Professional Experience

Taking action towards change is never easy and in many ways we have to be ready. This can be a process of exploration over time.. to prepare and gather information and resources, and begin the process of experimenting in small steps forward. I see clients within the systemic conditions within which they navigate, and their unique lived histories and experiences. I support the exploration and self awareness of dynamic healing and growth on their path of valued based growth.

I am a Registered Social Worker offering therapy for teens and adults with over 20 years of experience. 

I also offer clinical supervision to newer and experienced therapists, and practicum students. I have fulfilled certification as a  Yoga Teacher and teach privately and in groups. With the additional training in LiFeForce Yoga (the specific application for mental health settings) I incorporate appropriate skills and practices to help clients manage mood and disregulation. After 15 years working at The University of Waterloo in Counselling and Psychological Services  I partnered with Karen and Bill James-Abra and we opened The Space Within. We are celebrating 10 years here at the space with a team of  multidisciplinary practitioners. Now with Bill and Karen's retirement, The Space Within has partnered with RGA Psychotherapy and Counselling Services. Al Voort and myself are partners as we move forward to ensure quality services for our community and an environment that allows practitioners to thrive.

I have limited availability and see current and returning clients at this time. However, I can share referral resources and options.

Yoga and Meditation:
Chair Yoga for Seniors can be accessed through OneCare Stratford. This class continues virtually into Winter 2023. Contact One Care for registration information:  1-877-502-8277

Mindfulness groups and classes:
please forward your interest in receiving an updated newsletter with 2023 updates for upcoming programs: linda.mackay@thespacewithin.ca

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