I'm a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a Grief Counsellor who offers trauma-informed mental health counselling to adults and youth. Over the 8 years I’ve been counselling in private practice, the 15 years I've been training and working in mental health, and a lifetime of walking my own path of healing, I’ve come to specialize in a body-focused approach to counselling that helps people navigate the emotional challenges they're facing with practical tools to access their innate healing resources.
I specialize in supporting people who are grieving a major loss; are facing major life decisions; are struggling with anxiety, depression and/or overwhelming emotions; are working through relationship challenges; and/or are seeking deeper balance, meaning and purpose in their lives.
I have a Masters in Counselling from OISE/University of Toronto (2005), advanced post-graduate training in Grief Counselling with Dr. Robert Neimeyer's Portland Institute of Loss and Transition (2012), and ongoing training in a number of methods that can help you access your body's inner healing resources, including depth psychology, expressive arts therapy, mindfulness-based stress reduction, non-violent communication, Circle process, and emotion focusing techniques.
As a survivor of breast cancer and a mother, I bring a deep understanding of the primary importance of nurturing self-care in our daily lives. I am also a musician and an active community volunteer with a special interest in social justice and environmental issues. I am deeply committed to anti-oppression approaches to mental health, and to supporting marginalised populations in creating systemic change.
As a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), license #008144, I am covered by many insurance programs and also offer a sliding scale for those in financial need.
About the Guelph Wellness House
I'm very lucky to be a part of an amazing team of practitioners at the Guelph Wellness House, located at 183 Norfolk St in downtown Guelph. When you arrive, you can park behind the building or on the adjacent streets. We also have 3 bus routes that stop steps away: 99 Mainline, 11 Willow West, and 3 Westmount.
When you arrive, just come in the front door, which is up a few steps, and make yourself comfortable in our reception area until our appointment time when I'll come down to meet you. There's a bathroom through the glass doors, and down the hall on your left.
My office is on the second floor, up a flight of stairs; but if you have mobility issues, we can book one of the main floor offices.