History . . .
Prior to becoming a counsellor, I spent almost 20 years working on northern and aboriginal issues for the federal government and special commissions. I also have experience facilitating a variety of workshops and retreats for personal growth.
I have been in private practice since 1993, with the years 2000–2013 at Carleton University, counselling students on a broad range of personal and mental health issues, including facilitating bereavement groups. In 2013, I decided it was time
to leave Carleton to concentrate on my private practice.
Over the years, I have sought out many types of professional and spiritual development, such as the role of mindfulness in psychotherapy, non-traditional treatment of grief and mourning, and poetry as medicine.
All of my learnings and experiences have taught me the importance of living life consciously, as best we can.This is the focus of my practice.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the new College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I am also a Canadian Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.