Undoubtedly, you’re wondering, ‘who wakes up one morning and decides to think about emotional abuse and codependency every day of their life?’ Well, no one.
I spent several years trying not to be that person. You see, I am not a counsellor, a mental health professional, or a doctor, nor do I have expertise in the science of trauma. I have a psychology degree, and I’ve completed a coaching program.
For a long time, I didn’t do this work, because I didn’t feel I had anything to contribute. I considered going to get my masters in counselling to make myself feel worthy enough to do this work. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized my place isn’t above you as a person who knows all the answers- there are plenty of counsellors, psychiatrists, addictions therapists and doctors to assist you with those pieces of your journey. My place is beside you, as a friend who has been there too.
You see, I learn about trauma so I can understand myself. That is my strength. Unravelling that chaos and pain and confusion that is emotional abuse and codependency- and giving you the answers I’ve found useful as a survivor. Because, as much as I’ve learned, I am still a survivor too.
That is the work I do. That is the service I provide. I am a supplement to the other professionals who will assist you in healing. I am here to help you manage those pieces of emotional abuse and codependency, that only another survivor fully understands. Because knowing something, and having experienced it, are two different things.
B.A. in Psychology from the University of Victoria J.D. in Law from the University of British Columbia CPC from the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching