I am the owner and director of Mindful Occupational Therapy Services. As an Occupational Therapist, I take a compassionate and creative approach to my work. I begin by connecting with a person’s strengths and problems. We collaborate to set realistic and functional goals. Taking a gentle approach, we work to address the traumatic losses and take steps forward.
My clinical experience includes assessing and treating children with autism and adults with brain injuries. I provide treatments in client’s homes and their communities. I have worked extensively in integrated residential care with adults who have severe acquired brain injury. While there, I developed the first occupational therapy program for the not-for-profit agency, which is still in use to date. My educational background includes a M.Sc. in OT and a BASc. in Child Studies.
The clinical area of practice that I am most passionate about is Mindfulness-based HeartMath Intervention, and Arts-based Occupational Therapy. I am a certified HeartMath Practitioner since 2012. These treatment modalities combine science and creative expression. The growth and changes that can happen for clients who accept these treatment modalities are remarkable!