Allie (she/her) holds a Master of Counselling Psychology from Alder University and received the university’s Social Justice Scholarship in 2020. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor.
Allie aims to create a safe space where people feel understood and truly comfortable opening up. Believing a great therapeutic relationship is essential for positive growth and change within counselling, she fosters a genuine, trusting alliance, providing insight and tools for growth. Allie is flexible in her approach with every client, understanding that every person and presenting concern is individual and unique. Walking alongside her clients on their journey of self-discovery and empowerment, she uses humour and kindness to provide support through a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens.
Driven to give back to her community, Allie started volunteering at the BC Crisis Centre in 2017 and was then drawn to a career in counselling as a result of her experience. Given her undergraduate degree was in an unrelated field, starting over academically required a lot of work and commitment. She shares this because she wants those considering her as their counsellor to know that she is driven, passionate about counselling, and human, having learned many humbling lessons in her own personal journey of growth and self-discovery.
Outside of Peak Resilience, you can find Allie hiking, camping, or exploring the outdoors, dreaming of her next travel plans, dancing to live music, or walking her dog Lemon around her neighbourhood.