About Oxala Wellness
I obtained a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from City University of Seattle and have worked in this field for over a decade. I have been lucky to hold various positions with different agencies in the Lower Mainland including Act 2 Child and Family Services, BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse, PLEA, Family Services of Greater Vancouver, and Vancouver Crisis Centre. Some of the work I’ve done has included family and parenting support, crisis intervention, child development, child-parent relationship building, trauma and transitions. I work collaboratively with clients, their families, as well as other professionals who may be involved in their wellness.
During the last 12 years, I have been fortunate to work with a diverse population of individuals, supporting children, adolescents, adults, and, families, including those of various cultures, religions, sexual orientations and gendered identities. I am affirmative of each individual’s orientation, gender, kink and the many different ways individuals choose to identify themselves. I enjoy creating connection with people and helping them create strong bonds and to find support and community.
I make it a priority to remain current in my professional development. I take courses annually to remain active in my clinical learning. I also believe it is vital to remain balanced and healthy in my work, and I consistently obtain Clinical Supervision, helping to further ensure an ethical standard to my work.
I have completed training in the following therapeutic areas:
- Trauma-Informed Therapy
- Attachment-Based Family therapy
- Healing the Body and Mind
- Play and Sand Play Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
- Child-Parent Relationship Therapy
- The Biology of Loss and Recovery: How Stress Affects Child and Youth Development and Fostering Resilience
- Clinical training and supervision specific to working with children and adolescents who have experienced trauma.
I have been a member in good standing (#3535) with the BC Association for Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) since 2008. I am also registered with CVAP, (Crime Victime Assistance Program) which can provide funding for counselling if you have been the victim of a crime.