The path to happiness is simple...
Have good thoughts,
speak good words, and
do one good deed a day!
I completed a Diploma in Special Care Counselling at Vanier College in 1987. I then attended McGill University and completed both my undergraduate (1989) and Master’s degrees in Social Work (1991). I’m a published author, public speaker and have experience providing clinical supervision and mentoring for university and college students.
I’m a registered Social Worker M.S.W., R.S.W. with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and also a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). These governing bodies ensure that your rights are protected when you enter into a counselling/therapeutic relationship. For over 20 years, I’ve been providing counselling services to children, youth, adults and families of different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Over the course of my career, I’ve worked in a:
- Residential treatment facilities for at-risk children and youth
- Community hospital settings
- Residential drug and alcohol treatment facilities
- Community-base programs for adult victims of sexual abuse
- Educational facilities
- Government facilities
Working with children, youth, adults and families has shown me that when individuals feel safe, respected, heard and appreciated for who they are, they respond to life challenges with creativity and resilience. My practice is guided by these core values. I take great care to create an ambiance where a genuine human connection takes place.
and change the beginning,
but you can start where you are
and change the ending.”
Clients Kind Words
Sheila’s understanding and guidance have had a profound impact on my life.
I started seeing her when I was in High School, now I’m going into my fourth year of university and I still contact Sheila for therapy as needed.
She is absolutely awesome; I truly recommend you contact her for her counselling services.
She has helped me to develop the tools and skills needed to navigate through difficult and challenging family situations.
Her advice has given me the confidence to make important decisions that have made my life better, I am much happier.
Sheila’s support, patience, understanding and guidance have had a deep lasting impact on my life.