Community Counsellor | MEd
Feeling a strong connection to the natural world, Candace’s journey started with a strong passion in the environmental field. She has worked with many environmental non-profits, as well as ran her own organic farm for some time.
Unknowingly, this was part of a larger part of her own healing of an underlying eating disorder that continued to live itself through her for years when life appeared ‘cold’ or ‘out of control’, and feelings of ‘not being good enough’ resurfaced. During this time of her life, she struggled to find a restful place of action within herself that did not pit environmental issues against social and spiritual issues – which caused which? she wondered. The outward journey to understand this then began to include working on poverty reduction projects overseas, to providing supports to those living with disabilities, to eventually the study of counselling psychology, in addition to her many personal journey’s living in Ashrams, participating in Meditation Retreats, and personal time-outs spent in contemplation. She has a Masters in Counselling Psychology with a focus on Mental Health and Addictions. She has experience working as a counsellor in Palliative Care as well as Addictions. Her professional orientation is strongly influenced by her contemplative, meditative, and yogic leanings, as well as to her connection to the natural world. She believes that addiction is, at its root, a call for love, a call to come ‘home’ within ourselves - to once again feel our inherent connection to life itself.
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