My passion for emotional healing and holistic well-being stems from my lived experiences. As a child and adolescent, I experienced adverse trauma and as a result, the impacts of this developmental trauma stayed with me well into my adult life. This ultimately led me on my “styling the inside” path to trauma healing. I attribute my healing progress to the special helpers in my life who helped me feel safe, seen, validated, and heard, and I now use my ‘Styling The Inside’ mindful & compassionate trauma-informed approach to guide others on their journey.
In addition, I come from a mixed ethnic background and was raised with individualistic and collectivist cultural values. I acknowledge my privilege and am committed to using it for good. I recognize the impacts colonization has had on society and am dedicated to decolonizing myself and my helping practices.
My educational background is in Early Childhood Development, Mindfulness, and Counselling Therapy. I have worked in various early learning settings and owned and operated a multi-age learning center. I am a Certified Early Childhood Educator, a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator with the International Mindfulness Teachers Association, and a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor Candidate with the Association of Cooperative Therapists of Canada. My therapeutic approach is trauma-informed, holistic, and client-centered. I work with individuals, parents, caregivers, and educators and tailor my approach to fit each person’s unique needs.
You can often find me spending time in nature, hiking, writing, reading, creating memories with my children, extended family & friends, and nurturing my relationship with myself, so I can, in turn, support others.
Thank you for stopping by. I’m looking forward to potentially supporting you in your healing journey.