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MY STORY

I have been working in the field of community mental health for the past 11 years, completing my formal education in Criminology (BA, MA) and Social Work (MSW).   I have developed a passion for working alongside individuals as they embark on their journey of self-discovery, personal growth and healing.  Navigating the terrain of our inner struggles to create lasting meaningful change is one of the most courageous things we can do as human beings, and continues to inspire me in my work as a therapist.

I have also completed extensive mindfulness training over the past 6 years.  Through this training I have become a qualified teacher in Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT) (MiCBT Institute, AU), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) (University of Massachusetts, School of Medicine), and Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training (MB-EAT) (Center for Mindful Eating, NH).  I am currently working towards my qualifications as a teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Training Course (University of San Diego, School of Medicine). These trainings have been highly instrumental in my own personal growth, and in the work that I do with individuals and groups.

 

MY APPROACH

I work collaboratively with individuals to explore presenting concerns, unpack the causes and conditions reinforcing them, and work through personal and interpersonal blocks that impede on their healing and personal growth.  I draw on the deeper long term values of the individual as a guidepost while we move through therapeutic process.
I draw upon a variety of treatment approaches, including: Internal Family Systems (IFS) Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and mindfulness-based interventions.

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SERVICES

Here to support you on your healing journey.

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INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

I offer virtual therapy sessions to individuals 19 years of age and older.  I have a special proficiency in the treatment of chronic stress, anxiety, perfectionism, and burnout.

MINDFULNESS COURSES

I run two 8-week mindfulness programs (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program & Mindful Self Compassion Training Course), and two 10-week mindfulness programs (Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behavioural Therapy course & Mindful Eating Course), along with Full and Half Day Silent Meditation Retreats.  The aim of these courses is to cultivate the capacity to meet our moment to moment experiences with an attitude of non-judgement, curiosity acceptance and kindness.  Mindfulness practice allows us to live life more fully, coming out of autopilot mode and embracing the simple joys of life even when difficulty is present.  It deepens our wisdom and compassion so that we can skillfully respond to our experiences, rather than reacting in ways that often fail to meet our deeper needs.

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RESOURCES

Explore the collection of tools, worksheets and information to support your mental health.

 
 

CONTACT ME

Ontario Address: PO Box 23017 Fairlawn Plaza PO, Ottawa ON, K2A4E2

New Brunswick Address: 117 Carleton St. Saint John, NB E2L 2Z6

tel:+1-506-405-2383

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • 3hr Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Introductory Workshop
    Nov 30, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. AST
    Station33: Cafe & Yoga, 33 Railway Crescent, Hampton, NB E5N 5L2, Canada
    Join us in this 3hr MBSR introductory workshop! You will learn a variety of teachings borrowed from the evidence-based MBSR Course aimed at supporting your overall growth and personal wellbeing
  • 3hr Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Introductory Workshop
    Dec 07, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. AST
    Station33: Cafe & Yoga, 33 Railway Crescent, Hampton, NB E5N 5L2, Canada
    Give yourself a gift of self compassion by joining us in this 3hr introductory workshop! We will be focusing on a number of the teachings offered in the evidence based Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Training Program.
  • Virtual 3hr Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Introductory Clinic
    Dec 08, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. EST
    Online event via zoom
    Join us in this 3hr MBSR introductory workshop! You will learn a variety of teachings borrowed from the evidence-based MBSR Course aimed at supporting your overall growth and personal wellbeing
  • Urban Mindfulness Retreat for Frontline Health Care Workers
    Sat, Dec 10
    MindsMatter withA&J CounsellingSolutions
    Dec 10, 9:00 p.m. – 9:05 p.m.
    MindsMatter withA&J CounsellingSolutions, 358 Rothesay Ave, Saint John, NB E2J 2C4
  • 8 Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Training Course
    Jan 11, 2023, 6:00 p.m. AST – Mar 01, 2023, 8:30 p.m. AST
    Station 33: Cafe & Yoga, 33 Railway Crescent, Hampton, NB E5N 5L2, Canada
    8 week program + full day silent meditation retreat
  • 3hr Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Introductory Workshop
    Jan 21, 2023, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Rising Tides Healing Centre, 192 River Valley Dr, Grand Bay-Westfield, NB E5K 1A4, Canada
    Join us in this 3hr MBSR introductory workshop! You will learn a variety of teachings borrowed from the evidence-based MBSR Course aimed at supporting your overall growth and personal wellbeing
  • Winter Mindfulness Retreat
    Sat, Jan 28
    Station33: Cafe & Yoga
    Jan 28, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. AST
    Station33: Cafe & Yoga, 33 Railway Crescent, Hampton, NB E5N 5L2, Canada
  • Winter Mindfulness Retreat
    Sat, Feb 25
    Station33: Cafe & Yoga
    Feb 25, 2023, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. AST
    Station33: Cafe & Yoga, 33 Railway Crescent, Hampton, NB E5N 5L2, Canada
  • Mindfulness-integrated Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MiCBT)
    Time is TBD
    Saint John, 117 Carleton St, Saint John, NB E2L 2Z6, Canada
    A mindfulness program applied in individual therapy sessions.
  • 3hr Mindfulness & Stress Reduction Workshop for Your Team
    Time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    If your business is interested in hosting a wellness workshop for your team, feel free to reach out if you would me to offer my teachings! Flat rate of $650.00CAD for upwards of 20 participants.