Your Conscious Colourings

It’s always beautiful when someone sends me a completed drawing with a comment or thought about their experience with the book. The variety in expression and colour palette are as beautiful and unique as the individuals sending them in.

Here are some of the drawings and testimonials that have been sent to me, being shared with consent. Feel free to email me yours and I will add them to this lovely collection.

Get your copy here: Conscious Colouring Volume 1

New Year 2019

Farewell 2018. Welcome 2019.
It’s crazy to think it’s been a whole year in private practise. Last year, at this time I had received some very unsettling news. I was told that Helix Healthcare group, where I worked as a full time employe, was closing asof the end of the year. The team and I had 10 days to notify our clients and find a new place to work. We were graciously allowed to stay in the old offices till the end of January while we sorted ourselves out. As you can imagine it wasn’t a very happy holiday for most of us. I can personally say it was one of the most stressful and overwhelming times of my life.

We were all in various states of shock and disbelief, and we were definitely feeling the stress of it all. But rather than falling apart under the weight of that stress, we banded together and created the Healing Therapy Alliance. 

2018 has been a year of challenges and trials for me, professionally and
personally, as I adjusted to being self-employed and starting a new business. And what I have learned is that those challenges are emotionally overwhelming and exhausting. But that exhaustion creates the opportunity for rest and self care. It allowed me to reach out for support. And that rest allowed me to rebuild myself and restore my strength. And that strength will allow me to face my challenges.

And so, as this year comes to a close, I are grateful for my challenges for they have made me stronger and more resilient. I look forward to the challenges and opportunities that 2019 will bring me as I continue to grow. I am truly honoured and humbled to work with you and look forward to continuing to supporting you on your healing journey.

May we all be blessed with the support and strength we need to face any challenges and opportunities that may come our way in 2019.

Crisis Centres

If you need help in an emergency or are in crisis:

  •   Visit your local emergency department or call 911
  •   Contact a distress centre in Ontario near you (phone numbers provided below)

Support is available. You are valued and you matter. Please reach out.

Distress lines

Operated by various agencies.  When in need of someone to talk to. Open 24 hours a day (unless otherwise indicated).

Toronto Distress Centres (416) 408-4357 or 408-HELP

Gerstein Centre 416-929-5200

Telecare (Mandarin & Cantonese), 416-920-0497

Contact Centre Telecare Peel 905-459-7777, Languages: English, Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Spanish, Portuguese

Assaulted Women’s Helpline 416-863-0511, Toll-free: 1-866-863-0511

Warm Line, Progress Place 416-960-9276 or 416-960-WARM, every day from 8pm to 12 midnight

Kids Help Phone at 1 800 668-6868

Distress Centre Peel 905-278-7208

Durham Crisis Line 905-666-0483

Oakville Distress Centre – 905-849-4541

Crisis addiction services

Toronto Withdrawal Management System

1-866-366-9513 Hours: 24/7, 365 days a year. Central Access is a primary point of entry into the Toronto Withdrawal Management Services system referral system (operated by St. Michael’s Hospital)

Mobile crisis response teams (24hrs/7days)


  •  Gerstein Centre Crisis Line –416-929-5200service borders: south to the lake, north to Eglington, east to Bayview to Danforth and then to Victoria Park, west to Jane St..
  •  St. Mike’s Hospital Mobile Crisis Team via Police Department (911)accessible through police (no direct number).

North York/ Etobicoke:

  •  Provided by St. Elizabeth Health Care416-498-0043, Service borders: South to the lake to Jane, to Eglington, Eglington east to Victoria Park, north to Steeles, and west to Hwy 427
  •  St. Joseph’s Hospital Mobile Crisis Team via Police Department(911)accessible through police (no direct number).

Scarborough/East York:

  • ScarboroughHospital Regional Mobile Crisis Team 416-495-2891. Service borders: south to the lake, north to Steeles Ave., east to Port Union Rd., and west to Victoria Park

York Region:

  •  Community Crisis Response Service, Distress Centre, 905-310-COPE (2673)

Peel Region:

  •  Mobile Crisis of Peel 905-278-9036, (Mississauga, Brampton, Caledon)
  •  CreditValley Hospital905-813-4141. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Saturday, Sunday and Statutory holidays, 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.


  •  St. Joseph’s Hospital Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST),905-972-8338



  •  Crisis Outreach and Support Team (COAST)1-877-825-9011. Covers: Oakville, Milton, Georgetown, Acton and Burlington

Dual Diagnosis crisis services

Peel Crisis Capacity Network 905 273-4900
Provides crisis response services within 24 hours to individuals with a developmental disability (including dual diagnosis) who are 11 years of age or older.

Stress workshop


We’ve all heard the word – “Stress”. What does it mean to you?

Stress is known to cause some serious health issues. And it impacts almost everyone. So how do we cope with it? And what can we do to reduce it when we do feel the pressure?

Here are some tips to get you through the tough days.

  • Set aside relaxation time.
  • Do something you enjoy every day.
  • Get enough sleep.
  • Eat a healthy diet.
  • Reduce caffeine and sugar.

Join me this month to learn how to better understand stress and use it to better your life.

April 30th from 2:30pm-4:00pm at Complete Balance Health Centre located at 2896 Bloor Street West.
May 1st from 10:30am-12:00pm at Physiomed Van Mills located at 1900 Fowler drive.

The price will be $25.00. The link for the tickets is listed below. Spots are limited so advance booking is recommended.

See you there!