Clinical Member of the Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP)
Training Candidate at the International School of Analytical Psychology (ISAP)
In 1995 Sheila began a second career in the field of psychology and psychotherapy. She graduated with Honours from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Santa Barbara, California. This Institute offers an excellent basis for the approach to psychotherapy that she wanted to pursue and practice. She then studied for many years with Jungian analyst Marion Woodman. Sheila completed the Bodysoul Rhythms Leadership Training Program developed by Marion Woodman, Mary Hamilton, and Ann Skinner. Since dreams can be important to the process of psychotherapy, she studied Embodied Dream Imagery with Jungian analyst, Robert Bosnak. She has also attended many workshops and conferences related to the field of psychotherapy and its practice. She is currently enrolled at the International School of Analytical Psychology in Zurich, Switzerland where she continues to deepen her understanding of the Jungian approach to life and to psychotherapy.
Over the years Sheila has given lectures and worked with women’s groups based on courses that she has developed. In both Canada and the US she has led and co-led workshops based on the BodySoul Rhythms training she has received. In her clinical practice she works primarily with individual clients who are facing a number of issues that arise primarily in mid-life or during the course of an illness.
In her early career Sheila graduated from Concordia University in Montreal with an Honours English BA. She studied at St. Joseph Teachers’ College and went on to teach for many years in a wide variety of settings where she had opportunities to develop a number of skills. She was also fortunate to work in other capacities including assessment of children and in the Learning Disabilities Research department at Hospital for Sick Children. She completed the course work toward an MEd in Language and Learning Disabilities at York University and has a Specialist Certificate in Special Education. Working for a time with children with disabilities and seeing the challenges that face them and their parents led her into an interest in the emotional and psychosocial aspects of peoples’ lives.
Sheila has had a life-long passion for learning and her recent studies allow her to explore more fully the dance of the bodysoul as it continues to develop toward individuation and fulfillment.