A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ME
registered psychotherapist * spiritual practices guide
Most of my life's journey is discovering how to find moments of joy and what gets in my way. Along this path, I have travelled, worked, studied, parented and played. After a 20 year career in Human Resources with an international development non-profit, I took a leap and went back to school for my master's in spiritual care and psychotherapy. This was a great decision, and I've been loving being a psychotherapist since I started practice in 2018.
I approach life and work with a desire for balance, a zest for the creative and a natural curiosity. I’m a long-time enthusiast of spirituality, yoga, health, art, movement, meditation and meaningful connections. Through it all, I am compiling an abundance of life experience to share with others... (including YOU!) along the journey.
If this sparks your interest, I'd love to start a conversation!
EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS
MA in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy, WLU, 2018
Traumatic Bereavement Course, WLU, 2023
Restorative Yoga Teacher Training, The Branches Yoga Studio, 2023
Online Counselling Workshop, Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute, 2022
Rewire the Anxious Brain Training, PESI, 2020
Therapeutic Modalities of Mindfulness Certificate, WLU, 2018
ACT for Beginners, Psychwire Online Training, 2018
BA, Psychology, University of Waterloo, 1994
Certificate, Ontario Jubilee Program for Spiritual Deepening, Phase 1, 2015
Human Resources Mang't Certificate, Conestoga College, 2001
Therapeutic Counsellor, HopeSpring Cancer Support Centre (through ICC) 2022 to current
Associate Therapist, Delton Glebe Counselling Centre 2018 to current
Director, Human Resources, MEDA 1994-2015
Freelance HR Consultant 2016-2018
ACCREDITATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS
RP, Registered Psychotherapist, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
Member, Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists
CHRL, Certified Human Resource Leader, Human Resource Professional Association of Ontario, Retired
THE FUN STUFF
Member, Interfaith Grand River Breakfast planning committee, 2019 to current
White Belt in Karate, 2018
Devoted Parent since 2007
Faithful Friend to a Select Few, various dates
Unrequited Artist, Relentless Party Planner, Improv Chef, Reluctant Preacher, and Continually Awe-Struck Participant in this Strange and Amusing World, 1971 to current.