Bev is a Registered Psychotherapist, Certified in Thanatology (ADEC) and a Certified Trauma Treatment Specialist (ATSS). She is also a graduate of the University of Guelph and Loyalist College. She has been in private practice since 1999 and specializes in the area of bereavement, complicated grief, trauma and tragic events. She also has had years of experience in the fields of high conflict separation & divorce, child welfare, high risk young offenders, AIDS, developmental disabilities and as Bereavement Co-ordinator of 2 Hospices. Volunteer service has been as Board and Professional Advisory Committee member and frontline provider.
Disturbing traumatic events and loss can shake our sense of safety and predictability, how we view ourselves, others, and our world. Bev believes in our potential to work through the struggles of the dark places, whereby these experiences become part of our life story, not the primary debilitating focus.
Bev works with people who have been impacted by sudden and/or anticipated death, homicide, suicide, victims of crime, unresolved nondeath related losses, cumulative, acute and post traumatic stress. Her approach is client centered and draws from several therapeutic modalities.
Bearing witness to suffering is the willingness to be with the wholeness of life. (M.D. Melacon)
The main thing in life is not to be afraid to be human. (Pablo Casals)