Debra's professional expertise as a certified Trauma-Informed Registered Nurse, Psychotherapist, Health Leader, Executive Consultant and Crisis Counsellor, with years of experience in acute mental health care, has evolved over three decades.
She is a published author who has a strong comprehension and true willingness to be part of the community of mental wellness. Her personable nature, passion and strong desire to raise the bar for mental health and trauma informed organizations, care and counselling allow her to form excellent relationships with clients, patients, and peers.
Debra's commitment to the profession of nursing and her clients is reflected in her position on the Board of Directors, Registered Nurses' Assn of Ontario, her membership to the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals, and her certification in Trauma-Informed Care and Crisis counseling. Her ongoing work with the Centre for Innovation on Campus Mental Health and the Canadian Mental Health Association, as well as her positions on various other boards and committees aimed at health equity, mental health and wellness, are a testament to her commitment to health equity, building resiliency, and mental wellness.
Capitalizing on her strengths in the areas of education, healthcare leadership, workplace mental health, and business/practice innovation, Debra is focused on aligning her client's mental health needs with a forward-thinking, comprehensive, and innovative approach to wellness. She is a sought-after keynote speaker and has received numerous awards for her leadership and advocacy in health and wellness.
We've got you! At Limestone City Mental Health, our firm has built its reputation on creating workplace teams, environments, and communities that are trauma-sensitive and aware of the importance of good mental health to wellness, harmony, and productivity. Our team of mental health professionals aims to make meaningful contributions to the mental health of all people at home, in the community, and in the workplace through Trauma-Informed and Mental Health and Psychological Safety education, counseling, awareness, understanding, and training.
Passionate about the work we do, we offer in-house counselling, workplace assessments, certification courses, workshops, seminars, and other effective tools and strategies to establish mental wellness and psychological safety at home, in the workplace, and in the community. With LCMH, you benefit from our expertise in addressing mental health challenges, as well as our focus on communication and collaboration to ensure a positive, stigma-free experience.
We offer these signature courses:
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Adults is an evidence-based, certified course developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. The course also forms part of The National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace and in Post-Secondary institutions.
Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) for Youth is also an evidence-based certified course designed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. The course forms part of The National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in Post-Secondary institutions. Bringing the same level of data and expertise to the curriculum, this course is aimed at parents, social service providers, teachers, school staff, coaches, and youth workers, for example, who support youth between 14-25 years.
Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) is an evidence-based, certification course from the Community Resilience Initiative that highlights different approaches to building trauma-informed, resilient workspaces, community spaces, and everywhere spaces.
Every person is entitled to live, work and play in environments that support good mental health.
Integrity. We are clear in our words and actions and intend to do the right things for the right reasons to benefit all people.
Inclusion: Every person has the right to be heard, validated, and part of the team.
Diversity: We believe uniqueness is powerful so be yourself. We like it that way.
Quality. We strive for excellence in everything we do.
Collaboration. We are committed to engaging our clients in good faith as trusted and valued partners.
Accessibility. We believe everyone can help reduce stigma and have a good understanding of mental health.