I create a warm, caring container that allows for deep work. It is my belief that the body’s “felt sense” is a powerful resource for the healing of trauma and for a myriad of psychological and existential issues. I use an eclectic approach, integrating elements of Focusing-Oriented Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Art Therapy, and Jungian-based dream work into the practice as needed. With couples, I rely on the Emotionally-Focused Therapy model.
I support individuals who are grappling with trauma and PTSD, difficult life transitions, and bereavement (grief). I have experience working with a wide range of addictions, including codependency and love/relationship addictions. I specialize in working with creative people and folks with highly sensitive nervous systems (HSP). I am trained to engage a variety of faith and/or spiritual frameworks. I can offer support to individuals who are looking to integrate shamanic and/or medicine journeys.
I draw from a lifetime of personal healing work, contemplative practices, artistic practices, and academic study. My interest in healing began with an apprenticeship with a traditional Woodland Cree Elder at the age of eighteen. I have a Masters degree in Psychotherapy and Spirituality and am trained as an Art Therapist and Clinical Counsellor. I have taught and supervised Art Therapy for many years at the post-secondary and professional levels. I have been working in private practice since 2009 in the Edmonton area.
I welcome individuals of all faiths, sexual orientations, and cultural backgrounds. I emigrated to Canada as a child, have lived in diverse cultures, and continue to develop cross-cultural sensitivity. I have lived and worked in First Nations communities and am blessed to have Inland Tlingit family ties.
I work with children, adolescents, and adults.