My unique life experience exposed me to different cultures and ways of living, which included the Middle East, Europe, and North America. I believe that the individual’s mental health, life, and behaviors are better understood when the body, mind, and context are examined simultaneously. Our life events are based on the interactions of these three parts.
I work with individuals who are struggling with different issues including, depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, and complex PTSD. I also work with individuals to increase their psychological resiliency, improve mental agility, and emotional awareness, as well as managing and preventing burnout.
Furthermore, I am experienced in working with men from different cultural and religious backgrounds who are examining their sexual orientation. As a counselor, I work with my clients to navigate through their experiences to create helpful meaning in their lives.
As a clinical counselor in psychology, I integrate different techniques in my counseling approach with a particular interest in using Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I have diverse clinical interests with a special focus on men's health, acquired brain injuries, trauma, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
I offer couples therapy where I help them address the issues that are hindering their relationship and create a common narrative that reflects their values and hopes.
Mental health struggles can be isolating, however, recovery requires a connection with someone who can understand you and meet you where you are in life. You have taken the first step in looking up a therapist. It would be my pleasure to get to know you.
I hold the following degrees:
1. Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences from Portland State University, Oregon.
2. Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy from American International College, Massachusetts.
3. Master in Rehabilitation Science from The University of British Columbia, British Columbia
4. Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from from The University of British Columbia, British Columbia
I await your invitation to start the journey of healing and wellness.