I hold a B.A. in Psychology, a Bachelor of Fine Arts and an M.A. in Creatives Arts Therapies. I am currently working towards a Doctoral Degree (Ed.D) with a research focus in distance Clinical Supervision practices. I am also working towards certification as a Somatic Experiencing trauma practitioner with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.
I have completed graduate level or professional training in the following areas: first stage trauma treatment, critical incident stress debriefing, complex trauma and dissociation in childhood, couples therapy, digital ethics and e-counselling, clinical supervision, rural mental health, art therapy, sandplay therapy and transcultural psychiatry. In addition to individual therapeutic work I am involved with pan-Canadian projects that are advancing counsellor regulation across the country.
Outside of work, I strive to bring balance to my life through my artistic practise as a painter. I usually show work in galleries on a bi-annual basis.