Mary Ellen has been working with individuals, couples and groups for over 20 years, specializing in self-awareness, communication and relationship health. She loves to accompany clients on a journey to clarity and empowerment as they discover their resources, strengths and the essence of what they truly value. She believes that compassionate communication often begins with an awareness of inner dialogue or ‘self-talk’. Using compassion and empathy she provides a safe and supportive space for clients to express, be heard and reconnect to meaning and passion in life. She expresses her own passion for connection and family as a mother/grandmother (aka Mena) in her blended family and proudly claiming the role of aunt in her extended family.
Mary Ellen’s academic accomplishments include a bachelors and masters in Science from the University of Windsor and a Masters in Counselling Psychology from UBC. She is certified by the Centre for Nonviolent Communication as an NVC trainer and a board member of the BC Network for Compassionate Communication. She is an adjunct professor at UBC Okanagan. She has worked for over 10 years as a bereavement counsellor on contract to Central Okanagan Hospice Association, a Divorce Coach with the Okanagan Collaborative Family Law Group and she teaches the Psychology of Pain at the Bill Nelems Pain and Research Centre. She is registered with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
(with colleague Madeleine Eames and Pain Centre Staff)
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