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Moving Forward Through Crisis

Crisis can be a painful and profoundly isolating experience. But it can also humble and inspire us, and show us our inner strength and resilience.

I work solely with people in crisis because they are often the most convinced that something needs to change quickly in their lives, and are prepared to move forward through the storm. My innate empathy for people in distress, a lifelong passion for social justice, and a wide variety of life experiences have all helped to inspire the approach to counselling that Ive chosen.

Throughout my career, I have had the opportunity to help people from many different backgrounds facing a variety of unique challenges related to their own personal crises. I have worked with seniors, the homeless, and individuals dealing with a broad array of mental health issues. I have assisted people from a wide range of different ethnic groups, sexual orientations and income levels. Through this all, I have discovered that crisis is a rather common occurrence, one that seems to impact people from every social category and class. And, above all else, it can be worked past toward a better life.

Helping You Take the First Step Forward

My professional education and training is in Social Work and Counselling. I have a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of British Columbia Okanagan, with experience and training in a variety of areas.

Before I received my Bachelor of Social Work and became a counsellor, I learned a lot about what I wanted to do in life, and for a living, through my work in a variety of industries. Specifically, I have worked in the publishing, telecommunications, fundraising and marketing research fields in the past. Over the years I have also volunteered for causes designed to help people in distress to succeed on their own terms, by moving towards personal empowerment and/or building a more just society.

My experience related to supporting people in crisis includes working with individuals who are experiencing suicidality, trauma, depression, anxiety and substance use issues. Ethics is something that I value personally, and as an Intern Member of the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA) I also have a professional duty to comply with the CPCA Code of Ethics.

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Use what you've been through as fuel, believe in yourself and be unstoppable!
Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir
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