In addition to providing counselling for OnlyYouForever clients, I also work as a relief Mental Health Worker at Canadian Mental Health Association in Southwestern Ontario. While raising our four children, I participated in ongoing professional development focusing on trauma, grief, loss, and domestic violence, and provided pro bono counselling services within my local and church communities. Over the past five years, my volunteer work has focussed on crisis and trauma support with Victim Services. My role as Crisis Responder and Team Leader allowed me the privilege of sitting with survivors in their most vulnerable moments. Outside of work you will find me reading a book, walking/jogging towards the goal of running a half marathon, visiting with friends, and spending time with my husband, adult children, and two adorable grandsons.
My therapeutic relationships are built on unconditional acceptance, respect, and trust.
I believe that you are the expert of your own experience. I create a safe and compassionate space where you can unlock inner strength, find healing, and grow.
My treatment includes evidence based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Crisis Management, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, and Somatic Experiencing. Using a trauma-informed and integrative approach, I collaborate with you to explore your own story and discover hope.
- Crisis and trauma
- Grief and loss
- Mental health
- Adolescents and young adults
Education, Certifications & Training
- Social Service Worker diploma
- Registered Social Service Worker (#828186) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
- Grief and Loss certificate
- ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training
- Psychosocial Rehabilitation
- CPI - Non-violent Crisis Intervention
- MADD Death Notification Training