Greg Erikson's photo from Australia, 2012
Since 1991, I have worked in a variety of roles in the helping professions. At the beginning of my career, I was a youth advocate who encouraged change in the mental health and child welfare systems, and furthered this work by participating in numerous committees across Canada. I would help organize communities and help the government develop policy that was inclusive of youth and children, especially those involved in the child welfare system.
I have also participated in community development in India, and from there, I went on to teach English as a second language in Mexico. Upon returning to Canada, I decided to further my education.
I earned my Associate of Arts degree in Psychology in 2003 and my Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2005. During this time, I also worked as a residential support worker with federal parolees in a halfway house and supported males who were on the autism spectrum.
In 2004, I ventured back into the child welfare system as a front-line worker. I worked in adoptions, foster care, child protection, and family services.
In 2010, after getting married, I left the child welfare system to open up a genealogy company, where I help people with their family tree. I assist clients with processing, exploring, and preserving their family narratives, videos, and documents.
In 2016, I started my Master’s degree in Counselling at the University of Calgary, which I completed in April 2020. My hope is to empower others, like I have been empowered, and to provide a safe place where people can bring their pain and triumphs, and work through whatever issues they are currently dealing with.
For further information of me please scroll below and click on the link for my resume.
I hope you enjoy hearing and learning about my thoughts on counselling and approaches that I will use as a counsellor.