- Relationship counselling
- Individual counselling
- Sliding Scale
- LGBQ+ Affirming
- Trans Affirming
- Remote services
I am a queer, cisgender, Jewish woman living and working on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional homelands of the Coast Salish peoples. I offer individual and relationship counselling that emphasizes compassion, personal agency, social interconnection, and tapping into the body’s knowledge. I designate a portion of my practice to sliding scale spots for folks experiencing financial barriers to care.
My social justice and trauma-informed approach to counselling is rooted in the understanding that oppressive power structures are a central source of mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual distress in our society. By situating your experiences within their broader context and holding space for the diverse aspects of your inner and relational world to be heard, we can work collaboratively to honour your true voice and move towards your vision for healing and transformation.
Specialties: queer and trans positive counselling; identity exploration and expression, bi/panphobia and monosexism, mixed-orientation relationships, non-monogamy, life transitions, boundary setting, emotional regulation, EMDR-trained
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Do you collect and use preferred names (rather than legal names) for all communications?
Are the forms used in your practice inclusive of various sexual orientations and gender identities (e.g., opportunities to fill in pronouns, etc.)?
Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for trans individuals accessing your services?
Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for Two-Spirit individuals accessing your services?
Do you offer Indigenous 2S/LGBTQ+ specific resources, for example Indigenous Elders or Knowledge Keepers?
I do not offer this directly through my practice, but can help folks identify relevant community connections and resources.
Are you and your colleagues comfortable asking relevant questions about gender identity and sexual orientation?
Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for LGBQ individuals accessing your services?
Do you and your colleagues ask clients about pronouns and use them appropriately?
Do you and your colleagues have experience working with people who identify as living with a disability or chronic illness? Please tell us more about your experience and any training you have received. (For example, do you have experience working with people with diverse physical or cognitive abilities, or those who are living with specific chronic illness(es)?)
—Yes, to some extent
I have experience working with folks who identify as living with a variety of disabilities, chronic pain, and chronic illness, but do not have specialized training in these areas.
Can you and your colleagues distinguish gender/identity dysphoria/distress from mental health conditions?
Does your practice have gender-neutral washrooms?
—Not applicable (please explain why this is not applicable)
Only offering video/telephone services.
Are there clear anti-discrimination policies that include gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation in your organization or practice?
Are all individuals involved in service provision actively engaged in decolonizing their practices and/or organization? If yes, please type below what actions you and/or your organization are taking.
My work is grounded in principles of anti-oppression, intersectionality, harm reduction, and health equity. I engage in ongoing learning that supports decolonizing my practice through invited conversation with folks who have endured the impacts of colonization, consultation with colleagues committed to decolonizing their practice, and engagement in relevant community offerings and professional trainings.
Are all individuals involved in service provision actively engaged in anti-racist practices, policies, and systems in their care model?
Acknowledging that we live in structures that continue to be deeply informed by colonialism, White supremacy, and other oppressive frameworks, I strive to offer holistic, culturally relevant care.
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Last updated: January 31, 2022
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