Education & Training

My education and training reflect my commitment to provide exceptional services in the pursuit of personal transformation.

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“imagination is more important than knowledge,” said einstein.


The following are my deeper dives into educational pursuits – 6 month studies or longer.

International Institute of Clinical Sexology

PhD Candidate in Clinical Sexology, specializing in Kink Conscious Education

City University of Seattle

Master of Counselling

University of Alberta

Bachelor of Arts, Women's Studies (Hons)

institute for the study of somatic sex education

foundations of somatic sex education, core course 1

Opening to Grace Somatic Studies

Relational Somatic Therapy Program

Options for Sexual Health

Sexual Health Educator Certificate (SHEC) graduate

Academy of Classical Oriental Sciences

Traditional Chinese Medicine (2.5 years of a 5 year doctorate)


The following are my shorter trainings.

Somatic Study with Mariah Moser

Rekindling Desire with Esther Perel

Motivational Interviewing with Paul Burke

DBT Online Training with Marsha Linehan

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy with John R. Wagner

Core Addictions Practice with Interior Health Authority

Trauma-Informed Practice with Interior Health Authority

Group Facilitation

sexuality therapy group

alone, together: pandemic support group

strong, confident & worthy: esteem, worth & confidence for self-identifying women

Life Beyond Bipolar

Overcoming Anxiety

Survivors of Violence Solidarity

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

Girls’ Empowerment Movement (GEM) – Guest Facilitator

Core Skills for Stress & anger management

Board Positions

Nelson & District Women’s Centre – Coordinating Collective (2014-2017)

BC Association of Clinical Counsellors – Editorial Advisory Committee member for INSIGHTS magazine (2017-present)

The Endo Educational Organization of Canada - Practitioner Voice committee (2021-present)

Professional Memberships

BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC)

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counsellors and Therapists (AASECT)

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