" Calm The Chaos"
Welcome! Thank you for finding the courage and compassion to seek healing for yourself. I am passionate about the mind, body, and spirit approach to healing . I believe that diagnosis and conventional treatment can be useful and helpful pieces of a puzzle, but they simply don't provide the whole picture, because you are a whole person with a need to be treated with a holistic and integrative approach. I have had the privilege of training with Kristen Neff and Christopher Germer in Mindful Self-Compassion technique, as well as certification in Hypnotherapy, Neuro-linguistic programing (NLP) and Ecotherapy. These specialized studies have helped deepen my practice with those who are seeking to heal themselves from emotional pain, limiting beliefs and debilitating self-doubt and disconnection. This disconnection can lead to depression, anxiety, and relationship difficulties. I have had many excellent teachers along the way and have come to understand that the "one size fits all" approach in therapy and mental health can be both frustrating and unhelpful.
As a therapist my goal is to help you heal and uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complimentary therapy approaches and techniques, we can unearth long-standing behavior patterns or negative perceptions that may be holding you back from experiencing a more fulfilling and meaningful life. I invite you to come and sit by the fire with a cup of tea or coffee and share with me what it is that you are struggling with, as well as what you hope for in your own life. I look forward to meeting you.
* Please note that online counselling through tele health is now available as an option. Please inquire further for details. Welcome to my office: (Please note that indoor sessions will be resuming in October)
* At this time I am seeing clients in person in my "forest office" pictured below, as well as an outdoor breezeway office pictured below. Both options offer privacy and tranquility.
Why can I help?
- Professional Knowledge and credentials
- Master's degree in Psychotherapy and Spiritual care from Wilfrid Laurier University
- Bachelor of Social Work from the University of British Columbia
- Certified Hypnotherapist
20 Years experience assisting people with complex emotional and mental health issues ranging from:
- Child hood trauma
- Addictive Behaviors
- Performance Anxiety
- Social Anxiety
- Premenstrual dysphoric disorder
- Menopausal mood changes and challenges
- Religious/Spiritual Trauma
- Family Reunification
- Life Transitions
- Childhood wounds
- Self Esteem
- Work place trauma
- Stress fatigue
- Occupational fatigue
- Relationship disintegration
- Seasonal Mood challenges
- Health Anxiety
- Grief and loss
- Pet bereavement
- Nature deprivation
- Spiritual crisis and questioning
- Professional Registrations
The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers.
The Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists.
Professional Registration with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers as an R.S.W.
My combination of life , career , and educational experience has provided me with an authentic ability to journey alongside you, as you heal and walk compassionately towards the beautiful person you were intended to be. Today you are one step closer to your inner peace, where you feel empowered on a positive path to growth and well-being. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or just ready to move in a new direction in your life, I look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.
For your convenience, please feel free to schedule yourself an appointment or free 15 minute virtual consult in the link below.