Degrees

Master in Education. Certificates in Crisis and Suicide Intervention, along with additional training in Object Relations Therapy and Self Psychology.

My Expert Service

Mental Health Worker; Member of OACCPP (Ontario Association of Consultants, Counselors, Psychometrists, & Psychotherapists)As a mental health specialist, with over 20 years of experience in the fields of education and social services, I have dedicated myself to counseling, coaching and consulting, drawing on a number of approaches. For immediate short term counselling or coaching I use my training in CBT,(Brief Solution Focused Therapy)I am trained in several approaches which are consistent with parent coaching, as it is always challenging to achieve a work-life balance for parents especially. These include Family Systems and Behavioral Therapy. For more ongoing, longer term therapy with clients, I draw on such approaches as Object Relations Therapy & Self Psychology, along with the Experiential Therapies, according to each client’s personal needs and preference.

Experience & Qualifications

I provide ongoing crisis intervention, grief and trauma counselling, along with parent coaching at Centrepointe House, an institute dedicated to assisting people in their efforts to achieve a sense of well-being, personal growth and healing. History: In addition to individual counselling at the Saint Paul’s University Counselling Centre, I provided supportive counselling at the Well (a drop in day centre for woman and children). In my role as a volunteer floor and outreach worker at The Well, I offered immediate response through crisis intervention, and outreach. I was given the opportunity to facilitate referrals to other social services whenever appropriate. Aside from connecting the woman with these resources, I provided them with advocacy. Among the some of the issues which these woman were dealing with included homelessness, low income, housing issues, abuse, trauma, suicide ideology as well as issues of sexual identity.