Training: MEd in counseling; plus psychotherapy training in 4-year psychosynthesis, Transactional Analysis, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Intensive Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy, and Somatic Experience. Psychotherapist with 24 years experience in the Nova Scotia Health Authority working with patients who present with syndromal patterns exclusively. Clientele predominantly adult women/men presenting with complex chronic health conditions coupled with significant complex trauma histories and mental health comorbidities such as significant anxiety, depression, paranoia/hypervigilance.
In addition to working within the NS provincial healthcare system, I have a private practice where the focus for wellbeing relates to: anxiety and depression; complex trauma resolution, separation/divorce, communication; loss and grief; gender identity and sexual orientation; end of life care and support; managing chronic health conditions and disability.
Cofacilitator of mindfulness-based groups for patients with chronic illness conditions;
Cofacilitator of Open Mindfulness Groups within the NS Health Authority /Community Health Teams for continuing mindfulness practice support for patients and public;
Faculty with Atlantic Contemplative Centre supporting mindfulness training in the larger community among professionals.
Trained as a certified yoga teacher; and meditation instructor
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Centre for Mindfulness, UMASS); Somatic Experience Practitioner; NS Registered Counsellor Therapist; Certified Canadian Counsellor; Yoga Teacher Certification (200 hrs)