds. I have spent the majority of my career working closely with individuals who are struggling with various intersecting points of oppression, such as mental health presentations, trauma, and addiction.

My Social Work experiences encompass a broad spectrum of opportunities. I have successfully worked in or with gender-affirming care, First Nations communities, pain management, public speaking engagements, high level athletics and academics, life coaching, inpatient psychiatric units for children and youth, short term assessment and response teams, school districts (public and private), mandated court programs for offenders, academic research, and supporting non-neurotypical individuals across the lifespan.  Such involvement in varied employment opportunities has exposed me to complex mental and physical health scenarios, allowing me to refine my advanced Social Work skills within community clinics, private practice, and acute care hospital settings. I have performed both individual and group therapy using evidence-based best practices and crisis intervention, management, and assessment. In addition to these experiences, obtaining my Master’s degree in Social Work has equipped me with a solid background in community engagement and health initiatives.

Furthermore, I possess expertise in working with mental health presentations, neurodiversity, and substance use challenges ranging from mild to severe. For example ADHD, giftedness, depression anxiety, psychosis, Bipolar Disorder, and behavioural presentations. I specialize in TransCare and interventions for youth and families.

Over the past decade, I have accumulated a diverse array of experiences that have enriched my role as a clinical therapist. These experiences are exemplified by my work in frontline positions within inner-city high schools, where I collaborated closely with youth and families from low-income communities. Additionally, I served as a Clinical Research Assistant on the world’s first direct cash transfer, which examined socially innovative approaches to address homelessness.

I also took the lead in establishing Clinical Social Work services at a Medical Pain Clinic in Vancouver, where I provided counselling, assessment, and interventions for individuals coping with severe chronic pain (under the supervision of Dr. Brenda Lau MD, FRCPC, FFPMANZCA, MM, CGIMS, CIPS). Furthermore, I held positions with the Canadian Mental Health Association, serving as a Coordinator, Motivational Speaker, and Head Facilitator for HeadStrong, a mental health program tailored for youth and young adults, which I re-designed and re-launched in the Delta School District. In my role as Head Facilitator, I conducted educational sessions and delivered speeches at various schools and events throughout the lower mainland.

My counselling approach is client-centered and creative, tailored to the unique needs of each individual with whom I get the privilege to walk along side of. I employ techniques and therapies that are personalized to the individual(s) I am working with, recognizing the importance of an ethical bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach in building relationships and achieving goals. I firmly believe that clients are the experts of their own lives, and I am committed to meeting them where they are with radical acceptance.

In my free time, I immerse myself in the joy and countless adventures offered by life on Vancouver Island. I also enjoy traveling with my family and contributing to the training of service dogs—you may even meet one of them during a session!


I graduated with distinction and earned a place on the Dean’s List in both my Bachelor’s and Master’s programs. I pursued a Bachelor of Social Work at the University of the Fraser Valley, completing additional courses to obtain the Child Welfare Specialization Certification. Subsequently, I attained an Advanced Master of Social Work Degree from the University of British Columbia. I also hold an associate’s degree in Criminology from Douglas College/ University of Wales, UK.

I undertook further training including violence prevention, certification in Narrative Therapy, developmental coaching, Emotional Focused Family Therapy, and crisis management and intervention. Moreover, I have completed courses aimed at supporting the queer community, such as Birth for Every Body Form (New Zealand) and Transcare BC Workshops. I have experience with public speaking with organizations such as CMHA and Midwifery Council of New Zealand.

As an active member of both the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) and the British Columbia College of Social Workers (BCCSW), I have also served as a past Board member of the Executives of the BC College of Social Workers. Furthermore, I also maintain membership in the Canadian Professional Association for Transgender Health. I have credentials with high level athletics such as athlete of the year and been inducted into the Delta Sport Hall of Fame.

Registered Clinical Designation (RCSW)

Registered Clinical Social Workers (RCSWs) require a MSW degree, demonstrated clinical course of study, 3,000 hours of post masters supervised clinical practice and the successful completion of a clinical exam, and must be registered with the BCCSW. I am currently awaiting a date to write my clinical exam. After obtaining my RCSW destination, as a registrant in the Clinical class, I would be able to assess, diagnose, and treat mental health presentations based on the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders).

At this time, the only professionals that have the ability to diagnose mental health presentations are Medical Doctors (MD), Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Nurse Practitioners and Registered Clinical Social Workers. Please note, Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCCs) do not have the ability to diagnose in British Columbia.

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