I place special attention to creating a safe space to encourage a deep resonance within your body and have the release come through. With my help and guidance you can trust that you will be held in a respectful, non-judgmental and compassionate space for healing to occur. Through interactive counselling sessions and workshops, using vocalization as well as somatic expression, breath work, and psycho-education, I guide my clients to transform unresolved trauma into a greater trust in themselves and the possibility of freedom through self-expression. Through my own personal experiences and having worked with clients for the past 14 years, I’ve witnessed the unfortunate impacts of trauma. My greatest desire is to give people the opportunity to recover from the effect of trauma and to thrive with more joy and passion in their lives.
My belief in the resolve of the human spirit sits at the core of the services I offer. This approach has helped people develop their own capacity to continue onward in their lives with a renewed sense of who they are, confidence in overcoming life’s challenges, and connection to what they want.
Experiencing such adversities as childhood abuse, homelessness, and living with a disability put an incredible strain on my personal well-being. Traditional therapy approaches provided some relief; however, I believed there must be a greater sense of healing, peace, and love that could be achieved. While talk therapy encouraged me to speak about my life, it failed to acknowledge the physical consequences of the trauma I was living with. This ignited my inner desire to seek out creative methods to support my healing and to transform my life, most notably those that allow my body to express itself. Through the mediums of music, dance, art, breath work and vocalization, I have found a way to heal my past traumas and to transition from living in debilitating fear to living out loud, authentic and free.
In addition to vocalization and singing, the modalities I use range from common Western counselling methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Attachment-Based Therapy, Inner-Child Work, Self-Compassion Therapy and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) to traditional Eastern methods including Tai Chi, Pal Dan Gum, meditation and Reiki. My approach encourages a deep resonance with our inner being and ultimately a greater trust in ourselves and our own truths.
I understand that each person is at a different place in their healing journey. I aim to align with you where you’re most needing guidance and support and move at your pace while championing your inner strength and resilience. I welcome the presence of each person, seek to guide the release of traumas that are restricting your self-expression, and encourage moving into a space of greater self-actualization.
“We can only be what we give ourselves the power to be.”
~ Ancient Indigenous Proverb