Thank you for taking the time to view this page. I have been working in the field of Mental Health & Addictions for close to 20 years. I am a Certified Telemedicine Addiction Counselling Professional, Problem Gambling Counsellor, Addiction Counsellor, Intimacy Anorexia Therapist, Partners Recovery Therapist, Sexual Recovery Therapist, and Clinical Supervisor.
As you can see from the credentials listed below, I am very much committed to personal and professional growth. I have enjoyed a number of successes throughout my career including media spots, program development, training, supervision, conference speaking, journal publication, and being recognized as a leader in the field of addictions to name a few.
None of the above experiences; however, compares to the honour of supporting clients in the pursuit of recovery and a lifestyle of wellness. I have been witness to countless #StigmaSlayers overcoming longstanding strongholds and finding peace and serenity in the lives. I work within a client-centered approach which means that I meet people where they are in their life.
With my background/training, I am well versed in Trauma Incident Reduction, Cybercounselling, SMART Recovery, Abstinence-based (12 Steps), Harm Reduction, and Holistic/Cultural approaches to recovery including Acudetox. As a compliment to the above, I have completed additional certificate training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Narrative Therapy.
My undergraduate, graduate studies, and lived experience has afforded me with a competency in working with FNIM populations. I carry with me in addition to some beautiful teachings of the Original Peoples of Turtle Island a solid understanding of my own Celtic ancestry and the Spirit Name of Spiorad Fear Cleite an Iolaire Gheal which translated means Spirit of the White Eagle Feather Man. I am, simply, a helper to the people.
I look forward to the opportunity of working with you and supporting your recovery goals.