BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Anna believes that every person has inherent strengths, abilities, and knowledge. However, when life gets challenging, we could all use a non-judgmental guide to partner with to find goal-oriented solutions. To that end, Anna started working in the helping professions over 25 years ago, in the field of mental health and substance use. She has extensive experience helping adults who are struggling with heartbreak, lower mood, feeling anxious and/or using drugs/alcohol more than they would like. Anna is the proud mother of a beautiful autistic child who has intellectual disabilities. As a Registered Social Worker (BCCSW #13614), she has a
passion for working with parents and caretakers of people with feeding issues, neurodiversity, as well as adults with Autism, learning and or physical disabilities. She is adept in advocacy and understands that sometimes the system needs a push to be inclusive. Anna has demonstrated ability helping individual navigate changes including separation and divorce, pre- and post-testing for disabilities or health issues including cancer, STIs and HIV.
Anna holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Minor in Women’s Studies from Lakehead University as well as a Bachelor and Master of Social Work from the University of Victoria. Her practice style is trauma informed, straight-forward, compassionate and evidence-based. She uses Harm Reduction, CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, SOS Approach to Feeding and Anti-Oppressive Practice strategies to co-create goals to improve a person’s mental and physical functioning at home, work or within family and romantic relationships. Anna warmly welcomes
people of all cultural backgrounds, family status’, sexual orientations and gender identifications. She enjoys working with people who have served in the military or provided emergency services including police, fire and ambulance. Sessions are offered in person or virtually allowing Anna to connect with people across BC.