“I believe that all beings deserve to be seen and heard without judgment.”

Amen started working with Watari in April of 2020 as a practicum student. She is now working as a Substance Misuse Counsellor for the CACT team and is currently working towards her Master of Counselling Degree. Amen has worked in the mental health field for over 12 years in a variety of capacities.  Here at Watari, Amen provides one to one counselling, advocacy, and support. She also facilitates an expressive arts therapy “storytelling” group at Watari. Working from a trauma informed lens utilizing a holistic approach, Amen believes that each individual has a unique story and their story should be given the space to be heard and validated with compassion. Amen has used the support of her spirituality in overcoming obstacles in her life. She values and honors the many forms of spirituality that individuals present with at Watari.

On her spare time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family and their new little kitten. Amen is always quick to explore new cultural experiences. She enjoys yin yoga, meditation, and walks in the forest. She finds connecting to nature very healing.