"Let the beauty we love
Be what we do." - Rumi
I see myself as a facilitator in a truly beautiful process to uncover and unearth the jewel in each one of us. I believe that as we recognize and then peel away and release that which no longer serves us, we can truly bloom and awaken to our fullest potential.
Helping individuals and organizations has been my lifelong passion.
For over a decade I have been working to help individuals move through difficult times, to heal the past and to bring their unique offerings to the world.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
I am currently completing a Masters degree that incorporates spiritually integrated therapy at the University of Toronto. I hold an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and a diploma in Psychotherapy from Transformational Arts College. I also have diplomas in Spiritual Direction and Holistic Health - Energetic Studies from Transformational Arts College.
I am a certified practitioner in Energy Diagnostics and Treatment Methods (EDxTM). I have certificates in Body-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Applied Mindfulness Meditation.
I have additional training in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Informed Therapy and Mindful Energy Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Energy Psychology for Trauma and Couples Therapy.
I am a Member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Psychometrists.
I have integrated mindfulness-based interventions following the completion of a Specialist Certificate in Applied Mindfulness Meditation from the Clinical Mindfulness and Psychotherapy program at the University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work.
Since 1999 I have been practicing meditation under the guidance and teaching of a number Tibetan meditation masters and Western meditation teachers. I have had the opportunity to study and receive teachings in retreat in Canada, the United States, India and Nepal. As part of my personal practice, I am currently in the sixth year of a nine year meditation program in the Tibetan Buddhist monastic tradition.
I have experienced great personal growth through the practice of mindfulness and meditation. It is an honour to integrate my personal interest into my professional work for the benefit of others.