Degrees

Master in Education,Bachelor of Education specializing in Early Childhood Education

My Expert Service

Mental Heath Worker(OACCPP -Ontario Association of Consultants, Counselors, Psychometrists,& Psychotherapists) Along with over 25 years in the fields of Education and Social Services, I am trained in several approaches which are consistent with parent coaching, including Family Systems and Behavioral Therapy.For immediate short term counseling, I use my training in CBT, (Brief Solution Focused 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

As the founder and director of a pre-school program for seven years, I was a mentor to parents, who would often seek me out to discuss concerns regarding their children. I worked together with them to modify their child’s behavior, teach them new health promoting skills, and connect them with parent child resources in the Ottawa community. I have developed several methods of assisting children on an emotional level by using such skills as role playing and art therapy. I provide ongoing counseling, 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. I provided supportive counseling 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 and their children with advocacy.