pottery-and-aunt-helen-025.jpgI am pleased to announce that my practice is moving. I can now be found at SOLSTICE at 2016 12th Ave NW. The office is lovely, comfortable and, importantly for COVID19, Spacious. I continue to be open only Wednesday evenings. For the foreseeable future, Zoom sessions continue to be an option.


I’ve linked to the excellent resources of Tara Brach that are related to the pandemic (I get no financial gain from listing her, I simply appreciate her).


I can be reached via: HakomiOT@gmail.com or (403) 903-7946.  Although I maintain complete confidentiality of your contact emails or phone to me, email itself has inherent limits to its security.

For urgent help: Calgary Distress Centre at 403-266-4357; guide them how to help.


As a Registered Occupational Therapist and Certified Hakomi Therapist, I orient my private practice of psychosocial Occupational Therapy to best fit your mental health needs. My body-focused approach addresses your day to day performance and satisfaction. OT is often described as helping with “Skills for the Job of Living”.

Sometimes parts of yourself become disconnected. Your hopes become separated from your life facts. With compassion and skill, I can tend to disconnection and help loosen what is stuck. We will look, together, at what your hopes and fears are saying.

People often want help with the following:

  • Difficulty managing stressful situations – life crises
  • Trouble fitting in socially, or struggles with relating to others
  • Out of control emotions, or numbness
  • Anxiety &/or Sadness and depression
  • Suicidal thoughts (with and without attempts or self harm)
  • Issues related to trauma
  • Problems coping or functioning at work
  • Transitions/phase of life issues

Hakomi Calgary  highlights therapists who work in this model. Hakomi Mindfulness-Centred Somatic Psychotherapy comes from “Hakomi” (Ha-ko-mee), a Hopi Indian word meaning “where do I stand in relation to these many realms”.

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