Dawn was born and raised under the beautiful blue skies of the Canadian prairies in Edmonton, Alberta.  Now a true West Coastie, she is nurtured by the smell of the sea and is comforted by the enormous energy of the forests. A lifelong student, Dawn is exploring plant medicine, holistic health and indigenous ways of knowing and healing.  Her own healing journey has been inspired by her children. She brings a heart of gratitude to life and this reciprocal relationship with Nature is present in all her psychological and spiritual practices. She enjoys getting dirty in her garden, beachcombing and exploring the wisdom of plants and the Earth with her family. 


Over the last 15 years, Dawn is grateful to have acquired experiences as a registered social worker working with children, youth, families and adults in a variety of clinical and community based settings.  Whether in counselling and outreach, tertiary and acute care, crisis services or school counselling, Dawn is inspired by the resilience, strength and courage in people as they explore life’s adversities and gifts.  She approaches clients with kindness, curiosity, and deep respect for their autonomy and choices.  In collaboration with individuals and/or parents/caregivers, Dawn may call upon evidenced based clinical approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, emotion-focused therapies, body centered and somatic work, internal family systems, spiritual inquiry, compassionate inquiry, gender and sexuality affirming approaches, strength-based approaches and plant medicines.  Most importantly, Dawn is interested in supporting people in their own personal healing journey. She supports them to experience self compassion and to explore patterns that are no longer helpful.  Dawn is also skilled and experienced in personal and multigenerational trauma as well, psychedelic medicine integration. We all have the innate capacity to heal ourselves.  A supported therapeutic relationship can encourage us to move forward in our life in a new and connected way.  Dawn is available to meet with youth, families, parents/caregivers and adults.