I remember being asked this question in an undergrad course years ago and the answer seemed so simple to put into words. Years later when life and living is so complicated, it is more difficult.
What defines me now is my long term relationship, that encompasses all that is important to me and brings challenges and new adventures. Family is very important and I like to keep them close to my heart. When I’m not in the office, you can find me traveling to places to relax, energize and be adventurous. At other times I am in the garden, reading, walking my dog or swimming at the Y.
Professionally, I earned my Masters in Counselling Psychology from McGill University, and have been in practice for over 25 years in different cities and countries. I have worked in four provinces and in the Middle East where I counseled students at a university.
Professional development is almost like a holiday for me: engaging, invigorating, creates passion for my work with clients, teaches me how to care for myself so I can care for my clients. To keep on top of my practice I engage in professional coaching twice a month to deeper develop my knowledge of Relational Life Therapy. This is a substantial investment that benefits the practice and clients and keeps me on top of what really matters most- giving clients the best approach that is available.