I celebrate the unique relationships that people have to their bodies, sexuality, religion, partner(s), chosen or biological family, race and culture.....all the ways a person or people might experience themselves and the world!
I am a white, cis, straight, and able-bodied individual (among several other privileged identities); as such, I believe it's my responsibility as a human and therapist to be aware of how this impacts my interactions and experiences, and to always examine how my identities influence my thinking. I am not fearful of holding myself accountable to questioning and catching my assumptions or mistakes.
I am committed to creating the safest place possible in my room. I participate in a monthly consultation group with other social-justice minded clinicians where we examine and challenge our biases, including the impact of White Supremacy culture on clients in the Vancouver area. I also regularly pursue information and media from non-dominant culture sources.