Helping you put the pieces together
Professional Counselling + Death Doula Services
BHs - Addictions Counselling, MEd - Counselling Psychology
C.C.C. (Canadian Certified Counsellor)
I have been counselling in various capacities for about 20 years. My counselling degrees were through the University of Lethbridge and my academic doula training was from Douglas College (B.C.).
Although my main focuses are end of life work, grief, loss, transition, and change, much of my counselling client work has involved depression, anxiety, identity issues, relationships, emotional processing and awareness, and insight-building.
There are several theoretical frameworks that I draw from when working with a client. I believe in an integrated focus and will strive to match approaches to the individual client's needs, issues, and personality.
Personally and professionally, I am calm, approachable, inclusive, warm, and experienced with gender, romantic, and sexual minorities. My hobbies center around nature, games, learning, and fandoms. I am also an instructor in the Faculty of Health Sciences - Addictions Counselling Program at the University of Lethbridge and am passionate about supporting future counsellors.
Our in-person support is available from Nanton to the U.S. border, and from the B.C. border to Taber.
If you need in-person support and we are not able to serve you in your location, we would be happy to try to help you find someone who can.
(Local / International)
We offer one-on-one counselling services in a variety of formats:
at our Lethbridge office
at your location if you are house-bound, or you are in a hospital or another facility
by online video
by chat messaging
We also periodically provide group counselling and diversity training.
Our distance counselling services are available internationally.
While our practice is integrative and client-centered, it most often incorporates:
Existential Counselling Theory
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Gestalt and Somatic/Body
Feminist & Multi-Cultural Theory
(End of Life / ThanaDoula)
We consider it a great honour to support people as their life comes to a close. Sometimes this work is done months or years before death, and sometimes we are there as the last breaths are taken.
This is sacred work to us.
To support dying individuals and their families, we provide:
advanced care planning (at any life stage)
vigiling and similar support as death approaches and arrives
closing the circle / unfinished business
respite and wellness checks
Workshops and community programs are also available. For example, advanced care planning sessions can be arranged as a small or large workshop to reduce individual fees. We also network with other businesses and agencies to provide collaborative opportunities.
Support That Makes a Difference
We come to you!
Is it difficult for you to attend appointments due to illness, disability, or anxiety? Are you housebound or currently in a facility (hospital, long- or short-term care, hospice, etc)? There is a good chance that we can support you where you are. Contact us today to find out what will work best for you.
The more traditional method
Our office is located inside 907-3 Ave South. It is private and comfortable, and here you will find an intentional space for counselling. Alongside traditional therapy approaches, expressive art and sand tray supplies are available. In addition, arrangements can be made to take the session outdoors.
Video, Messaging, or Phone
If you live too far for mobile or office sessions, or are having too much difficulty to incorporate an in-person session, they can instead be arranged to take place by video chat, phone, or messenging services. Please contact us for more information.
Agency, Community, Individual
Groups can be made available for both agencies and private clients. Agencies can request group counselling to be provided in-house or externally. Individuals can contact us with interested themes or topics and if we do not have a matching group available currently or in the near future, we will gladly help you find one provided locally that may work for you.
"There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom."