Transforming lives since: January 2021
Front line experience: I am a clinician, researcher, and educator specializing in sensory processing and mental health. I have worked in diverse settings as an occupational therapist, including schools, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and substance use treatment centers.
Helping you thrive: Guided by the Intentional Relationship Model, I enjoy using different modes of engagement – advocating, collaborating, empathizing, encouraging, instructing, and problem solving – to support effective and mindful communication.
Keeps me going / Warms my heart: Seeing providers light up about polyvagal theory and the creative ways they integrate its concepts into treatment.
Words to live by / Favourite inspiring quote: “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” – Aldous Huxley
Personal interests / for fun / in my spare time: Running, practicing and teaching yoga, cooking, painting, and outdoor recreation.