I had a pretty idyllic childhood. I can close my eyes and still picture the block I grew up on, the friends and neighbours we had in our tight-knit, little community. I can still remember the sounds and smells of my grandparents’ farms in southern Alberta where I spent part of my summers. I can still taste and feel the difference in the air when we turned the car down the dirt road, surrounded by the forest, where I visited a cabin perched on cliff near Nelson, BC, every summer. But, as what happens in most peoples’ lives, things happened, my snug and safe world shifted and I found myself flailing in the new terrain of my life.
None of us are spared from these occurrences that shake us. Your foundation crumbles from beneath you, your reality completely shifts, and everything is altered. You wonder if anything will ever feel the same again. Nothing seems safe, nothing is solid, and you begin to question everything in your world. Fortunately, my life was grounded in love, support, and above all, connection with others who were able to help me.
This is where my passion and my purpose as a therapist was born, to help re-create safety and rebuild a foundation through the therapeutic relationship. Whether your life feels confusing, muddled, hectic, or even chaotic, I can support you, help you become grounded again, clarify challenges that are arising in your life and deal with the things that are impacting you and preventing you from living a full and satisfying life.