Karine is a Holistic Psychotherapist, Certified Clinical Aromatherapist, Certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Instructor, yoga teacher as well as a poet, a vegan and lover of all animals!
She is a licensed psychotherapist (LICSW) in private practice with specialty training in individual, marriage and family therapy, as well as systems work, group therapy and trauma recovery. She holds graduate degrees in Psychology, Social Work, and Family Life Education, and certifications in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM).
From an early age, Karine had high hopes of becoming an Engineer in the Canadian military. She trained as an Officer-cadet in the army until an accident ended her career. Though she was seriously hurt, she looks upon this experience as a growing one that allowed her to learn much about herself, the world, as well as her true life calling which is to help people unify the bridge that connects body, mind, and soul.
With over 24 years of experience as therapist in various settings, both inpatient and outpatient, Karine has extensive experience with trauma and abuse victims throughout the lifespan, mental illness and relational issues including communication, divorce and reconstituted families. She has also worked with first responders alongside her K-9 offering stress relief to first responders at crises and disaster sites.
Spiritual curiosity led Karine to delve deep into the study of Aromatherapy, Ayurveda, Yoga Philosophy, Shamanism, Sufi Mysticism, and Holistic Care for People and Animals beyond her traditional studies in psychotherapy (which include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Couple's Therapy).
Karine practices alternative modalities including pet therapy, ayurveda, yoga, meditation, homeopathy, herbs, general nutrition, aromatherapy, and flower essences.
Her systemic perspective lends itself well to her holistic approach where she views individuals as a whole with a body, mind, heart and soul.
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At this time, Karine sees adults only in individual and couples' therapy.