Counsellor | Coach | Psychotherapist
I’m a registered psychotherapist, counsellor, and life coach. Learn more about counselling, coaching, & psychotherapy, my approach, and working with me.
I teach about humanity, nature, and their complex relationship. P.S. Humans are nature.
I share my reflections on my blog and elsewhere. Check out my blog.
My research explores how people experience nature and how this relates to mental health and environmental behaviour. Learn more about my research.
Counselling | Coaching | Psychotherapy
"To be human
is to become visible
what is hidden
as a gift to others"
I work with all types of people, both in person (in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada) and online (via Zoom). I have a special interest in serving the (neuro)divergent: outside-of-the-box folks who identify, for example, as complex, creative, gifted, intense, and/or highly sensitive. I assist individuals with a variety of issues, including:
Anxiety & depression;
Career crises & vocational identity;
Climate trauma, eco-anxiety, ecological grief;
Grief and bereavement;
Major life transitions;
Relationship & family issues (including raising gifted kids);
Sexual orientation & gender identity;
Spirituality & existential issues;
I care deeply about you and your particular life challenges.
I'm dedicated to helping you reach your important and unique life goals.
I understand (personally, professionally, and academically) how complex life can be and the many difficulties it can present. I also know that change is always possible.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist, have a Masters degree in Spiritual Care & Psychotherapy, and am a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP).
>>>Learn more about counselling, coaching, & psychotherapy, my approach, and working with me.
A More Beautiful World
“Another world is not only possible, she is on her way. On a quiet day, I can hear her breathing.”-Arundhati Roy We are living through tumultuous times. Of course, there is the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic with its yet unknown long-term global impacts. Readily apparent, too, is increasing social inequality and political polarization the world over. Read more about A More Beautiful World[…]
Earth Activism & Ecopsychology
On Thursday, September 19th, 2019 (the night before the start of the Fall 2019 week of global climate strikes), I had the opportunity to speak on a virtual panel (hosted by the Canadian Ecopsychology Network) with three wonderful eco-professionals — Rebekah Hart, Ann Ronald, & Anthony Wilson. The title of the panel discussion was, “Earth Read more about Earth Activism & Ecopsychology[…]
Growing with Nature (Part 2) – Inspiring Development
Growing with nature. What shape waits in the seed of you to grow and spread its branches against a future sky? – David Whyte This is Part 2 of a five-part blog series I am using to explore how gifted adults can harness their developmental potential by uniting their inner nature with outer nature. I Read more about Growing with Nature (Part 2) – Inspiring Development[…]
Growing with Nature (Part 1) – Positively Disintegrating
Positive disintegration. This is Part 1 of a five-part blog series I am using to explore how gifted adults can harness their developmental potential by uniting their inner nature with outer nature. I initially introduced several of the ideas I discuss in this series in an article I wrote for the journal, Advanced Development. In Read more about Growing with Nature (Part 1) – Positively Disintegrating[…]
My Review of Searching for Meaning: Idealism, Bright Minds, Disillusionment, and Hope by James T. Webb
It’s very hard to keep your spirits up. You’ve got to keep selling yourself a bill of goods, and some people are better at lying to themselves than others. If you face reality too much, it kills you — Woody Allen Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, Read more about My Review of Searching for Meaning: Idealism, Bright Minds, Disillusionment, and Hope by James T. Webb[…]
Beyond Undoing Why then have to be human? Oh, not because happiness exists nor even out of curiosity, but because being here means so much, because everything here, vanishing too quickly seems to need us, and strangely keeps calling to us. To have been here once, completely, even if only once, to have been at Read more about Beyond Undoing[…]