Thank you for taking some time to get to know me, glad you are here. My journey towards the mental health field started in 1997 when I began my study of mental health determined to understand how we think and why we feel, perceive, and experience life as we do. I resonate deeply with Nouwen's "The Wounded Healer" as my desire to understand my own experiences of pain and suffering propelled me to want to use that understanding to help others. Though I am fully aware that every individual's experience is unique, I am acutely aware that our patterns and responses are often quite similar. My passion is to empower others to move from a state of surviving to a state of thriving. I do this by facilitating the learning and growth born from understanding and adjusting our perceptions and limiting beliefs. My desire to grow and help others led me to pursue dual undergraduate degrees, a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Social Work. I have worn many hats working in the field of metal health including counsellor, therapist, social worker, case worker, consultant, course author, coach, and instructor. In order to further my ability to help others, I completed my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist, EMDRIA approved EMDR Practitioner, and Registered Acceptance and Commitment Therapist. I am certified in a range of energy healing modalities including Sekhem Master, Reiki Master, Aqualead Master, Nokti Grief Relief Practitioner, and EFT/TFT Practitioner. I am also a Certified Life Coach, working with additional modalities such as Mindfulness Meditation, Human Design, Therapeutic Art, and Shamanic Healing. I express my passion for growth and development through many avenues. I develop wellness fliers and worksheets for my clients, resource materials for other therapists & practitioners, and write a blog when inspiration provides. I also participate in podcasts and co-facilitate courses on personal growth and well-being when possible. Over the years, I have learned the benefits of pouring gratitude over my most challenging experiences, embracing the growth, however painful, that comes from them. As we journey together, it is my goal to provide a safe, compassionate and accepting therapeutic space for you to work through life's stresses toward acceptance and growth.Something looks off?