Laurie-Anne Muldoon
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Laurie-Anne Muldoon

“A bird sitting in a tree is not afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not in the branch, but in her own wings.” tinybuddha.com

Occupation: Social Worker Oncology, Palliative care - psychotherapy practice in 2015; specializing in grief, perinatal mental health and trauma.

“A bird sitting in a tree is not afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not in the branch, but in her own wings.” tinybuddha.com

Personal:
– Grew up in Orléans. Competitive swimmer.
– Cancer survivor.
– Grew up convinced that I would become a veterinarian…until I reached Grade 13 co-op.
– Enjoys singing for Just Voices (an Ottawa-based social justice choir), reading, connecting with family and friends, spending time in nature, travelling, cross-country skiing.
– Live in Ottawa with my partner and 8-year old son.

Professional:
– Completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Dalhousie University.
– Worked as a Registered Nurse in the US and Canada for 9 years. Mostly worked in Oncology and Palliative care.
– Transitioned to Social Work in 2006; completed a Master’s degree in Social Work at the University of Ottawa in 2008.
– Worked in Oncology, Palliative care and Mental health as a Social Worker.
– Started psychotherapy practice in 2015; specializing in grief, perinatal mental health and trauma.
– Founded Mother Connect, a support group for mothers whose choice it would have been to breastfeed their baby, but who were unable to do so and are grieving this loss.
– Founded the Ottawa Integrative Mental Health Collective in 2017 in order to bring a whole-body approach to Mental Health. Exploring the biological, psychological and spiritual underpinnings of mood, cognition and social functioning.
– Facilitate ecological grief workshops based on the work of Joanna Macy.