Originally from the Caribbean, I devoted my professional career as a counselor and social worker to helping people through the ‘dark night of the soul’. I worked on the front lines for two decades with suicidal clients, women in violent relationships, abused children, families in crisis and First Nations communities. In my decade with the Province of British Columbia, I also worked with people in addictions recovery and with mental health challenges, law enforcement and the justice system, as well as in community advocacy.
I discovered that there were alternative ways of working with my clients to provide deeper impact with their desire for change and healing, and looked to Eastern holistic health practices as well as Western scientific breakthroughs in the realm of subtle energy, or biofield, technologies.
I have two Master’s degrees (MSW, UBC; MSc, U of Toronto), and I am a Registered Social Worker with the BC College of Social Workers (#10585). I am a member in good standing with the BC Association of Social Workers.
I graduated from Langara College’s Integrative Energy Healing Program in 2012, an innovative and intensive three-year holistic health program requiring hundreds of supervised clinical hours of practical work combined with cutting-edge biofield energy research and technology. My teachers included leaders in the integrated energy healing field. I am a senior pranic healer, trained in advanced and psychotherapeutic pranic healing techniques. I hold a level II in Usui Reiki, and I am studying morphogenic fieldwork on an ongoing basis.
I am the organizer of the Richmond Holistic Professionals Network, and in my spare time, I am a writer, helping to host local literary events in my community. I love learning about new cultures and travel the world whenever I can!
Thoughts about my work..
I believe that my work with clients is an equal partnership.
My role is to be a mirror to help you take a look at your life from a grounded, professional, non-judgmental and compassionate place, and to allow you the space and time to focus on YOU!
I can provide you with tools and techniques to help stimulate your body’s own healing response at the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energetic levels. This work will be as effective as your readiness to embrace change.
Changing patterns in our thoughts and actions takes time and effort. There is no quick fix in life. Pills and distractions can mask symptoms, but deep, fundamental transformation requires both the ‘aha!’ moments as issues are untangled through sessions, as well as the resonance created by your actions afterwards.
I usually give homework in the form of journal questions, meditations or actions. As this is a partnership, I expect that we both do our part with sincerity, courage and integrity.