I’m a specialized generalist – prevention and recovery are my life’s work.

I am a certified as a Clinical Trauma Professional through The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute Boston, trained by Bessel van der Kolk, MD following the launch of his global best seller, The Body Keeps The Score. I am currently undertaking a Master of Counselling Psychology researching harm reduction and insight integration for adults with complex developmental trauma, specifically those living with suicidality.

Technical writer and poet, hazard and risk manager, health/safety/environmental specialist, project manager, mediator, facilitator, educator, traditional midwife, Sundancer, medical service dog owner/trainer, plant medicine practitioner. Expert in root cause analysis and risk management.

I offer counselling in a small private practice in Winnipeg Manitoba, and via Skype. The essential element in my therapeutic practice is competency and capacity building – practicing safe emergencies together so you can connect and thrive in your 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