Mental Health Clinician and Social Work
I am a registered British Columbia Clinical Counsellor #2969 specializing in Residential School Survivors trauma and First Nations issues. I am a basic level one trained Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). EMDR promotes healing from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and is clinically proven to assist trauma survivors. I have a private practice that is accepting clients at this time.
I have a Masters Degree in Education specializing in Counselling from the University of Victoria. I attended the St. Joseph’s Mission in Williams Lake in my formative years and through that experience I became deeply interested in how trauma affects individuals, families and communities. I am committed to working with individuals from a strength based practice and to help them to achieve peace and healing that we all deserve. I have also written and recorded First Nations Meditations and incorporating these into treatment plans.
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How Counselling Services Are Paid For by FNHA
Residential School Survivors, Intergenerational Survivors, and people impacted by Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women are generally covered by First Nations Health Authority with up to 60 hours of counselling.
Please provide 24 Hours notice if you are cancelling a therapy session. Failure to do so will mean that you will be charged $110.00 for the missed therapy session.
Please contact me at 250-644-2569 or aboriginalempowerment.com to book an appointment.
Social Worker, Canim Lake Band
As Social Development Administrator, I provided counseling and therapy for individuals, couples, families and groups who have experienced trauma, often as a result of Residential School experiences.
In this position I networked with Social Workers & other service providers to ensure the health and well-being of all community members. This included acting as a advocate and liaison with the Delegated Child Welfare Agency, Knucwentwecw Society, and Ministry of Children and Families on behalf of First Nations children and families.
Other duties and accomplishments included,
- Assessing community needs and develop training program for social services staff and clients.
- Effectively managing the Social Development Program, that included Assisted Living Program, Family Violence Prevention, National Child Benefit Reinvestment.
- Proposal writing and implementation of training programs to increase employ-ability of clients.
- Urban Aboriginal Transfer Project
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