Families Served: 35+ What brought me to Doula work: I have felt the call to Doula work for a long, long time. The interest and dedication I felt towards supporting children and families, as well as to social justice and advocacy work, led me to complete my bachelor of social work. For the past several years, I have been practicing as a social worker, working alongside families from all walks of life and learning the crucial importance of holistic models of care, community based support and empathetic space-holding. I understand now that being of service to individuals navigating powerful transformations is the tether that drew me to social work and now, to the incredible path of doula work — for what in life is more powerful than birth?
Tagline: "Be gentle with yourself" I believe strongly in the power and potential of vulnerability. This informs the foundation of my Doula practice and how I guide, support and advocate.
My specialty: The skill of "being-with" individuals as they move through challenging (and wondrous!) experiences. By "being-with", I mean holding space for another through presence, knowledge-sharing and collaborating, but not "fixing" or "controlling" another's experience. Ultimately, my hope is to support folks in a way that allows them to see and embody how strong, capable and brilliant they inherently are.
Trainings: Bachelor of Social Work MotherWit Postpartum Doula Training Safe Beginnings CPR-C with AED Certification Wise Women's Way of Birth Doula Training Birth Takes a Village: Abortion and Miscarriage for Doulas Registered with Doula for Aboriginal Families Grant Program (DAFGP)