Medical Social Worker & Rare Disease Advocate & Adoptive/Therapeutic Parent Advocate, HAE Canada & Adoptive Parent Advocate
Chronic Diseases, Rare Disease, Rare Blood Disorder, Hereditary Angioedema, Medical Social Work, Adoptive Parenting, Therapeutic Parenting, Trauma Informed Psychosocial Interventions
Kristy is a registered social worker and works as a medical/palliative counsellor with individuals, couples, and families. She is trained in Dr. Bruce Perry’s Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT); Eye Movement and Sensitization Therapy (EMDR) ; Niemeyer’s Grief Therapy; Dignity Therapy; Gottman’s Couples Therapy; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); and Cybercounselling. Kristy is an adoptive mother who has combined her experience as a clinical social worker with that of the adoptive parent experience to writer and publish her book, Healing with Pigtails: Finding Hope in the Hard of Therapeutic Parenting. In her book she strives to highlight the emotional and trauma informed psycho-social experience of therapeutic parenting, while striving to help families find the layers of hope in the adoption journey. Kristy also has expertise as a rare disease advocate from her lived experience with ultra rare chronic disease and had published peer reviewed articles and spoken nationally and internationally on the psycho-social experience of Hereditary Angioedema for both patients and caregivers.