Mik (they/them) is a registered social worker with a background in healthcare and food security. They hold a Master of Social Work from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Victoria, where they also studied gender and sexuality.
We go to counselling for ourselves, but when we take up our healing, it makes our relationships richer, communities stronger, and the world a better place. In holding space for this work, Mik is consistently inspired by their clients’ capacity to transform life’s challenging experiences into the foundation of their own healing. Clients say Mik is emotionally generous and warm, and that they bring a healthy dose of humour and levity to their sessions. Mik’s practice is informed by intersectional feminism, trauma-awareness, client-centred, and strengths-based frameworks.
Mik weaves diverse life experiences into their role as a counsellor. They have over a decade’s experience working for nonprofit organizations engaging with communities to find solutions to food insecurity, poverty, social isolation, substance use and mental health issues, with a focus on seniors, youth and newcomers. These experiences have taught them that connection to community, support systems and the ability to participate in collective change are crucial to our mental and emotional wellbeing. Mik is transgender and nonbinary and their pronouns are they/them/theirs.
If you have been referred directly to Mik for Gender Affirming Care, such as via Trans Care BC, please email Mik to enquire about their waitlist.
Mik’s informed consent form can be found here.