For the past six years I have maintained my private therapy practice, working with a variety of clients who live all over the world (Saudi Arabia, to England, to the United States, to almost every province in Canada) around multifaceted issues.  I also provide supervision for other therapists, using 'Self of the Therapist' theory.  As well, for the past four years, I have taught Counseling Skills, Counselling Theories, Working with Families, and Understanding Family Violence at the University of Manitoba.

 

Growing up in a mutli-ethnic and multi-cultural family, my family members span from 4 generations of Canadian farmers, to first generation Caribbean immigrants.  I believe this gives me a broad understanding of culture, family complexities and the importance of self-definition within your family, community and culture. 

 

I am also a devoted mom, partner, daughter, sister and friend.

 I have worked in the social services field in Manitoba for over 15 years, in the areas of adult and adolescent psychiatry, non-profit community counseling, and community development.  I obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Winnipeg, then continued on to complete a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Manitoba.  I am also a member in good standing of the Manitoba College of Social Workers.

 

Heather O'Neale