SOLSTICE CLINIC at 2016-12th Ave NW. The office is lovely, comfortable and, importantly for COVID19, Spacious. 

Zoom sessions continue to be an option. I can be reached at either 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.

If you are struggling, try RAIN by Tara Brach:

Recognize what is happening;
Allow the experience to be there, just as it is;
Investigate with interest and care;
Nurture with self-compassion.

I get no financial gain from listing her, I simply appreciate her. 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.

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. OT is often described as helping with “Skills for the Job of Living”.

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”. I remain grateful for the many realms I have been introduced to by following this organic model that respects all parts of a person, their relations, their context. I learned this model in relationship with people, time, place, past and present, who continue to push me and hold me in care.

Here, in Calgary, because I engage in the spirits of reconciliation, I acknowledge that I live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.

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