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Allie Montoya

MA., Counsellor

What experience or background do you bring to your counselling and supervision practice that is uniquely yours?

I grew up in a Latin country with a Latin father and an American mother. Despite spending most of my life in Mexico, I was always known and recognized as a foreigner within my community. After moving to Canada to attend university, I was again considered a foreigner. I loved growing up abroad but have always felt conflicted over my cultural heritage and identity. I bring to every counselling session an understanding of how one can feel foreign within their own community, and the impact that can have on one’s mental wellbeing.

What is your favourite thing about working closely with people every day?

The raw, genuine, honest human connection. Being able to show up for someone, support them, and walk alongside them through their personal journeys of self-discovery and empowerment is a privilege.