ABOUT ME

 “I have had a wonderful career helping people move closer to peace in their lives, may it be a peaceful moment where the kids are sitting down at the dinner table, or a moment of still confidence in your own worth. It became clear to me that counselling is a service that allows change to move from being something daunting and painful to something clear, focused and attainable.”

Training:

Arts One First Nations Program, Malaspina University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emily Carr Institute of Arts and Design
Graduate-diploma in Art Therapy, Vancouver Art Therapy InstituteThesis: Group work with Youth Inmates 
EMDR basic and advanced training, E.M.D.R.I.A.
Tripple P Parenting and Nobodys Perfect Parenting
Childrens Yoga Instructors course, Yoga Tree
Non-Violent Communication Training
Hakomi Therapy Workshops
Medicine Wheel Training, Kakakaway and Associates
Masters of Arts: Education, Simon Fraser University: Thesis: Creating Community Connections for Healthy Pregnancy and Parenting
Neurolinguistic Programming Master Practitioner, Thought Models 
Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina
Sexual Abuse Intervention, Cheryl Bell-Gadsby

Trauma focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina
Trauma and Addictions, Justice Institute of British Columbia
Addictions & Mental Illness, Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute  
Celtic White Bone Shamanic Apprenticeship Year 1 & 2, Angela Prider at West Coast Shamanic
When Survivors Give Birth, Penny Simpkin, Phyllis Klaus

Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, APT training: Level 1

BCPFFA Occupational Awareness Training: BC Professional Firefighters Association