My playful and compassionate spirit guides me in supporting the restoration of myself, others and the natural world, and, see how essential each of these pieces are for true healing.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Canadian Counsellor. I hold both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Masters degree in Counselling and Spirituality from University of Ottawa. I have has also completed the comprehensive trauma training, Somatic Experiencing, and am now an international assistant for these trainings. Somatic Experiencing guides my practice as I integrate it with Nature therapy, Attachment therapy, and Internal Family Systems therapy.
I am familiar with feelings of stress, anxiety, self doubt, and unworthiness. When these feelings take over, I used to find myself, either hiding away from life’s responsibilities, or pushing through until collapsing into a big heap of emotion. This cycle would leave me in patterns of burn out and isolation.
Discovering the world of dance helped me start the journey back to my body. I quickly learned to delight in movement and began exploring the wisdom of of my body through Somatic Experiencing.
I also began to spend more time outside, connecting to trees and plants and noticing how my body found more ease. I started to understand my place in the greater web of life. This was the deeper level of belonging I didn’t even know I was looking for all these years.
I began to understand how a lot of my suffering was a result of my body trying to protect itself, and the healing I experienced through dance and nature, had allowed me to begin to unwind these deeply held patterns.
I now have more space for living my authentic life full of wonder, aliveness and ease.
It is possible to return to a reciprocal relationship between your body and earth and find your home.
I would love to help guide your way.