Hold Fast & Co.
Warmly Welcomes Everyone
To all the misfits, counterculterers, offbeats, outsiders, stressed out parents, the alcoholics and the addicts, the depressed, the unsatisfied, the queer, the worried moms and dads, those living in grief and loss, the ADHD'ers, the ones who question their identity, the anxious, the labelled, the foster kids, the PTSD'ers and the ones who never feel good enough.
You belong here
I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) in the Provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan. I am Published Author and Sessional Instructor at the University of Calgary, teaching graduate and bachelor's level social workers about Trauma and Mental Health. I have a Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work (MSW), a Bachelor's Degree in Social Work (BSW) and over two decades of challenging social work roles in mental health and addictions with diverse children and families.
My trauma informed clinical practice integrates evidenced based treatment protocols and professional trainings, including Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF- CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Recovery Capital and creative engagement strategies. Concepts of Indigenous Ways of Knowing, Developmental Psychopathology, Attachment and Biopsychosocial theories inform my integrative counselling services.