In private practice since 2012

Registered Professional Counsellor with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association

Part of the Crime Victim Assistance Program in Vancouver

2 years supervised internship – Canadian Professional Counsellors Association 2013 – 2015

413 hours of supervised practicum experience 2011 – 2012

143 direct therapy hours working with adult survivors of torture at the Vancouver Association for Survivors of Torture (VAST) 2011-12

72 direct therapy hours working with school age children at Seymour Elementary in Vancouver East Side 2011-12

35 hours of Expressive Arts group facilitation for adults with a mental health diagnosis at The Kettle Friendship Society 2011-12


Addictions Counselling (Diploma Program)
Vancouver Community College, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 2018-20

Expressive Arts Therapy (Post-graduate Certificate Diploma Program)
Langara College, Vancouver, BC, Canada 2010-12

Transpersonal Psychotherapy (Diploma Program) including:
Bioenergetics 25 hours
Psychodrama 25 hours
Gestalt 25 hours
Holistic Massage 25 hours
Music Therapy 25 hours
Hypnosis 25 hours
Dreams and contemplation 25 hours
Intercontinental University, Mexico City, Mexico 1997

Addictions and Gestalt  (2 day intensive)
Gestalt Institute, Mexico, DF, Mexico 2015

Gestalt two-chair technique  (10 week workshop)
Vancouver Gestalt Center, Vancouver, BC, Canada 2011

Self Management and Recovery Program (SMART)  (7-week addictions training program)
Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada 2011

Introduction to Addictions Counselling
Vancouver Community College, Vancouver, BC, Canada 2010 – 2011

Gestalt Awareness Process Group (10 week workshop)
Vancouver Gestalt Center, Vancouver, BC, Canada 2010

The Enneagram in Education (8 day Retreat)
Claudio Naranjo Foundation, Puebla, Mexico 2006

Gestalt Dream Work (Weekend intensive)
Gestalt Institute, Mexico City, Mexico 2006

Bachelor of Fine Arts
Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Canada 2001-03

Montessori Early Childhood Education (Diploma program)
Center for Development and Communication, Mexico City 1996-97

Creative Writing (2 year Diploma Program)
General Society of Mexican Writers’ School, Mexico City 1995-97