Marie Mitilinellis is an R.N. who has been working in mental health promotion for the last 14 years. Marie has spent much of her health promotion career in the public sector, and strongly believes in effectively run, publicly funded health promotion services. At the same time there is something to be said for privately funded innovation, creativity and change that is not as easily found in public realm.
Marie has taken the best of what she has learned in the public sector plus her own innovations and vision and created Four Health Corners.
Marie has been trained in, and has been teaching, Narrative Solution Focused Approaches. It can be considered a therapeutic style or simply a way of having helpful conversations with people. This way of communicating with others fits with the philosophy and vision of Four Health Corners. It places the client as the expert in their own lives; separates the person from their problems; understands that realities are socially constructed and that people make sense of their lives from the stories they have come to believe of themselves. Therapeutic communication is an important part of helping others move toward higher levels of wellness.
Marie’s credentials/experience include:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing [summa cum laude]- specializing in public health and mental health - York University
Hons. Bachelor of Science in Biogeography University of Toronto
Over 10 years of community nursing
Mental Health Consultant with the City of Toronto for 8 years
Teaching Narrative Solution Focused Approach for over 8 years
Providing communities with psychosocial support after a critical incident as part of a Community Support Team
Various roles in health promotion including heart health, smoking cessation and nutrition
Forensic Nurse Examiner at Scarborough Grace Hospital
Visiting Nurse with St. Elizabeth
Health Promotion Nurse with the University of Toronto
Addictions experience with CAMH
Certification in trauma counseling from Hinks Dellcrest
Certificate in Mindfulness Meditation from the University of Toronto
Qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher and working toward certification from the University of Massachusetts Medical School
Certified Health Educator - Hippocrates Health Institute
Four Health Corners is founded on integrity, honesty, accountability, evidence, growth and a dedication to living a mindful and respectful existence in collaboration with all species. We strive for excellence and affiliate ourselves and or acquire certifications from organizations that are aligned with our values and high standards of practice.