Your Trusted Marriage Counsellor in Oakville
Naome brings 25+ years of experience as a psychotherapist, senior-level manager and entrepreneur to the team here at Whiteboard.
For Naome, relationships drive everything in life, including our ability to connect with ourselves, our work connections, our family members, and our most intimate partners. She has a particular interest in couples work, and has had the pleasure to serve as a marriage counsellor in Oakville for many years.
Naome’s therapeutic style is a creative one where she helps clients explore new ground while suggesting practical next steps for insight and improvement. She works from the belief that the client will find their own best way through gentle and mindful guidance, rather than through one-size-fits-all assumptions.
Naome holds designations as both a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists, and as a Registered Marriage & Family Therapist with the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. She is also a certified meditation instructor, and has created practical and effective mindfulness programs for organizations, community groups, and individuals.
Naome uses a variety of treatment approaches, including but not limited to Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Integrative-Behavioural Couples Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy. She works collaboratively with clients, and considers each person’s unique family, cultural, and social context as she helps support change.
On the personal side, Naome is married (for decades to the same guy), has three grown-up kids, loves nature, animals, reading and writing, and continues to be amazed at the way life can teach us what we most need to learn through the pain and joy of being human.