I am extensively trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I am also Certified by the Quantum Success Coaching Academy as a Transformational Coach. In 2019, I received the For Entrepreneurs by Entrepreneurs (FEBE) Holistic Health Award.
I am one of the pioneers of DBT in my community. In 2008, I became the first therapist in my city to offer both individual and group DBT in private practice. Given my success rate with clients using this approach and one of the few in the city extensively trained by the Behavioral Teach Institute in this model, I soon became a “go to” person providing DBT clinical consultation and workshops to other mental health professionals and organizations.
In addition to providing DBT workshops for the last 20 years, I have offered workshops on suicide intervention, crisis intervention and understanding mental health to hospitals and various mental health and social service organizations. I have also provided transformational workshops in my community to business network groups, multilevel marketing companies, spirituality centers and independently, on topics related to career, business, money, weight release, assertiveness and effective stress management.
Since 2016, I have been volunteering as an executive committee member of Mental Health Professionals Ottawa. In 2017, I wrote an e-book called “My Tenacious Heart: Truth Telling Taking this Entrepreneur Home” intended for new entrepreneurs in helping them keep on keeping on in their business. Previously, I have been an expert contributor to the on line magazine “Power2doit” and in local print, “Neighbours” magazine. I have also had the pleasure of being interviewed on podcasts such as “Living Your Intentions” and “Relationship Confidential”.