Registered Occupational Therapist
Donna graduated as an Occupational Therapist from Dalhousie University in 1991. She worked in Halifax for 23 years and moved back to her home province of PEI in 2014. Her experience includes working at the Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre for over 10 years on multi-disciplinary teams providing treatment on the Spinal Cord Injury service, in addition to working with clients who experienced a stroke, traumatic brain injury, chronic pain, amputation and on the burns/plastics and orthopaedic services. Since moving to PEI 5 years ago, Donna has been working in the area of private practice assisting clients with chronic pain, concussion, brain injury and mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety and psychological trauma, including PTSD. At Serene View Ranch, Donna provides services as an Occupational Therapist (OT) and a Clinical Care Manager (CCM). Donna is a CBT trained OT who has significant experience working in the area of complex case management. She continues to be inspired by client’s resilience and growth following significant life changing events.
Mental Performance Consultant/ Mental Health Specialist
As part of the Serene View Ranch team, Tara develops equine related experiences focusing on mindfulness and strengthening healthy relationships with self and others. She is a registered member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association, has a BA in Psychology from the University of Prince Edward Island, and an MA in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa, with a specialty for mental skills for sport and life. Tara has training in Natural Lifemanship – Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy, The Attentional and Interpersonal Style (TAIS) assessment, T.R.E. Trauma Releasing Exercises, experiential-therapeutic workshops, and N.L.P. (Neuro-Linguistic Programming). Tara has worked with youth and adults from a variety of populations along with N.H.L./ A.H.L. players, Special Olympics Canada national team program, nationally ranked junior tennis athletes, Canadian youth Olympic team members, world junior curling champions, and other regionally and nationally successful athletes. She also owns her training company, Ahead in the Game.
Samantha obtained her first yoga certification in 2009 in India with YogaLife. Since then she has taken multiple courses annually. After becoming an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher at the 500-hour level (E-RYT-500), she went on to complete a 1000-hour Yoga Therapy Program with the Yoga North International Soma Yoga Institute based in Duluth, Minnesota. Samantha is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) and specializes in Trauma Informed Yoga. She is passionate about sharing Yoga to beginners and demystifying as well as myth-busting some of the information surrounding the practice. Samantha is also a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) and believes in an integrated approach to healing. She has been at the Ranch since 2017.
Hannah received her Honors BSc in Psychology from Saint Mary’s University. Her interest in working with youth and school-aged children took her to UPEI to complete her Education Degree, where she received training in mental health literacy. As part of the Serene View Ranch team, Hannah has developed psycho-educational material for clients on specific topics related to mental health, including resources on the Vagus nerve. Her role also involves conducting intake interviews with clients, administering and scoring psychological tests, and incorporating this information as part of a comprehensive psychological assessment.
Megan Perry has been working as a Certified Music Therapist since 2013. She graduated with a master’s degree in Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University, and has since completed a post-graduate program in Neurological Music Therapy through Colorado State University. Megan has experience supporting a variety of populations including children, youth, and adults with mental health challenges, complex trauma, developmental and intellectual delays, dementia, and acquired brain injuries. She uses a strengths-based and trauma-informed approach, and strongly believes that music provides a space for personal growth and development.
MMT, NMT, RYT-200
Taylor is a graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University where she received a Master of Music Therapy degree. She has training in music-centered psychotherapy, and specialized training in Neurologic Music Therapy (NMT). Taylor is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT-200) and has additional training in trauma-informed yoga. Currently, she is completing her certification in biofeedback. Taylor’s clinical experience involves working with individuals across the lifespan from infancy to older adults, including inpatient and outpatient mental health, complex trauma, traumatic brain injuries, developmental and intellectual delays, and dementia. Taylor believes in the power of the mind-body connection, and uses a client-centered, strengths-based, and trauma-informed approach with clients to support their development, health, and well-being.
Originally from the southwest of England, music and horses were central to Georgia’s upbringing. After graduating from Acadia University with a Bachelor of Music Therapy, she became an Accredited Music Therapist (MTA) in 2019. Georgia has experience working with a variety of clientele including children and youth, individuals with developmental delays and/or disabilities, and individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Since moving to the Island in 2018 for her Music Therapy Internship, Georgia has immersed herself in both the music and horse communities. Since 2018, she has sung with Luminos Ensemble, PEI’s only professional choir. She also teaches voice, piano, and guitar at Long and McQuade. Within the horse community, Georgia is an active instructor and competitor, and recently bought her first horse, Mya. In joining the Serene View Ranch team, Georgia is excited to combine her two passions and see how it can help Islanders.”
Adam is a registered acupuncturist originally from British Columbia, after graduating with his acupuncturist designation in 2018 he completed an additional year-long study into "The Balance System" of acupuncture made famous by Dr. Richard Tefu Tan. Adam's Teacher and mentor Dr. Sonia Tan is a direct disciple of Dr. Richard Tan and developed the first university-accredited certificate program to teach the balance system in its entirety, which Adam is a graduate of the first class. Adam runs his practice primarily off of balance system treatments that focus on the interconnectivity of the meridians and the flow of energy between them, with the ultimate goal of bringing that delicate balance back into regulation. Adam works with a lot of different issues, most commonly body pain, digestion issues and mental health such as anxiety, depression, PTSD and sleep disorders.