After working for years in public and private schools, as a counsellor, special education teacher, and team leader, I am now in private practice. The coaching, consulting, and counselling are strength-based and solution-focused, and utilize the best tools from a variety of different modalities.
For anyone who has a dream, whether it is to feel better, make a decision, or attain a specific goal, the work we do together will help identify doors that need to be opened, and the steps that are needed to make that happen.
While I continue to provide support for the adults who care for children; specifically parents, counsellors, and educators, I am also expanding my practice to include teenagers (15 - 19 year olds) because of the rise in mental health and relationship issues. There is so much more we can be doing in terms of prevention. Although I will not be focusing on severe depression (high risk) I will see individuals who are experiencing mild depression and are open to trying effective strategies to better manage their thoughts and feelings, health, and wellbeing.
“Transformation is always possible. It takes effort, thoughtfulness, imagination, a belief in human potential, a love for words, stories and images, learning, trust, and action. ” - Virginia Ronning
"Only from the heart can you touch the sky." - Rumi
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I worked with Virginia during a difficult time in my life. I was struggling with anxiety and depression. I felt lost and needed guidance. She helped me learn to manage the anxiety and find my way. With her expertise, I was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 43 years old. It was life changing and with Virginia’s direction and advice, I feel like I’ve turned a corner and I’m getting my life back on track. She listened to me and she truly cared. I’m forever grateful that Virginia came into my life. - ToddWorking with Virginia is always comforting and incredibly healing. Virginia has helped me so much. When things in my life were rocky, during a major life transition and following an injury I knew that I could rely on Virginias support. She is always compassionate and supportive. I appreciate her kindness and all that she taught me about loving and believing in myself. Doing coaching work with Virginia inspired me to value my skills and face my fears. I am now happily working in a field I love and living the life I used to only dream of. If you need a boost, to heal past pain or to invent the life you want, Virginia is an incredible resource to guide you along your path. - Mary