I believe it is possible to improve one’s quality of life. Whether you wish to delve into discovering personal identity, working through relationship challenges, finding self- acceptance, strengthening places of belonging, harnessing the power of anxiety, coping and growing through grief and loss, healing from trauma or overcoming addiction, our work together will be collaborative, centred on what you want to work on and respectful.
I bring a wealth of compassion to my work while applying my theoretical knowledge in diverse ways. I am particularly interested in looking at the roots of what causes us emotional and/or physical pain from a perspective that includes our whole self: mind, body and soul. I have worked with a range of people: seniors and their loved ones coping with challenges of aging (eg, dementia), young people finding their paths through challenges and adults struggling with a range of issues – through compassionate connection I have seen the resilience of the human spirit.
I have a strong ethical stance with respect for the uniqueness of others. I understand the importance of offering safe accepting space for clients with diverse intersectional contexts and situatedness. I am very honoured to work with my clients and value the trust they put in me. I hold a strong social justice value and strive to be an ally for marginalized people through listening and using my voice to assist with systemic change.
I am committed to ongoing research, learning and applying new skills such as training in parenting skills , managing anxiety, working with somatization, dream work and understanding the impacts of spirituality. I am passionate about the use of technology in ways that enhance our well being. I speak on this regularly. I also work with clients to help them reach their goals for a healthy balance of technology use in their lives. I am an avid reader and enjoy the arts as a reflection of our human experience.
Please feel free to contact me for more information. I offer a free 15 minute phone consultation to prospective clients.