Life can be overwhelming, leaving you feeling helpless and
alone. It is not easy to find your way forward. Recreating yourself in a way
that embraces who you are and where you've been, to empower you to move towards
a life you may envision, is not simple but it can be done. My goal is to help
you find this path. Whether faced with a lifetime of challenges, or impacted by
a single traumatic event, I bring empathy, compassion and understanding to the
relationship. From that place of safety, I will support you to find the road to
acceptance, healing, and peace of mind.
With over 30 years of experience and training as an
educator, researcher, and therapist, I bring a wide variety of knowledge and
experience to my clients. I am a Registered Psychotherapist, trained in Relational
Psychotherapy, with additional training in Grief Therapy, Positive Psychology,
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Compassion-Focused Therapy. I am a
lifelong learner and actively engage expanding my skills and approaches to
working with clients in need.
training, in combination with lived experience of trauma and loss, has led me
to a focus on the issues of grief and bereavement, trauma, depression, and
My approach is relational, strengths-based, and
capacity-building. In taking this approach, I help people to move towards creating
a meaningful life. I purposefully create a space where clients feel safe,
valued, and heard, knowing that feeling alone with the struggles of life can be
overwhelming. I am willing to walk
alongside my clients as they find their way forward.
background in Therapeutic Recreation, a profession that focuses on the role of
free time engagements in creating a meaningful life, is one of the foundations
of my practice. I believe that finding experiences in life that create positive
emotion and express or develop personal strengths support feeling better,
moving forward, and living well. It is hard to feel bad when you are doing
something that uses or develops your natural gifts and talents. Finding those experiences with clients is
important to learning to live a happier life.
My office is centrally located in St. Catharines ON with
convenient street parking available. My
address is 14 Duke St., St. Catharines ON
My fees are $120 per 50 minute session and I may be able to
provide a sliding scale for clients with demonstrated financial need. I will also provide a receipt that can be
submitted to your insurance company.