Are you living in a cross-cultural context and feeling:
- Exhausted and completely overwhelmed
- Stressed and anxious
- Unsure of where to go in the future or which decision to make
- Lonely and stuck
Are you experiencing:
- Loss of self-esteem and confidence (you don’t recognise yourself anymore)
- Loss of identity
- Culture shock or reverse culture shock
- Challenging family dynamics due to relocation
I would love to partner with you
I am passionate about helping expats thrive in living abroad and I would love to partner with you as you navigate the ups and downs of life overseas. I have been an expat myself and understand the unique dynamics of life abroad.
What to Expect
I am an every-day, down-to-earth person and I avoid top-down relationships, admit to my own shortcomings, and meet my clients on a personal, human level.
We are built for connection; when we truly experience healthy connection and community, so much can change and be restored.
I am a life-long learner; I hold a strong curiosity about the world and believe in “further up and further in.”
I believe in the ‘village’ and I highly value collaboration with others whose work intersects with mine, whether other mental health professionals, artists, faith leaders, NGOs, and more.
I highly respect the autonomy of my clients and their process, and hold space for all individuals, regardless of religion, sexuality, gender, age, or ethnicity.
I am trustworthy and I do what I say that I will do.
Yes, I use only HIPAA compliant, secure technology for my sessions and the storage of my notes. Confidentiality is of top importance and I do everything in my power to make sure this is the case, especially through the internet. If you would like more information about which specific programs I use, I am happy to answer any questions!
Within Canada, I can see clients who are located in all provinces and territories, except for Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick (due to provincial regulations).
Technology offers a lot of flexibility and many of my clients live all over the world, especially in the Middle East. It really depends on the regulations for therapists in the country where you live. I am happy to do research on this as part of deciding whether we are a good fit.
That's no problem! I offer a free 20 minute consultation without any pressure to book a session afterwards. It is really important to me that both of us feel good about working together.
I have in the past and may again in the future, but at this point I currently see clients exclusively online.
Studies overwhelmingly suggest that it is! I encourage you to do your research, but just as a place to start, check out these articles:
I use an integrated approach to therapy, as I believe that this offers endless possibilities for exploration; however, I mostly draw from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy. See my blog for more information.
- Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Counselling from Briercrest Seminary (2017)
- Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies, minor in Psychology from Trinity Western University (2012)
- Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (#10000991), with the professional designation of Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)
- Middle East Psychological Association
- Motivational Interviewing (2017)
- Certificate in TeleMental Health and Digital Ethics - Zur Institute (2019)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Beginners (2019)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Trauma (2019)