I have been a mental health clinician for over 13 years, having earned my Masters in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto in 2010. Most recently, I have worked in a hospital psychiatry setting (Peterborough Regional), providing clinical supervision to Masters-level counseling students, facilitating mindfulness groups, as well as practising psychotherapy with clients with severe mental health. My personal journey has led me through a 20 year voyage of healing through indigenous shamanic practices, vision quests, meditation retreats, and Western psychotherapies. Over the course of this time I have organized several vipassana mindfulness retreats as well as spending a year in residence at a meditation centre to immerse myself in the training. I currently have a particular interest in exploring the intersection of shamanic and movement-based practices, specially in how they relate to healing grief and the stuckness of depression.
In my other interests, I’m a modern dancer and aerial artist and interested in somatic approaches to healing.
I look forward to hearing from you and exploring if my experiences can be of support to you in your journey.