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“Aisling” (pronounced ash + ling) - Gaelic word meaning 

 'dream' or 'vision.'

Areas of Expertise

Addictions Counselling, Interventions, Family Education Sessions, Case Management, Sober Companion/Sober Coach, Equine Facilitated Wellness

I am certified with the following addictions associations:

  • Association of Intervention Specialists (AIS) - Candidate Member

  • Pennsylvania Certifications Board (PCB) - Candidate - Certified Family Recovery Specialist.

I am honoured to work under direct supervision from one of North America's leading Interventionists, Patricia Pike,

Can Am Interventions.

  • CACCF Member in good standing and Candidate - Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor

  • NAADAC - NCPRSS - Nationally Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist 

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About Me

My name is Heather, and Welcome to Aisling Addiction Services Ltd.


As an Honours Graduate of Reeves College Addictions and Community Support Worker program, and a current Bachelor of Psychology Student at Athabasca University, I am adept at working within the Addictions and

At-Risk fields.  I have also completed my initial courses in Equine Facilitated Wellness. I have a strong passion for living in recovery and am the Chair for the Recovery Day Calgary Planning Committee.  I have almost 5 years of lived experience of Recovery through building resilience, sharing experiences, and fostering community. 

I also hold a Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety from the University of Alberta and am a senior professional with over 23 years of demonstrated success in progressive leadership roles that include the construction, manufacturing, utilities and financial sectors. The last portion of my safety career saw me focus exclusively on HSE senior roles that span the planning and execution of HSE policies across corporate and field locations, both locally and internationally.  

I am a result driven professional with excellent analytical skills, management expertise and interpersonal skills.  A natural communicator with a dynamic personality and presence, I am a direct, take charge individual who quickly assesses a situation, institutes processes and procedures. My ability to influence people and effect change is key to the recovery programming that I offer.



Addiction can make you feel alone,

Find hope in reaching out.


This special report is a must read for any family considering an intervention.  It will provide a lot of information and will answer some of your questions.  Please contact us, if you need assistance.


If you are concerned about a loved ones pattern of use, please do not hesitate to contact us.  Call today for a free 1/2 hour consultation on how we can help your family recover from the cycle of addiction within your family system.