Social Work Therapy and Experience Sharing
I am passionate about supporting people, communities and organizations in healing.
I do this through
Individual Counselling Services;
Clinical Consultation & Supervision Services;
Public Speaking and Training;
Organizational Knowledge Sharing
I have a special interest in untangling the impact of trauma within people, relationships and communities.
Counselling & Consulting
Who I am
I am a master-level social worker who is registered with the OCSWSSW.
The first decade of my career was working front-line with people who have been diagnosed with schizophrenia or bipolar mood disorder.
In 2011 I moved to North Bay, and began working in the violence against women sector, as the Executive Director of a sexual assault centre.
While working as an executive, keeping my therapeutic skills sharp was a top priority for me, and my clinical practice focused on providing therapeutic support to the survivors of violence who had the most complex needs, as well as clinical supervision.
I earned a post-graduate certificate in advanced clinical social work supervision with the prestigious Smith School for Social Work in Northampton Massachusetts.
I also taught for a few years for Canadore College and Nipissing University, and guest lectured at Laurentian University.
I have an active research portfolio, having been the community lead for a multi-year funded project studying human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation across Northeastern Ontario. With that project I co-facilitated an online webinar in 2019 to an international audience with 1,862 people registered.
I am taking the knowledge gained from over 16 years of combined experience in both of the mental health and trauma sectors, coupled with the different organizational positions I've held, to provide direct service practice to individuals and knowledge sharing to service providers & organizations.
Areas Of Service
I think of healing as becoming centered again, and reigniting our internal fire. The healing journey is different for everyone, and sometimes you may find yourself looking for someone who can help guide you along the way.
I use a blend of modalities and techniques, though the basis of my approach is primarily narrative therapy, delivered from a holistic perspective, though I have formal training in:
Brief Solution Focused Therapy
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Emotion Focused Therapy
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Psychodynamic Theoretical Approaches
One of my strengths is in building safe and secure therapeutic relationships. If you are looking for someone you can feel safe enough to open up with, perhaps give me a try. I would be honoured to join you in your own healing journey.
I provide services in both the North Bay and New Liskeard areas.
North Bay: 139 Worthington st East
New Liskeard: 75 Dixon st
An understanding of the role and impact of trauma is of growing importance among service providers and organizations. This is wonderful news for our clientele whose lives have been touched by traumatic events and need trauma-informed care. It is my goal to support service providers and organizations in becoming trauma-informed.
I do this by providing:
Clinical supervision to help mitigate the impact of trauma work on those who help (vicarious trauma, secondary trauma, compassion fatigue, moral distress);
Clinical consultation for service providers interested in exploring different perspectives in their work, including trauma-specific concepts;
Trauma-specific support on special projects;
Experience sharing and workshops for service providers and organizations to learn more about trauma, working with trauma and/or impact of trauma on organizations.
Rate for clinical supervision and consultation: