During the journey of my life I have learned that plans don’t always work out as we want. Growing up I always dreamed of seeing the world and all I needed to do was figure out how I could get paid to do it.
This dream was put aside when I was diagnosed with having severe Chronic Migraines. I no longer felt as if I could have dreams or aspirations or that I could live a productive life and for a long time, I couldn’t.
After many treatment options with no relief in sight I started to give up the hope of normality. I was facing an obstacle that was leaving me essentially disabled for days at a time and hindering my physical endurance and was facing the fear of having only one treatment option left, I took the leap of faith and tried it. For the first time in over 7 years I was no longer living with severe pain on a daily basis. The pain was not gone, but I was able to breathe again.
I now understand that I had to get a grasp on my illness before I could allow myself to see the endless possibilities that were still in front of me.
Working with the youth and teenagers alike was preparing me to become a counsellor. Providing the students that I came across a supportive, non-judgmental, safe place to talk not only about fears and insecurities but also about strengths and achievements was so crucial in my daily interactions. It made the transition for me to go back to school and get the proper education I needed in order to make this my profession easy.
I became Registered Therapeutic Counsellor through the Vancouver College of Counsellor Training (VCCT) and am also a member of the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT).
I am ready to embark on the journey of being able to help individuals to not only bring out the best of themselves but to also aid in creating a positive and productive future.