I have particular skill to work with multihome and blended families. I am trained in Family Mediation related to separation/divorce, parenting plans, custody/access, estrangement, and family reconciliation. I conduct professional assessments and make recommendations for custody/access, as well as children’s views. Assessments are thorough and professional.
Conveniently located near downtown Guelph. Free parking. Daytime and evening appointments.
Some of my specialities are working with clients who are experiencing relationship issues, grief, alcohol and drug, marital conflict, depression and anxiety, financial, separation and divorce issues . As well I do anger management and domestic violence counselling with both men and women.
Fees are based on a sliding scale according to household income. I also do Employee Assistance counselling and working with Victims of crime.
In addition to presenting problems, a person’s DREAMS matter very much. However,since most people tend to ignore, or do not remember their dreams,there is no expectation that dreams will be included. I can work with or without dreams, but encourage people to remember them for best results.
Today, there is an epidemic of doctors who too readily prescribe medication for psychological problems These medications can be helpful, but too often they are only band-aids. Psychological problems require our deepest psychological understanding, and not only medications that often dull or numb the issues out of awareness.
I have a masters in counselling psychology, am a practitioner of play and arts therapies. I’ve worked in mediation with divorcing and transitioning families. I hold a Phd in narrative approaches with chronically ill populations and grief, including HIV. I use experiential technique, paying attention to how change is a mind and body process.
I practice using a combination of talk therapy and experiential/creative arts approaches. My work with children usually includes art making and play.
I understand that initiating a counseling experience is a big step. You are welcome to call me to discuss your concerns and to decide if I will be a good fit for you. If I cannot help you, I will be happy to assist you in finding someone who will.
I have a diploma in Child and Youth work and a Bachelors and Masters degree in Social work. I am certified in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and use Solution Focused Therapy and mindfulness in my sessions where needed. I obtained a Diploma in Personal Nutrition and Sports and Fitness nutrition.
I am a woman who is dedicated and driven to support your journey. I am here to help heal unresolved past pain, help build healthy relationships, overcome fears and live a balanced life. I believe each person has strengths and burns for a desire for a joyful life.
Life can be challenging, whether planned or unexpected. Trauma and loss can sometimes be overwhelming as we learn to navigate those life stressors. Careers and relationships can require attention and children are learning their way in this world. In working with an individual, couple or family, I offer an approach that values your experiences and strengths while supporting you to develop new skills and empower change. Making that first call demonstrates that you are motivated to make a change and that is an act of courage.