About Me


- Highlights of Qualifications -

  • Registered Psychotherapist
  • Non-insured Health Provider with Health Canada for Inuit and First Nations peoples
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Clinician
  • Emotional-focussed family therapy
  • Bachelor degree in social sciences, specializing in Psychology
  • Graduate diploma in palliative care
  • More than a decade of experience in assessment, crisis intervention and providing counselling services
  • Strong knowledge, skills and experience working in the mental health field
  • Experience working with diverse populations including multicultural and disadvantaged groups


- Key Skills & Experience -


  • Offers client-centered individual and family counseling for addictions, dual diagnosis and trauma around life changes
  • Provides assessments and referrals for clients to access additional services
  • Assistance in the development and implementation of recovery plans for addiction and behavioural challenges



  • Instructed classes both in a treatment centre environment and a post-secondary environment
  • Offers courses in Recovery, Relapse, Childhood Trauma, Dream Work in Trauma Therapy, Healing, Family Therapy, Communicating and Relating, Spirituality, etc…
  • Researches and develops curricula for courses related to Addiction and Mental Health
  • Speaks at various conferences about topics concerning women and addiction
  • Facilitates psycho-educational groups around family, self-esteem, grief, anger and responsibility


- Professional Work Experience -


Healing Circle Facilitator
Inuuqatigiit Inuit Children's Centre


2018 - Present

Group Facilitator
Serenity Renewal for Families


2016 – 2019

Board of Directors, Newgate 180  
Newgate 180, Merrickville, ON


2013 – 2015

Counsellor, Addiction and Recovery Services 
Sandy Hill Community Health Centre, Ottawa, ON


2013 – 2017

Group Facilitator
Mamisarvik Healing Centre


2013 – 2015

Counsellor, Addiction and Recovery Services
Private Practice, Ottawa, ON


2012 – Present

Instructor, Trauma and Addictions Program
Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON



2012 – 2016

Women’s Center Program Director
Newgate 180, Manotick,ON


2007 – 2012

Continuing Care and Relapse Prevention Manager
Newgate 180, Merrickville, ON


2004 – 2007


Professional Development


Gentle Yoga Teacher Training,
Montreal (2017)

Mindfulness Teacher Training,
Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic (2017)

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy,
Ottawa (2017)

Complex Trauma,
Ottawa (2016)

Mindfulness Traning,
with Michael Stone (2016)

Problem Gambling 1 and 2,
CAMH (2016)

Aboriginal Focusing Oriented Therapy,
Justice Institute of BC (2016)

Conference on Ethics in Mental Health,
JEMH, Coburg ON (2015)

SMART Recovery Training,
Online (2015)

Mindful Self Compassion Training,
Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic, Ottawa, ON (2014)

Conference on Trauma, Addictions and Other Related Disorders,
, B.C. (2011)

Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation
International Certified Co-occurring Disorders Professional (ICCDP), (2011)

Concurrent Disorders and Motivational Training,
CAMH, Ottawa, ON
, (2011)

Training Enhancement in Applied Cessation Counseling and Health (TEACH),
Ottawa, ON, (2010)

Case Management and Report Writing, Addiction Program,
McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, (2010)

Trauma, Healing and Reconciliation, Graduate Course in Spiritual Counseling,
St-Paul University,
Ottawa, ON, (2008)

Crystal Meth Summit, Stratford, ON, (2005)

The Fundamentals of Addiction, Addictions Ontario, Kitchener, ON (2005)

Counselling for Meaning, Graduate Course, St-Paul University, Ottawa, ON, (2004)