For over 20 years, trauma has been a consistent thread woven throughout the experiences of those I have served in the course of my social work practice. I have been privileged to support people in a variety of areas including acquired brain injury, addictions, intimate partner violence, mental health, concurrent disorders, sexual violence and trauma, as well as provide individual, marital, family, and group counselling to a diverse range of ages and needs in both community and institutional settings.
As a result of my personal and professional experiences, I believe that adversity is a call to growth and that everyone has the requisite resources/skills to achieve their goals. Given that most difficulties people experience are relational in nature, I firmly believe in the transformative power of a safe and supportive relationship. Engaging in a collaborative, compassionate, and respectful relationship fosters hope. Together, these powerful forces have the ability to unlock barriers that often prevent forward movement.
Registered Social Worker, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, EMDR Therapist, FEEL Certified Practitioner (Equine Assisted Psychotherapy)