Life is ever changing through both the expected and unexpected experiences found in our relationships, life transitions, and/or our spiritual journeys. All of us, at some point, will experience these changes in the form of challenges, obstacles or losses, stirring up stresses in our lives and leaving us struggling to navigate the emotions and thoughts as a result. Using a holistic approach, it is my intention to co-create with you a safe place for addressing these challenges and obstacles to create possible change and healing. I believe that each of us has our own unique story, that is filled with meaning and purpose, as each of us strives to live a life well lived.
A bit about me
I am a Psychotherapist RP with a background of over twenty years in the mental health and addiction system. I am a 3x published author, 3x senior editor on publications specific to mental health recovery, and was featured in the Summer of 2015 Esperanza Magazine’s lead article on Reaching Your Peak. I consider myself a life-long learner.
I offer in-person sessions (Waterloo or Cambridge locations), on-line or by phone counselling session. Walking (hiking) sessions can be available upon request.
Areas of Specialty
Stress, anxiety, panic disorders, depression and loss of motivation, personal development, existential (isolation, fear of death, freedom, meaning-making), loss and grief, self-esteem, anger management, life transitions, relationships, and Clinical Supervision.
I work with individuals and couples with a focus on EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy), Narrative Therapy, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy), Existential Therapy, Attachment Theory, and Neuro-psychotherapeutic.
Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO #008335)
Canadian Certified Counsellor, CCPA
Wilfrid Laurier University, Master of Arts, Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy
CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy)
DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy)
EFT Couples Therapy Certification
Hincks-Dellcrest Centre, Narrative Therapy Certification
Effective Clinical Supervision and Deepening Your Clinical Supervision Skills (Leading Edge Training)
Science of Well-being certification, Coursera.org (Yale University)
Brock University, Bachelor of Education (with Distinction), Adult Education
University of Western Ontario, Bachelor of Arts, History
Conestoga College, Post Graduate Certificate (with Honours, Senior Leadership & Management in the Not-For-Profit Sector
Harmony Integration Academy (Accelerated Evolution Academy and Warrior Sage)