“Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” ― Rumi

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario.

After several years working as a teacher, parent, yoga instructor, and lifestyle coach, I earned my MA in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy and gained professional education and training as a therapist.

I have a strong interest in the relationship between mental health and the process of change and draw on my experiences as a meditation practitioner to guide my clients using mindfulness-based approaches to a more resilient and content life.  As a long term spouse and mother of two young adults, I understand the challenges in building healthy relationships and the importance of building strong emotional bonds with those we love.  I have a passion for working with people who are experiencing life & work transitions AND who want to feel “more alive” and find greater meaning in their lives (including reducing depression, anxiety and stress).   I support clients in building greater self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-compassion as pathways to healing and recovery. I believe that group work is an important aspect of the therapy/change process.

When I’m not offering therapy to others, I try to pursue my interests and do the things I love.  This means getting outside as much as possible where I enjoy gardening, hiking, cycling, camping and spending time in nature.  My other pursuits include singing, cross-country skiing, playing the guitar, creating new recipes in the kitchen and getting out for some live music.  Whatever the season, spending time with family & friends has a spot near the top of my “to do list”.

The self-explorer, whether [s]he likes it or not, becomes the explorer of everything else. Elias Canetti

I acknowledge that I live and work on the Haldimand Tract, land that was promised to the Haudenosaunee of the Six Nations of the Grand River, and is within the traditional territory of the Chonnonton, Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. I acknowledge and am grateful for the Indigenous people with whom we share this land. 

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