Caroline is a therapist and educator, with 25 years of professional experience working with teens and adults.
If you struggle with mood swings, persistent grief, aching loneliness, or other concerns, therapy is a path toward healing, progress and growth. For over 20 years, Caroline has pursued specialized education so she can offer effective, evidence-based therapy. Her training includes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Perinatal Mental Health, Couples Counselling, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Complicated Grief Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Trauma Therapy, Family Systems Theory and Solution Focused Therapy. She did her under-graduate studies in Edmonton and a Masters in Social Work at the University of Victoria.
Caroline specializes in ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), a skills-based therapy to help you live with stress and anxiety while moving forward with what’s important in your life. Key ACT trainings include a 5 day intensive at the Omega Institute in New York, Advanced Clinical Training in Brooklyn, ACT for Kids & Families with Lisa Coyne and an 8 week course on ACT for Trauma. She is an ABCS member and in process to become an ACBS Peer-Reviewed ACT Trainer. She started a monthly ACT Practice Group in 2013, now the Atlantic ACBS Chapter. She designed a psychotherapy group protocol for postpartum women in distress using ACT and IPT; she offers this group twice a year through her work as a clinician in the Reproductive Mental Health Service at the IWK Health Centre.
She has spent the last two decades working with a wide variety of people including immigrants & refugees, high risk youth, battered women, people with advanced cancer, and people with serious & persistent mental illness. She has worked for government and non-profits in a variety of jurisdictions including Alberta, BC, the Yukon, Massachusetts, and Nova Scotia.
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Caroline has extensive experience facilitating therapeutic, educational, and support groups. She is inspired by the collective learning and validation of groups, and has witnessed people building their resilience and becoming fully engaged in their lives.
“They say a cue to your true passion is when you feel most alive, when time stands still. When I work with groups, and see people starting with their own experiences, then moving to shared experience, and the mutual energy they create, time seems to disappear and I feel truly inspired to be witness to their collective growth.” - Caroline