I’m a specialized generalist – Violence Prevention and Trauma Recovery are my life’s work.

I endorse the Psychological Injury model of trauma recovery, rely on root cause analysis, use the Felitti ACE Scale, and fundamentally view trauma recovery as goal-oriented problem solving. You bring expertise from your situation, and I provide guidance, advice, counsel and direction on how to stabilize and improve your quality of life.

Experience and formation

  • MA Integrated Studies in Art Therapy 2019 current
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional 2017
  • Certified Mental Health and Psychedelic First Aider 2017
  • Certified TapRoot Root Cause Analyst/Investigator 2014
  • Certified National Safety Officer 2011
  • Organizational Development 2009
  • Diversity in Spiritual Care, Institutions 2007
  • Incarcerated Women and Restorative Justice 2006
  • Co-Occurring Disorder Initiative 2005
  • Youth Tobacco Reduction 2004
  • Inuit Health Services Kivalliq Region 2001
  • Youth Violence Prevention, international curriculum 1999
  • Certified Family Mediator 1998
  • Traditional midwife til legalization in 1997
  • Certified Competency Based Adult Educator 1997
  • BA Conflict Resolution/Management 1996
  • Sundancer and Traditional Helper (to date) 1989
  • First Nation Child Welfare autonomy training 1986
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault 1984
  • Child Sexual Abuse and Parenting 1982
  • Political Refugee host and instructor 1980
  • Arts and Crafts Instructor, local group home circa 1972