for Two-Spirit, LGBTQIA+, Neurodivergent and Nonspeaking Individuals
Welcome to Out of the Box
At Out of the Box Counselling & Collaborations, we recognize how important it is to find supports that acknowledge our entire, complex selves. We focus on supporting Two-Spirit, LGBTQIA+, neurodivergent and nonspeaking individuals and those who love them. Our space respects cultural ways of knowing, experiences of resistance, survival and oppression. We help you connect with your unique way of being, to heal and find self-celebration. We journey with you, honouring your autonomy and vision to live your best life while connecting the personal to the political.
Out of the Box operates along the Haldimand Tract (Waterloo Region) which is the stolen territories of the Anishnaabe, Haudensaunee, Mississaugas and Attawandronk people. As registered social workers on this land, we are committed to challenging the collective unwillingness to recognize historical and ongoing violence within our profession, and the ways that Indigenous, Black and racialized communities have been impacted. We believe this change begins in our own self-reflection and unlearning colonial understandings of individual, therapeutic and community wellbeing. We actively support Indigenous, Black and racialized people’s reclamation of leadership in our field and community. We stand in solidarity with land and water defenders and their calls for collective liberation, Indigenous sovereignty, and the return of land to its original caretakers.
At Out of the Box, healing means actively standing against oppressive systems. We believe systemic change is the only way toward deep well-being for us as individuals and our communities. Learn more about how we are doing this below.
With over 10 years experience in the social services/non-profit sector both in Canada and in East & West Africa, I have experience in project management, capacity building, and organizational change.
As a global thinker, I have a lot of experience conducting participatory community needs assessments and developing programs with community buy-in. I have collaborated with organizations to further equity initiatives in the workplace, to write reports and research community needs.
Additionally, I have a growing interest in expanding my portfolio of creating meaningful resources that are both informative, visually appealing, and accessible. Contact me to connect to discuss your collaboration project needs.