Mare is a former journalist and radio host, now holding a Bachelor of Social Work with her Registered Social Worker designation pending. She graduated from the University of Calgary in 2023 with honours. Mare is a best-selling Canadian author of the book Finding Your Cape: How to Course Correct and Achieve Greatness When Things Don't Go As Planned.
Mare is offering counselling services in person and online to help others reach their goals and in their healing. She is trained in helping adults with their mental health, grief support, life skills, caregiver needs and more. Mare welcomes people of all backgrounds and identities.
Mare uses a strengths-based approach, focusing on understanding a person's ecosystem, background and needs in order to best help a client. Mare is known for being accepting, open, empowering and kind. She is trained in Mental Health First Aid, Trauma-Informed Care and Ethical Conduct for Research Involving Humans. Mare currently sits on the board of the South Okanagan Loss Society.