REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLOR #12225
I have almost thirty years of experience working as a teacher, librarian and counsellor using a variety of approaches depending on the needs and wishes of the individual. I have worked collaboratively and creatively with hundreds of children, teens, and adults in public education and private practice over the decades. Regardless of circumstance, in the words of O’Donohue, “One of the deepest longings of the human soul is to be seen.”
I enjoy helping with all everyday life issues at any age or stage of development, including: anxiety • depression • anger management • conflict resolution • grief and loss • self-regulation • mindfulness • trauma • bullying prevention and reporting • relational aggression (‘frenemies’) • assertiveness, body language and boundaries • family systems and structures •self esteem and self-care • social skills for kids • developmental assets for individuals and families • motivation, affirmations and locus of control • courage and resilience • life changes and challenges • coping and caregiving • GLBTQ support • goal-setting • multiple intelligences • emotional intelligence • passion and purpose •study skills, organization and executive function • empath grounding and energy • creativity and self-expression • journal writing and reflection • habits of mind • belief systems and spiritual traditions.