Welcome to The Practice.
I am a Registered Social Worker with a Masters Degree, a Somatic Experiencing (SE) Practitioner, and a Registered Yoga Teacher. I studied SE under Peter Levine and the Trauma Institute, and base my work on his teachings. Through my years working in Early Childhood Education, Mental Health, Oncology, and teaching yoga, I have seen first hand the innate relationship between the body and mind as they relate to each other through the nervous systems. It is my experience that in befriending this relationship we gain greater capacity for healing.
On a more personal note, I have been gifted with four precious souls I get to call my children. Looking at how they have grown and reflecting on our years together, I am humbled by the depth of a mother’s love. Be it skinned knees, growing pains (mental, emotional or physical), grief, bedtime snuggles, joys and celebrations, the practice of nurturing those relationships created an enduring, deep love.
I believe in relationship, and that healing happens when people are seen, heard and understood.
“I am, because you are.” – Ubuntu
In January 2018 I took my ‘heroine’s leap’ and opened The Practice.
Whether you are experiencing an ebb in life or adjusting to a new season of flow, many people find counselling helpful. As a Registered Social Worker, my services may be covered by insurance. For more information about services please browse my website and feel free to contact me with any questions.
Child, Youth & Family
There are numerous twists and turns that happen during child, youth and family development. Whether you are in the process of starting a family, raising children, or launching young adult children, professional counselling can help support and guide both the child and the parents.
- Family Planning
- Prenatal workshops
- Postpartum/Attachment care
- Childhood phases & stages
- Empty nest
- Clarity counselling during and post separation/divorce
- Parenting plan mediation for dual parenting homes
Psychosocial Cancer Care
Humans are multi-faceted beings with complex systems. The lived experience of receiving a life threatening diagnosis can be earth shaking. Navigating the medical system and receiving medical intervention can leave one feeling conflicted and disembodied.
Although medical treatment can have the power to cure, sometimes cure alone is not enough to heal. Professional counselling can help heal such trauma; thereby increasing resiliency restoring the capacity to enjoy all that life has to offer.
- Pediatric, Young Adult, Adult
- Early diagnosis
- Working with your care team
- End of treatment/return to work
- Family support
The Heroic Journey
I believe we are the authors of our own life story and the strength and wisdom it takes to write and live our dreams is already within us. I also know that the one thing constant in life is change. Some changes we choose, others we don’t. It’s true we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, however, we do have the option to respond and live from our own truth. Through counselling, you’ll have the opportunity to befriend yourself, embrace your power and connect to your own life energy.
- Women’s Mental Health
- Workplace stress
- Grief, loss
- Anxiety, Depression
- PTSD, Trauma
Sessions For Somatic Experiencing Students
I am an approved session provider for students of the SE Community. As an SE Practitioner I have integrated SE into my practice throughout my various professional roles. SE session credits will be provided to beginner and intermediate students. Sessions are intended to support the experiential learning process of SE. Whether you are near or far sessions can be provided either in person or via Zoom.
- Beginner SE Students
- Intermediate SE Students
Remote, Online and Home Visit Options
Whether it’s because of your personal preference, to balance life’s schedules or due to illness. Online and home visits are available. When booking a telephone session the therapist will call you at your agreed upon time. For online session you will receive an email with a link and password. If requesting a home visit the therapist will arrive at your location at the expected time. All appointments come with confirmation notices.
Would you like to book a session? Other questions and/or concerns? Please use this form to send me an email and I will get back to you as soon as possible!
Located in Saskatoon, SK