I support youth (12+) and adults (particularly people who identify as women) through a range of mental health issues. This may include trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, and self esteem. As a person with both Mohawk and settler ancestry, I view each person in a holistic way that considers the emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of their being. My approach is often described as laid-back, gentle, and non-judgmental.
I have 12+ years of experience in the field of social work and 25+ years of experience with horses. I have certificates as a Certified Trauma Integration Clinician through ATTCH and in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Level 1 through the Hincks Dellcrest. I am trained in the Fundamentals of EAGALA Model (Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association) which informs my equine therapy practice.
Video/phone/in person at home office: $130 per 55 minute session
Equine-assisted psychotherapy: $160 per 55 minute session
Workshops: Please contact
Therapy rates may be covered through one of the following options:
- Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) for individuals with Indigenous status
- Blue Cross/Veterans Affairs Canada
- Greenshield Canada
- Most employment benefits
Payment can be made through cash, credit card, or etransfer. A cancellation charge up to the full session fee may be charged if less than 24 hours notice for cancelling an appointment. I appreciate your prompt payment. If there is an unpaid session on the account, future sessions may be cancelled until payment has been made.
Used in both office-based and equine-assisted counselling
Integrative Trauma and Attachment Treatment Model
With a trauma-informed lens, individuals can safely process and make sense of their trauma. This is done in a gentle and supportive way that involves drawing, cognitive restructuring, and grounding strategies.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
This is an evidence-based practice that seeks to help people identify negative thoughts and reframe them into positive thoughts. It is often integrated into trauma counselling but also stands alone, particularly to help with anxiety, depression, and self esteem.
Whether through meditation, artwork, or working with the horses, mindfulness is incorporated throughout my practice. Mindfulness helps people experience peace and become more attuned to their emotional needs.