I am especially passionate in my work about gender and sexuality, internalized weight stigma and fatphobia, trauma and attachment, dissociative disorders including dissociative identity disorder (multiple personality disorder), religious trauma, interpersonal violence, abuse, and mental health concerns of all kinds.
My identities and locations include white settler, middle class, cisgender, queer and lesbian, parent, and woman. I pass as able-bodied however I experience chronic pain. I am larger bodied but do benefit from many of the privileges afforded to thinner bodies.
I started work in the healthcare field since 2006 when I began my career in nursing. I work from a feminist philosophical foundation and view suffering as often resulting from systemic and structurally based discrimination and oppression. My training includes EMDR, Internal Family Systems, DBT, affirming counselling practice, cognitive behavioural therapy, body focused therapies, and attachment focused therapies. I also draw on additional approaches to offer a flexible and creative therapeutic experience. I offer compassion and collaboration to clients, to meet your goals and achieve healing. My belief is that we find healing in connection with others and in connection with different parts of ourselves.
Languages Spoken: English