Why I Care

This isn't just a job for me.

I understand, because I'm a parent as well.

I have been where you are. I know the fear, the overwhelm and the boundless joy, that can be part of learning about and parenting a child who is differently wired.  I have faced professionals, others parents and family members who thought they knew better about what my child needed, and I have had to advocate, fight, and sometimes plead for my child to have what she deserves - adaptations, acceptance, understanding and respect.

I have gone down the rabbit hole of autism interventions claiming to make life 'easy again'.  I have sifted through research papers, talked to professionals and autistic self-advocates, while at the same time staying true to my authentic self - knowing and trusting, that by being myself, I have so much to offer.

I live this life, day in and day out. I know what it is like.

And I wouldn't want it any other way.

I have always felt a tremendous sense of job satisfaction and personal reward in my career in the helping professions.

However, when I started working with Autistic people and their families, I experienced unprecedented joy and a sense of purpose in my work, that I didn't have before. Connecting with my clients, growing and learning alongside them, and having a role in bringing more understanding, contentment, peace and connection, truly is the best 'job' in the world.

My Background

My career reflects my belief in the value of working systemically with families to address challenges.
I hold a Masters degree in Psychology and a B.Soc.Sc in Social Work and I practiced in London, England for 10 years, working primarily with children and families with multiple and complex needs.

Adding Self-Reg and RDI™ to my education and professional skills set was a natural progression to specialization in a field very close to my heart, and I feel privileged to be working with both the inspiring, strong parents and the children who drive them.

I believe very strongly in the progressiveness of approaching Autism from a pro-neurodiversity point of view and also integrating all of the developments in neuroscience in how we work with families and children. The latest research on brain growth and development, and the impact of trauma and stress on brain integration is crucial in empowering families to deal with the challenges that often make the world a difficult place to be.

Outside of Work

When I’m not supporting families and schools, I teach yoga and mindfulness. My favourite times are spent with my daughter, Lily, and the many loving members of our family. We love to camp, hike, travel, and explore. We also love to read together.

I love running, hiking, riding my bike and swimming.

I draw from all of my professional and personal life experience when working with families as I believe that every experience that came before, shaped me and is now part of what I need to pay forward.

Get in touch to see how what I offer may serve you.

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