My name is Darlene, and I am a Mental Health Counsellor. I have had the opportunity to work with children, youth, and their families in Sagamok Anishnawbek since joining the mental health team in 2016. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Laurentian University (2011), and I have recently graduated from the Master of Social Work program from Wilfrid Laurier University (2023). I have received training in a number of therapeutic modalities including acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness awareness stabilization, internal family systems, and play therapy modalities from the Canadian Association of Play Therapy. I am also trained and certified in Applied Suicide Intervention and Mental Health First Aid. I believe in the importance of a holistic and strength-based approach to wellness. In my spare time I have started to produce more of my own food and now have backyard chickens for eggs and I am starting a garden. I also enjoy getting out for walks and exploring nature trails with my family and two dogs.
Chi-miigwetch and I look forward to continuing to connect with you all.
Z’gamok Enterprises Inc. is a corporation 100% owned by the Sagamok Anishnawbek. It is mandated to maximize the economic development opportunities of the Sagamok Anishnawbek First Nation within its traditional lands and within the Northern Ontario region in the resource sector and in services related to construction and resource development.