About me

I am a registered clinical counsellor and clinical supervisor working in private practice in the Chinatown region of East Vancouver. In addition to my counselling practice, I offer clinical consultation and supervision at the Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre.

I have a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University. My work is grounded in anti-oppression and feminist theory and practice. Areas of interest include resilience and healing from trauma, abuse and oppression; holding safer space for queer, trans and gender diverse people; supporting multiple or intersectional identities, such as the experience of being queer and a person of colour; living with chronic pain, disability and illness; thriving in intercultural and queer relationships; and sexual health, wellness and pleasure.

Part of what makes me passionate about working in areas of cultural diversity is my own lived experience. I am a mixed race person of Japanese and European heritage, and a third generation Japanese Canadian. I was born in England to Canadian parents, and returned at a very early age to Coast Salish Territories/Vancouver where I was raised.  As an adult, I have lived in both the UK and Vancouver. I currently live and work in East Vancouver where I’m honoured to serve local community.

In addition to my work as a counsellor and clinical supervisor, I offer consultation services and conduct workshops on various topics, including sexual education and alternative sexuality, providing respectful and informed care to trans and gender diverse clients, and navigating small communities as a service provider. I also create written resources and training materials for health care practitioners and clients, with areas of specialty in sexual health and trans health.

In my spare time, I enjoy cycling, camping, crafting and quality time with loved ones.

Education and credentials:

Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors #6270
Masters of Counselling Psychology from Adler University
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Simon Fraser University