~ Providing Services to Youth and Families for over 28 years ~
~ Transforming the world around us takes transforming who we are being in the world.
"Compassion, caring, teaching, loving, and sharing your gifts, talents, and abilities are the gateways to power." -- Jamie Sams
"When we feel stuck, going nowhere -- even starting to slip backward -- we may actually be backing up to get a running start." -- Dan Millman
"Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you love to do, in order to have what you want." -- Margaret Young
"What you believe yourself to be, you are." -- Claude M. Bristol
Counselling & Therapy
In private practice, I provide counselling, therapy and consulting services to individuals, youth and their families using a child-centered, relationship and strength based approach. I focus on building awareness, exploring blind spots and healing through a variety of therapeutic modalities and approaches. I use an innovative, clear and consistent style in my engagement with people and their learning on all levels - emotionally, physically, psychologically, energetically, and spiritually.
Behavior Intervention and Education Consulting
I work as a behaviour and autism interventionist, and an education and behavior consultant for youth and their families to help identify needs, develop and support individualized learning and behavior plans for education, personal growth, mental health, special needs, high-risk and behavior issues. I work in collaboration with community based and home school teams including teachers, special education service providers, counsellors and learning consultants.
Group Facilitation and Education
I offer community-based informational and skill building workshops on Providing Behavior Support, Building Emotional Intelligence, Youth Emotions Management, Parenting, and Communication to agencies, daycare providers and parents.
I also facilitate psycho-educational based youth and young adult groups for building Emotional Intelligence, Emotions Management and Conflict Resolution.
*Co-Facilitator of Tools For Success: Building the Emotional Intelligence of Youth Course at the Justice Institute of B.C.
*Facilitator for Emotions Management and Conflict Resolution Group for Youth Employment Program, Victoria, B.C.
*Co-Author of the Pathways To Power © Violence Prevention Program for Northern B.C. First-Nations Communities.