Holistic Psychotherapist & Transpersonal Counselor,
Facilitator & Ceremonialist
With a life-long passion for learning and service, I have been fortunate to work with people from all walks of life across the world. I have served as: a dementia support care worker, a social worker with youth, homeless men, and women and men in prisons, a career counselor, a nanny, and an energy healer and life coach.
Through my personal experiences of uprootedness, exile, and intergenerational trauma as an immigrant child moving from Ukraine to Canada at six years old, I’ve been guided from a young age to walk the path of the ‘seeker’, exploring the mysteries of my personal psyche and of the wild world, and eventually, embodying the wounded healer.
My work today is in private practice, and with groups alongside my husband, Alexandre. I weave together process-oriented psychology with nature-based spirituality, offering an integrative framework for healing, soul-work, and human development that truly respects the whole human being in their process of evolution.
I support seekers, wounded healers, and sensitive women and men who are navigating the deep and turbulent waters of psychospiritual awakening and transformation and who are yearning to discover the power and wisdom hidden in the difficult experiences they have endured.
PACFA Member Registration Number: 26806
I offer care and guidance for those in the process of healing their core childhood wounds; leaning into unprocessed grief and shame; and reclaiming the connection to their body, innate knowing, and authentic sense of Self.
I currently live in Melbourne, Australia - the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation.
Experience & Training
9-month Ceremony & Rites of Passage Training - Katie Asmus, Somatic Wilderness Therapy Institute & Haaweatea Holly Bryson, Nature Knows, Online, 2021 (In Progress)
An Apprenticeship with Sorrow: Community, Ritual, and the Sacred Work of Grief Series - Francis Weller, Online, 2020
Healing the Dark Side Training - Alberto Villoldo, The Four Winds Society, Online, 2020
Voices of Twilight & Mist: Ritual Facilitator Training; Feeding Spirit Feeds Us: A Comprehensive Offerings Class; The Alchemy of Community: A Training for Community Facilitators - Liv Mokai Wheeler, Earth's Amulet, Online, 2020
Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy Professional Training (Received High-Achievement Award) - Metavision Institute, Australia, 2018-2020
Foundations of Ritual and Ancestral Lineage Healing - Daniel Foor, Ancestral Medicine, Online, 2019-2020
Holotropic Breathwork™ Modules, Workshops & Apprenticing - Grof Transpersonal Training, Australia & Spain, 2017-2020
- The Power Within Module - Tasmania, 2017
- Being on Country Module - Tasmania, 2017
- Music & Transcendence Module - Tasmania, 2018
- The Holotropic Paradigm Module - Spain, 2019
- The Therapeutic Use of Substances Module - Spain, 2019
Traditional Hawaiian Lomi Lomi & Ho’oponopono (Level 1) Training - Kumu Kawika Foster, Mana O Kahiko, Australia, 2017
Intensive in Plant Spirit Shamanism (Vegetalismo) 3-month Immersion - Santuario Huistin, Peru, 2016
Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training (200hr) - Froglotus, Bali, 2014
Holistic Health & Wellness Coaching Training - The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Online, 2013
Usui Reiki Level 1 & 2 - OmReiki, Australia, 2013
Bachelor of Social Work - University of Victoria, Canada, 2008-2011
I am actively engaged in ongoing professional development, including monthly supervision, mentoring, and integrative trainings, which support me in my continuous evolution as a holistic practitioner. I am also committed to ongoing personal inner-work and self-inquiry, and view this as imperative for being able to guide others with integrity and care.