My name is Carissa and I have completed a Bachelor's of Science from the University of Waterloo, and am currently completing a Master's in Counselling Psychology here at Trinity Western University.

I believe that every human deserves to have their story heard, understood, and validated. This can be especially important in our busy world where it can be difficult to take the time to slow down and truly listen. Life can be complex and unpredictable, so I am passionate about providing an inclusive, safe, trusting, empathetic, and nonjudgmental space where you feel comfortable sharing your journey with me. I believe everyone possesses the skills and strength to overcome their obstacles and achieve their goals, and together, we can navigate where you would like to go next. It would be my deepest privilege to walk alongside you, and I am dedicated to working with you in reaching increased wellness, growth, and healing.

A bit about me: I am originally from Brampton, Ontario, I spend most of my weekends exploring Beautiful British Columbia, and am a giant fan of cheeseburgers, board games, and re-watching Grey's Anatomy.

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