I am an experienced Social Worker, trauma therapist, consultant, educator and personal trainer. My work is informed by an understanding of the nervous system and how oppression impacts our bodies and communities.
My practice addresses depression, anxiety, relationship struggles, trauma and deepening one’s resources and capacity and I am guided by social justice. I am particularly passionate about working with front line workers, first responders and community activists to deepen their understanding of trauma and find meaningful strategies to sustain themselves in the work they do.
I’m currently undergoing training in Somatic Experiencing®, a body and nervous system approach to trauma. I also continue to receive training on best practices for clinical consultation and trauma-informed practice.
Over the past two decades, I have worked in a wide variety of settings and roles including street outreach worker, mental health counsellor on an LGBT health team, youth worker, professor of social work, creative writing facilitator and owner of a LGBT and body positive gym.I’m a queer mom of two kids and I love to pump iron.