MY APPROACH TO WELLNESS

modern traditional therapy blended

with ancient traditional healing

• a spiritual and non-religious approach to increasing overall wellness and joy in life⁣

• a combination of social work and animist practices including : narrative therapy, inner child work, soul recovery, mindfulness, spirit bridge journeys, ancestral healing and energy healing⁣

• the client is the expert and I act as an ally on your journey⁣

• a guide to your own inner knowing⁣

• a key to unlocking your own inner truths to getting in touch with your life path and purpose⁣

• an emotional support while you explore and process your inner and outer world to create harmony in your life⁣

• a guide along side you on your path towards connecting with your inner wise self, ancestral guides and spirit guides⁣

Support can be offered in person, on the phone or by video online

SOCIAL WORK 
 

Social Workers work with individuals, families, groups and communities to enhance their individual and collective well-being.

As a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, I aim to help empower people to develop skills and connect to the resources that they need so they can support themselves in achieving their emotional and spiritual goals. Social Work looks at not only the individual but how their challenges connect to the broader social systems that they exist within. ⁣

The uniqueness of social work practice is in the blend of particular values, knowledge and skills, including the use of relationship as the basis of all interventions and respect for the client’s choice and involvement.

ANIMISM
 

Animism is a way of understanding the world that roots back to ancient times and honours the spirit and energy in all things. ⁣There is no one way to be animist or practice animism as it is a unique experience for each individual and community. 


We humans are part of nature and therefore we are impacted by nature. Nature is our greatest healer and teacher.

By connecting with our earth through rituals, mythology and other earth honouring practices, we can heal and rediscover our roots. Understanding our roots, connection to nature and ancestral past are all significant pieces to understanding ourself and our place in this world. ⁣

Animism is the birthplace of religion. It is a modern term that speaks to the way life was when humans lives connected with nature and the spirit realms. I use cards , spirit bridge journeys, energy work, sacred stories and real life magic to connect people to their subconscious self, each other and their spiritual path.

Together we'll cross the bridge from what was to
what will be 

CHALLENGES I OFFER SUPPORT FOR :

  • lack of self-love or confidence

  • not knowing where to begin to help yourself

  • feeling stuck 

  • feeling like you don't belong in this world

  • being on auto-pilot often or zoned  out

  • letting go of habits that are no longer serving you 

  • dissatisfaction in day to day life

  • disharmony at work

  • feeling like life lacks meaning

  • unhealthy relationship patterns

  • conflict with family members

  • challenges with boundary setting

  • disconnect in a partnership

  • challenges with dating 

  • emotional pain from relationships

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CHANGES YOU MAY EXPERIENCES : 

  • belief that you can have the life you want

  • connection back to your inner spirit 

  • clarity about what you want to create and manifest in your life

  • a deeper satisfaction and joy in life

  • shifting and dissolving of barriers that are limiting your flow 

  • discovery of your passions and magical abilities

  • developing and attitude of gratitude

  • learning how to manifest

  • acceptance / letting go of perfectionism

  • compassionate self-communication 

  • new habits that serve you, letting go of the ones that don't

  • understand and experience the power of vulnerability  

  • letting go of relationships that don't serve you

  • lovingly parenting yourself
     

(results may vary and are dependant on many variables)

WHO CAN BENEFIT? 
 

  • people of all ages ready to connect with their inner self and to explore life from a spiritual perspective 

  • anyone that feels blah and  like something is missing in your life

  • anyone that feels stuck and isn't sure what's wrong

  • anyone that feels like their life is out of balance 

  • anyone that feels they are settling in life but wants more 

  • anyone that feels like the spiritual part of their life needs a boost

  • anyone tired of mainstream counselling approaches and feeling unheard, judged or misunderstood

CLIENT FOCUS 

Faith

  • all spiritual, religious and non-religious backgrounds
     

Ages
  • Children (6 to 10)

  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)

  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)

  • Adults

Communities
  • Bisexual Allied

  • Body Positivity

  • Gay Allied

  • Non-Binary Allied

  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy

  • Queer Allied

  • Racial Justice Allied

  • Sex Worker Allied

  • Sex-Positive, Kink Allied

  • Transgender Allied

  • Vegan Allied

SPECIALTIES
 

Focus

  • Spirituality

  • Life Coaching

  • Self Esteem
     

Issues
  • Life Transitions

  • Spiritual Awakening

  • Support Processing Psychedelic Experiences

     

Mental Health
  • Mood Disorders

  • Thinking Disorders

APPROACH 
Types of Therapy
  • Coaching

  • Compassion Focused

  • Culturally Sensitive

  • Eclectic

  • Emotionally Focused

  • Existential

  • Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Narrative

  • Strength-Based
     

Modality
  • Individuals

  • Group
     

Video/Skype
  • Online Counselling  Available

More Frequently Asked Questions 

ARE YOUR FEES COVERED BY OHIP?


Social work and psychotherapy are regulated health professions in Ontario, however they are not currently covered under OHIP.
Many extended health benefits/employer benefits do cover social work services (typically in your health and dental insurance package). I encourage you to speak with your insurance provider about counselling services provided by a registered social worker and psychotherapist to determine your eligibility and approved rates of coverage. As of 2012 psychotherapy services provided by registered social workers are now recognized as an income tax deductible medical expense by Revenue Canada. 

 

WHAT ARE YOUR FEES FOR SERVICE?


The fee per therapy session is based on the standard rates for psychotherapists in Hamilton, which tend to range between $100 and $250 per session depending on the therapist's education and experience. I charge $130 for intakes (approximately  2 hours long) and $120 for a 1 - 1.5 hour session. If finances are a barrier for you, we can explore sliding scare options.

 

ARE YOUR SERVICES CONFIDENTIAL?


My professional code of ethics, under the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, clearly defines that all information you share with me is confidential and will not be communicated, directly or indirectly, to anyone without your informed and written consent. The law states that there are rare exceptions to this rule, which we will discuss during our initial consultation.  Although our therapy sessions will be kept confidential, You may also reveal anything that we have discussed in therapy to anyone you want.

WHATE ARE YOUR SPIRITUAL BELIEFS? DO I HAVE TO BELIEVE THE SAME?

I respect and honour all beliefs and practices that do not harm or infringe on the right or safety of others. I have been involved (online) with the Web of Life 'Church' , based out of Tuscon Arizona for 3 years.  This 'church' is not a place, as sacred space is whatever we make it. Web of Life is an animist church that supports people in dispelling the beliefs and practices that have been forced upon humans through colonization. The trainings I have done with Web of Life have been about discovering my own way, rather than being told what to believe. Below are the ways Animism is experienced by the friends of Web of Life. This is a living document that has changed over time.  These words resonate for me but I do not insist that other share the same beliefs. I am here to support you in discovering your own path. 

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