'Tell me what you fear and I will tell you what has happened to you' DW Winnicott
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor working in Mental Health and Substance Use for the past 20 years.
I am a Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) trained therapist in the Phase III clinical trials using MDMA assisted therapy for individuals with severe PTSD. I am also an Associate Supervisor for MAPS, supporting therapists-in-training in the European MAPS sponsored MDMA clinical trials, as well as supporting therapists-in-training in the US at Expanded Access clinical sites.
I work from a harm reduction, strengths based, trauma-informed perspective, as well as from an anti-oppression framework. I work with individuals addressing trauma, anxiety, depression and life transitions.
I am available to support individuals in Canada who have received Health Canada exemptions to possess psilocybin to treat end of life distress, treatment resistant depression, and substance use disorders.
My mentor is Dr. Ingrid Pacey, Psychiatrist and the Vancouver MAPS Phase II Principle Investigator for MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD.
I believe in each individual’s innate capacity to move towards wholeness and healing and that a safe environment, ethical care and an optimal set and setting can be important components in realizing this potential.