Brief Biography

My background includes working in the fields of midwifery, nursing, drug and alcohol counselling, and as a Director of Substance Use and Mental Health in the BC Government, a researcher (with peer-reviewed published articles), and a number of other hats.  I am in fact a “high school dropout”; however I have since earned a Nursing degree, a BA, MA and PhD and received a number of scholarships and a fellowship.  As well, I am a Registered Psychologist (College of Psychologists of British Columbia #1333) and have participated in extensive advanced training and professional development activities.

“Do not compare, do not measure. No other way is like yours. All other ways deceive and tempt you. You must fulfil the way that is in you.”

Carl Jung