Certifications and Continuing Education

Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Antioch University Seattle

Certificate in Addiction Studies
Antioch University Seattle

Center for Body Trust (informal training)
Liberating Jasper

Grief Professional Certificate
PESI & Megan Devine

End of Life Doula Training (Certification Pending)
International End of Life Doula Association

Ash

MA, BA
WA State LMHCA (LMHC & RCC Pending)

She/Her/Hers
Languages: English

My sessions are a collaborative exploration that toggles between our many relationships; to self, to others, and to our world. I believe we heal through relationships as social animals, and that ALL our behaviors are adaptive and intelligent strategies that keep us safe, even if we may hold judgements towards them. I believe that in acknowledging and befriending our many parts, we can find empowerment through self-leadership. I invite your irreverent humor, sarcasm, and saltiness to session. Authenticity is one of my tightest-held values, and you will receive the same from me, along with compassion and curiosity. Above all I value autonomy, and I trust you to know what is best for you. My goal as a counselor is to companion you through dark woods as a lantern, but ultimately you hold the map and have all the internal wisdom you need to decipher it. 

I am a newcomer to Canada, and my body is white, cis, smallfat, and (temporarily) able. I hold my own history of trauma and grief, and am currently exploring my neurodiversity & sexuality. Because of the power I hold, not only as a therapist, but also because of many of my dominant identities, I will always work towards undermining hierarchy and interrupting internalized messages. I believe in working towards a world where all bodies are free from oppression, and I believe that this is a task of maintenance, not competency – something we must continue to return to, again and again. I am rooted in the framework of body liberation which celebrates body diversity, self-trust, rest, and pleasure, while acknowledging the primary role of white supremacy, ableism, and capitalism in perpetuating the definition and ongoing oppression of othered bodies. I am an existential agnostic. I believe that making our own meaning and defining life on our own terms is an important part of retaining power in a world that often feels chaotic, absurd, and violent. I support clients in creating or connecting to meaning, ritual, and myth in a modern world, as well as the expansive and transformative power of personal and collective grief. 

As a human outside the therapy room I am a lover of poetry, the forest floor, defiant hope, tarot cards, playing Skyrim every winter, tasting all of life’s novelty, and my dog Oberon.

*Currently full*  – Sliding scale – add yourself to her waitlist by emailing info@momentouscounselling.ca

Populations Served:

  • Waitlist opening summer 2024

  • Individual adults only

  • Virtual sessions only

  • Affirming of queer, trans, ENM, kink, ND, fat, disabled, sick, and BIPOC experiences

Areas of Interest:

  • Death & Dying

  • Grief & Loss

  • Body Image & Body Liberation

  • Disordered Eating (outpatient only)

  • Disordered Substance Use (outpatient only)

  • Perfectionism

  • Boundaries

  • Complex Trauma

  • Anxiety & Depression

Approaches:

  • Existentialis
  • Human Centered Grief Tending
  • Body Trust / Health At Every Size / Intuitive Eating
  • Harm Reduction
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Mindful Self Compassion
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Externalization of Oppression
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