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I have been where you are ~ scared that my child might have to live with unending pain for the rest of her life, baffled that no medications or treatments work, marveling at how other kids can stay up late, have fun and never have to pay for it the next day. 


 

I know what it's like to  wonder how you are supposed to get up tomorrow and do it all over again. 

Chronic pain is so hard on our kids.  And on the whole family.

I have spent years working as a teacher, school counsellor, and licensed psychotherapist in private practice but since Greta has struggled with migraines, I have focused my research, studies, and work around chronic pain. 

It took us 4 years to finally find a doctor who could tell us why Greta was having chronic pain and what we could do about it. 

That is why I have devoted my career to supporting families who are also struggling. Like our family, you have probably suffered for too long looking for answers for your child's chronic pain and trying things that haven't helped.  Now it is time to understand what chronic pain is, why nothing has helped so far, and what you can do instead that actually works!

    Learn more about Greta's story   
A few other facts about me:
  • I live in Kelowna, BC, Canada

  • I have two teenagers (a son and a daughter)

  • My husband is an art teacher

  • We taught overseas for many years (Korea, Azerbaijan, China, & Saudi Arabia)

  • I got my Master's in Counselling Psychology and switched into school counselling

  • I have had chronic migraines for 25 years and Greta has had daily migranes for 5 years

  • We have worked with pain clinics and specialists in several countries

  • We have learned A LOT about chronic pain, adjusting expectations, and living well despite obstacles

  • We have a wealth of experience navigating the school system and health care system

  • I like to crochet, go for coffee, and problem solve

  • We have 3 cats!

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Just a note to say that we are so deeply appreciative for your chronic pain coaching. You have been a huge answer to prayer for our entire family. We were drowning and we finally feel hopeful again.  Our daughter is increasing her time at school and spending time with friends again and we are all so encouraged. 
Thank you!

~ The Jenkins Family

My Education & Credentials
  • Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology (Athabasca University, Canada)
  • Professional Teacher Education Program (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Trinity Western University, Canada)
  • Registered Clinical Counsellor (BC Association of Clinical Counsellors)
  • Professional Life Coach Certification (Transformation Academy, USA)
  • Teacher Certification (BC Teacher's Federation)
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy for Chronic Pain (Integrative Pain Science Institute, USA)
  • Pain Foundations Training (Pain BC, Canada)
  • Certified BodyTalk Practitioner (Canada)
  • Herbalist (Wild Rose College, Canada)
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