Heather O’Neale, MSW, RSW, has worked in the social services field in Manitoba for over 16 years in the areas of crisis intervention, adult and adolescent psychiatry, non-profit community counseling and community development. Today, Heather is a private practice therapist working with adults and couples with an emphasis on trauma, anxiety, depression, and relational issues. She is also an instructor at the University of Manitoba, teaching Counselling Skills, Counselling Theories, Working with Families, and Understanding Family Violence. Heather is multiethnic and multicultural, which provides her with a unique experiencing of culture and ethnicity and a strong interest in promoting discussion in these areas. Heather is a mom and partner within a blended, multiethnic family and she universally believes that laughter is a necessary component of healing.