Acupuncture had such a profound impact on my well being that I had to know more, so I started my training at Pacific Rim College in 2014. The three years I spent studying acupuncture not only gave me the knowledge I needed to start my career path, but also a community of incredible humans, who became my peers and dearest friends. In those three years, I have become a wife, a practitioner, and a mother; in that order. I was pregnant during my last year, and our son was born a month before I graduated. Becoming a mother and an acupuncturist happened with such synchronicity for me, that I felt a calling to know more about birth work and the ways I can empower other life givers using oriental medicine and acupuncture. In 2018, I completed my birth doula training with the Nesting Doula Collective.
My acupuncture practice found a home at Cascadia Massage and Health Centre, the loveliest little clinic, where I get to grow, learn, and help heal alongside some amazing practitioners. In addition to my private practice, I offer acupuncture within an emotional rehabilitation program at the Salvation Army. I have a deep passion for transparency and empowerment around mental health, and am humbled to be offering Acupuncture for my community to help through transitions and struggles of life, whether it is depression, anxiety, grieving a loved one, insomnia, or becoming a new parent.
When I’m not practicing acupuncture, I can be found in my kitchen cooking enough food for the whole neighbourhood, or in the garden digging dirt to grow more calendula; I might be at an early gym class trying to lift heavy things while my son is still asleep, trying to finish three books at once, or simply being myself with my family.
There are endless ways of living this life; endless stories of finding balance, contentment, and healing; endless journeys. I hope to be a part of yours, as a facilitator and as a witness.
With love and ease,