I am Registered Social Worker and Therapist specializing in individual, couples and Satir family therapy. I am also a certified Clinical Counselling Hypnotherapist and Neuro linguistic programming (NLP) practitioner. My specialty is in the mind/body/spirit connection and have been working with and holding space for people's pain and healing for over 20 years. Additionally I offer treatment plans that include Ecotherapy, Mindful Self Compassion, and Spiritual healing practices when appropriate.
With over 20 years experience as a Social Worker and therapist. A graduate of The University of British Columbia and Wilfrid Laurier University specializing in Spiritually Integrative psychotherapy, I am currently serving as a private practitioner working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among my areas of knowledge are hypnotherapy, timeline therapy, core transformation therapy, narrative therapy, ecotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindful-self compassion therapy, integrative therapy, brief solution focused, family therapy, transformative therapy, spiritually integrative therapy, depth therapy and client focused therapy or "Rogerian" therapy.
In addition to being an experienced therapist, I have walked my own path of the wounded healer. I value what I have learned and continue to learn and guide people through their healing journey with wisdom and patience. I know first hand how debilitating trauma, depression and anxiety can be, and have spent years experimenting with healing modalities for my own healing, so that I am better equipped with empathy and compassion in helping others with their healing journey. I have presented at many workshops and educational events speaking to general audiences on the topics of Mental Health Hygiene, Nature Deficit Disorder, Religious/Spiritual Trauma, Ageing, Mindful Self-Compassion, Mindfulness, Healing Spiritual Practices, Family Reintegration, Empowering Single Parents, Addiction, Sexuality, Grief, Ecotherapy, Ecopsychology and Healing through the mind/body/spirit connection.
I am an integrative healing-focused therapist. My therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. I integrate complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion, empathy, wisdom and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth and inner peace they are committed to realizing.
University of British Columbia: Social Work Degree
Wilfrid Laurier University: Masters of Spiritually Integrative Psychotherapy
License, Certifications :
Registered Social Worker
Registered Member of The Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists.
Specialized training in NLP (Neuro linguistic programming)
Specialized Training in Grief Counselling
Specialized Training with Dr. Kristen Neff and Dr. Christopher Germer in Mindful Self-Compassion Therapy
Specialized Training in "Ecotherapy." (Nature therapy)
Specialized Training in "Climate stress and Psychology".