Hi there, I’m David! I am a Settler from the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation of the Anishinaabek Peoples, and today gratefully acknowledge my living in the unceded territory of the Coast Salish Peoples.

I am a Registered Social Worker with over fifteen years’ experience in the field of mental health and well-being. During this time I have been privileged to sit and talk with thousands of people, and to accompany them for at least a short distance in their journey. I view these expeditions as essential not just for our individual happiness and well-being, but also for our movement toward a world that is more kind, just, and humane for all.

Over the years I’ve also completed training in a range of cognitive, emotional, relational and somatic approaches, including AEDP, EMDR, and DBT. If you’re curious to know more about my qualifications, you can find them here.

Outside the office I spend my time building and restoring furniture, exploring the hidden geographies of the west coast, and unwinding with Casey and Otis, my human partner and canine partner, respectively.

David in Queen Elizabeth Gardens