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A trained EMDR, Gestalt and Imago therapist, energy healer, and a long-time devotee of yoga and meditation, I believe that the more we accept who we are, the more we become who we are meant to be.

 

Through self-awareness and self-acceptance, we can become consciously aware of how our behaviors nurture or diminish ourselves and others.​

Comforting Hands

My Approach

None of us are islands, and none of our problems exist in isolation. We are always in relationship. How we move in the world has an impact on ourselves and everyone around us. Learning how to be responsible for our own behavior is both empowering and freeing, and nourishes joy, harmony, and a sense of well-being. I feel honoured to walk gently and respectfully with others on their healing journey.

Credentials & Education:

 

Master of Social Work degree, at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario

Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Psychology, Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Over 35 years’ experience with children, teens, and adults at mental health facilities, drug and alcohol treatment facilities, and private institutions, including:

 

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic - Pittsburgh, PA 

Gateway Rehabilitation Center - Pittsburgh, PA 

Family Services of Western Pennsylvania - Pittsburgh, PA 

Persoma P.C., Private practice group, Pittsburgh, PA

Post Graduate Training:

  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) certification.

  • Advanced IMAGO Therapist and IMAGO Workshop presenter for couples and individuals; the study of relationship philosophy and couple’s counseling techniques developed by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D. and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D.

  • EFT (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy) developed by Sue Johnson. Completed Externship and Core skills. 

  • Extensive training at the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland, Gestalt International, and the Violet Oaklander Institute, specializing in working with individuals, physical process (body work), couples, families, and children.

  • Specialized training at the Child Abuse Prevention Center (now Family Resources) to work with children who experienced sexual abuse.

  • Full Spectrum Healing Arts School: energy healing, chakra balancing and spiritual development.

  • Donna Eden Energy Medicine: currently enrolled in the 4-year program.