ABOUT DONNA

My Life of Transitions
When Peace of Mind was only a Dream

 

My life was filled with multiple moves, my father’s death when I was 12, and a feeling that I needed to care take my mother.  This set a pattern for the rest of my life. I soon learned to be over-responsible/over-giver and barely considered my own needs.

By 17 all three of my siblings had moved from home and life changed again. I longed for marriage and children, but even that created a sense of overwhelm in making the transition.   Life threw curves so often that I felt everything had to be hard.  Peace of mind was not meant to be mine.

“Donna is a warm, kind and thoughtful human being. Whatever my struggle, there has never been a doubt in my mind that she was able to hold me exactly where I am with patience, strength and skill. She is a very experienced empathetic listener, understanding common doubts and dilemmas that we as humans often face. She offers a safe place to explore painful feelings from the past or present always encouraging and cheerleading you every step of the way. ” – L.B.

Searching for a New Way 

My Pivot in Life

Early in my twenties I began a search to find out who I was in the world. I picked up on anything therapeutic except actually stepping into therapy. I eventually discovered that I had a purpose.  It grew from my very past experiences of how to and how not to navigate life transitions. That purpose is what I apply today in helping women find their inner strength and to challenge the thoughts and feelings that stop them from having the life they deserve. I am grateful for my past because it has made me what I am today – compassionate, loving, and thoughtful.

“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.”  – Maya Angelou

Positive Outcome 

Reinventing my Relationship with Success

Today I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC #2370) and member of the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT) with a diploma in Transpersonal Counselling Psychology. I graduated from Clearmind International Institute´s experiential, cutting-edge, counsellor training program. I have assisted a variety of workshops, including an international leadership workshop.  And I co-facilitated a support group leading people through transitions.

When I witness therapeutic processes with women who finally make sense of how they have been getting in their own way and how they come to understand how to get out of their own way – it is miraculous! The smallest “a-ha” moments can create the biggest and most impactful changes. This is my draw to working with women. I love helping anybody through change. I’m particularly drawn to working with women, supporting them in experiencing joy and freedom in their life.

I feel blessed to be in a profession where I can share my life transition experiences and benefit others. I support, listen, and assist in a non-judgemental, confidential, trusting and loving atmosphere. My life isn’t perfect now, but it does mean that I engage differently with transitions, which impacts everything around me, making a difference in every aspect of my life. Things don’t get better miraculously, but what makes a difference is my ability to deal with transitions now. And, my invitation is about allowing me to share that gift with you.

 

Valuing yourself begins with one step.
It might be a baby step, but it’s a step!

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