I am a registered clinical counsellor in Vancouver. In addition to my counselling practice, I write and teach about clinical practice and social justice. In all of my work, I am dedicated to facilitating creativity, joy, and strong relationships.
My education and experience have combined rigorous clinical training with interdisciplinary scholarship in critical theory and social justice. I earned my MA in Counseling Psychology from Northwestern University, completing a clinical internship at Northwestern's Family Institute. In my years as a practicing counsellor, I have completed postgraduate training in trauma-informed care, multi-systemic family therapy, parent support and education, solution-focused counseling, and relational studies. I enjoy teaching and supervision and have served as a clinical supervisor for Columbia University graduate students in Counseling Psychology. I completed my PhD in interdisciplinary American Studies at University at Buffalo, with specializations in queer studies, performance studies, and psychoanalytic theory. My doctoral dissertation examined the uses of psychology in police work, with specific attention to legacies of race and gender violence in contemporary practices such as pre-employment screening, bias training, and critical incident response. My undergraduate degree is from the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program at Cornell University. My scholarship informs my commitment to an anti-racist, all-gender-affirming, queer-positive, all-body-positive counselling practice that celebrates difference and creative resistance to oppressive environments.
I am registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors as an RCC (Registered Clinical Counsellor). I am also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), licensed through the state of New York.