For over 20 years Trish has worked primarily as a counsellor but also as an educator in the Grey & Bruce Counties, as well as in the London, ON area. Trish is a Registered Social Worker and an experienced trainer and facilitator. One to one counselling with children, adults and seniors; Trish provides a ‘wholistic’ approach to therapy by addressing all four parts of self, emotional, spiritual, intellectual and physical.
Trish specializes in assisting individuals in their healing process, to uncover the gifts they were born with. Trish has extensive experience in crisis intervention, case management, suicide intervention and anger management for women.
Trish offers a unique Indigenous Cross-Cultural Awareness program that can be adjusted for any organization hoping to expand their understanding the determinants to health, education, social inequities and child welfare by helping to understand the history of First Nations peoples in Canada. Trish teaches the local history of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, whose home territory is where Grey and Bruce Counties sit today and extends out as far as Goderich, Collingwood and Orangeville.
Trish has displayed her leadership abilities as a nominee as a federal candidate, President of the Board of Directors with The M’Wikedong Native Cultural Resource Center, teaching the History of Indigenous Peoples at the post-secondary level and by initiating a business in counselling & training.
Trish has accomplished many things throughout the years by being sole provider to four children, running a household while attaining her Bachelor of Social Work with honours. Trish has also attained a Master of Social Work in the Aboriginal Field of Study from Wilfrid Laurier University.