Ever since I was a little girl I've been fascinated by people's stories and my tender heart ached for the suffering in the world. I've always wanted to help people. Becoming a parent helped me understand my highly sensitive nature and started my journey of holistic healing.
For the past twenty years, I have been blessed to journey with thousands of clients through individual and group counselling and am constantly in awe of the power of the human spirit to heal and thrive when provided with the right support and nurturing environment.
The practices I teach my clients to cultivate peace and find more joy in their lives are the ones I discovered on my own path to letting go of perfectionism and people-pleasing and reclaiming my peace. The tools I share to rewire our brains, protect our energy and have crucial conversations are what I use to move me from feeling anxious and overwhelmed, self-critical and afraid of change to experiencing an increasing sense of calm, self-compassion and courage as I embrace and express my authentic self.
It's my greatest joy to walk alongside clients on this journey of awakening and rising.
I have a silly side and laugh at the sound of my own laughter. Water is my happy place and walking is my daily non-negotiable. I love to read, especially memoirs and write poetry and join in the fun instead of watching from the sidelines. My two children are my greatest teachers and I've worked hard to cultivate an equal partnership with my husband, learning everyday for the past 20 years.
In 2020, I was honoured to receive a Woman of Distinction award alongside incredible women in my local community.
I acknowledge the land that I live and work on as the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Anishnaabe and Neutrals Peoples. I am deeply committed to identifying my unconscious bias and using my privilege as a white, cis woman to uplift marginalized people and challenge systemic oppression. In addition to Truth and Reconciliation training, BIPOC specific VAW training and training to better serve LGBTQ2S, I mentored with an Indigenous Medicine Woman and engage regularly in reading and crucial conversations about the impacts of racism, patriarchy and colonialism.