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. As I move forward in this new partnership, we will continue to ensure quality services for our community and an environment that allows practitioners to thrive.