Welcome! So glad you’re here.
My name is Kate – I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor in British Columbia, and I support clients in counselling in Western Canada. I started this counselling practice after going through my own challenges becoming a mom and realizing there aren’t enough supports for new moms. Here’s what I know for sure: motherhood is hard, quite possibly the hardest transition you’ll go through. So if you’re suffering, just know that you are far from alone. You’re told that becoming a mom is supposed to be natural, easy, intuitive, and blissful, but often this just isn’t the case.
I also know that we all need support.
Our cultural push to be-all-the-things and manage everything seamlessly is so unrealistic and causes a lot of pain. As a mom, you are under incredible pressure to meet society’s standards, and you own values and ideals can get lost. I’m here to help you figure out what matters most.
And lastly, I know that you don’t have to just accept the struggle. Yes, there are many hard parts about being a mom, but there’s also a lot that you can do to completely transform how this experience feels. I know because I’ve done it.
I’m a mom of two daughters, just 16 months apart. Having experienced postpartum anxiety myself, I have a glimpse of how painful and disorienting those years can be. The hardest part for me was that I didn’t ask for help. I didn’t reach out, I didn’t allow myself to be supported. And this is why I do this work today, and I am honoured to be by your side and help you find a little more ease, compassion, and the ability to truly care for yourself.
I look forward to supporting you!