"I have completed my practicum with Anni over the course of eight months and it has truly been a priceless experience. Anni's teaching style is relational, respectful, and she brings so much wisdom through the use of various modalities. I appreciate that Anni incorporates restorative practices into individual and group sessions, as it allows for a time of connection. Since the first day I met Anni, she has always made me feel welcomed and excited about the journey I was about to embark on. During challenges, Anni was able to offer me support and curious reflection. During periods of growth, Anni encouraged me to tap into my own capacity and build my self-confidence as a counsellor. No matter the situation, Anni allowed me to feel at ease and taught me how to be truly present in the moment. Thank you for your knowledge, guidance, and endless empathetic nature through this process.." - Emily MA, Dec 18, 2023 (Yorkville University Master of Counseling Psychology Graduate "Anni - I really appreciate that you tailor the integration moments to our specific group including what has come up in the sessions. The use of your personal voice - songs, musical instruments feels authentic and taps into vibrational healing. Thank you". (Recovery group participant).
"Anni, thank you for all the knowledge you imparted on me, and the patience that you took with me. You have had a profound effect on me, and you helped me realize that there are still good people out there in the world that care about the wounded warriors. I value your teaching method and knowledge more than you know, and will always carry it with me". (Post Traumatic Growth Group Participant).
"Thank you for creating such a supportive, welcoming space with group. I so enjoyed the sessions with you and I will miss being a part of them very much. You’re a wonderful role model for vulnerability, openness, and strength to express your true thoughts. Thank you for sharing all of that, I am so grateful to have met you" (Mood and anxiety recovery group participant).
"Anni - your comments and promptings encourage us to share, and the sharing (for me) is what its all about, we need to hear the stories of others". (Trauma recovery group participant).
"I really want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for the education and support in my addiction recovery. Your soothing voice, drum and presence were so awesome" (Addiction recovery group participant)
"Anni, thank you for today, I am really inspired by your teachings and your ability to move the group through thoughtful conversations". (Trauma recovery group participant).
"Thanks Anni for shedding so much light, for illuminating the path for path for me, for showing me that, through the darkness and stress and roots thorns that I was seeing, there was a way forward. Thanks from the bottom of my heart for the light". (Trauma recovery group participant)
"Anni and her art workshop gave me more than just pointers on how to work with light and shadow. In this space she opened up a divine channel for my soul and painting to connect. This allowed for the process of painting to be very enlightening. Giving and receiving from my painting made a powerful message come through. Her guidance through this creative process was necessary for me to explore new grounds. She coached me to let go, soften and embrace the experience of painting my painting. This helped me to feel less stuck in my mind and become open to the essence of energy guiding me beyond my limited view point. The whole process seems very intuitive and she works well with all levels of painters. I highly recommend her facilitation as it was very helpful for me" (Keena McKnight).
"The guidance, practical tools, reflections, and insights you’ve offered during my sessions with you have been a pivotal part of my journey over the last several months — helping me move from a state of exhaustion and near crisis to rediscovery of my true self.... living more deeply from the heart than ever before. For this I am so grateful! You have a true gift, Anni!" (Individual counseling client).
"Anni has offered gentle and pivotal support for me over the last several months. Using an intuitive approach, often led by where I needed to go in our discussions, she has offered me reflections and practical guidance to help me not only cope with times of stress and exhaustion, but learn how to draw on my own inner strength, wisdom and intuition to flourish overall. Anni has helped me reconnect with the best in myself so that I may better support my own well being and that of my family. I would highly recommend Anni to anyone seeking support and guidance in a respectful and caring environment" (individual counseling client).
"Anni's approach was very honoring of our journey, her ability to hold space and her encouragement for us to honor our own needs and journey was critical to us being able to re-establish communication. She created a safe space for us to share things we were afraid to table and work through. I would highly recommend Anni's support if your journey is going through a hard time". (Relational/Couple's counseling client). "Anni is an inspiring warrior of the heart, piercing blue eyes, eagle eyes seeing through one self. I feel her feet grounded in the earth and her chest wide open to spirit, love flowing in and out.. body moving with grace and comfort" (Laurence Kemp, July 2016).
"Anni's strength is her ability to connect with her clients and form a therapeutic relationship - especially female clients with a history of trauma.. she is an excellent counsellor, intuitive & skilled." (Malabar, C).
"I found the space to be emotionally very safe and was surprised by the emotions coming up for me that do not often surface, because I felt comfortable enough to be my full self. I could be truthful with/about myself in another person's presence. About the horses, they are so real and honest. Already coming from a horse background in a very "horse and rider" kind of relationship, it felt so healing and freeing to connect with the horses on a whole new level, being to being. Anni's guidance was invaluable in showing me how to get to those places." (Individual counseling client).
"Anni and Tamrah made an outstanding difference in our son's life, and that of our whole family." (Parent of youth client).
"When I was going through some difficult times in my life, Anni offered me what I needed - whether I knew it or not: shelter, safety, beauty, non-judgement, deep listening, beautiful vistas, compassionate heart, the space to be until the cloud lifted and I was able to process what I needed to." (Program participant).