When you live, love or find family outside the box of society’s expectations, finding a therapist can be complex.

You want someone who understands your subculture, someone you don’t have to educate, someone who won’t judge your fabulous diversity, even when it doesn’t feel so fabulous all the time. You want to be able to talk about your struggles without having to defend the nature of your intimate relationships. You want a therapist who’s attuned to the unique strengths and challenges that come with being who you are in a world that often doesn’t understand.

You need competent support from someone who gets it.

Most of my life has been spent in the margins of sexuality, gender and relationship. Living authentically has brought me a lot of satisfaction and integrity, but it certainly didn’t come with an instruction manual. It takes a lot of effort to figure out what works for you and what doesn’t – especially when that seems like a moving target. Things like trauma, stigma, and mental health concerns can make everything more complicated, painful and confusing.

It’s okay to ask for help.

I know that people dwell in overlapping systems that exist far beyond my office, so I believe that understanding your history and context is an important part of understanding your problems, patterns, strengths and resources. As a social worker, clinical counsellor and creative arts therapist, I have a broad range of training that makes it easy for me to adapt to your unique strengths and difficulties. I’m comfortable with complex mental health concerns and can support you in getting what you need from social service and medical systems. When I can’t help with something, I’m good at finding someone who can.

Choosing a therapist can feel like a big leap, but I work hard to make my office a safe place to land.

I offer a risk-free initial consultation to all new clients: you only pay if we decide to work together. If it’s a good fit, we’ll journey forth together for a while, and if not, I’ll try to connect you with someone more suited to your needs.

Take the first step now, and start getting the support you deserve.

Learn More About Who I Am

I work exclusively with LGBTQ and other gender and sexual minority clients. My areas of special interest are: couples and poly constellations; folks who are non-monogamous or kinky; and cases involving complex intersections of trauma, mental health and identity.  I also provide clinical supervision and consultation to other professionals in these areas.

I strive to become ever more aware of my own privilege and bias in order to work as respectfully as possible within an anti-oppressive and trauma-informed therapeutic context. I am an approved provider for the FNHA and I’m committed to ongoing training and personal work that promotes cultural safety for Indigenous LGBTQ and Two Spirit clients.

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