I have been working as a trauma therapist since 2001. During the last decade and a half, my focus has included working with children, youth and families.
I also have a Masters of Social Work (clinical focus) from the University of Manitoba and am a Registered Social Worker.
My clinical interest in trauma and crisis recovery has grown out of my work with sexual abuse survivors and my experiences living/working internationally in civil war/post-war contexts (in Bogota, Colombia; the Balkans – Tirana, Albania; and Belfast, Northern Ireland). I also have a lot of experience working with and learning from Indigenous communities in Canada’s North. Much of my learning about the dynamics of intergenerational trauma has been informed by my experiences in these contexts.
In addition to my active therapy practice and full training schedule, I am thrilled to be working with the counselling staff at Rainbow Resource Centre as their Clinical Supervisor.
When I’m not working, I can be found running around with my two boys, cycling, reading, cooking, listening to music or playing classical guitar.