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