I have been a social worker for over 20 years. During this time I have helped individuals, couples and families deal with personal challenges and life transitions including separation/divorce, mental health, grief and loss, parenting concerns, and substance abuse. I have worked in hospital, government, addictions services, Employee Assistance, and private practice settings.
My further training and qualification as an accredited family mediator allows me to bring additional skills to Collaborative practice.
I am a member in good standing of the Ontario Association of Social Workers, the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, Collaborative Practice Durham and the Ontario Association of Family Mediators.
I am excited to offer my skills as a Family Professional where I can fill the roles of separation coach and neutral facilitator as required by the Collaborative Team. The principles of Collaborative Practice engage me in a way that seems a perfect match for my strength-based and client-centered philosophy. Divorce is one of the most stressful events a couple/family can experience. I believe that a compassionate approach and the right support can help couples and families maintain the best possible family relationships during and after the separation and divorce process.