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Erin McCarthy, Ph.D.


Erin offers courses and workshops in mindfulness and mindful self-compassion as well as one-on-one mindful coaching sessions (in person and online).

She works with children, youth and adults; students, athletes, parents, writers and academics.

A professor, speaker, author and mindfulness teacher, after completing her undergraduate degree in French and Philosophy at Trent University, Erin went on to complete a Ph.D. at the University of Ottawa, comparing western and eastern views of the self. Erin divides her time between her work as a scholar-teacher at St. Lawrence University (Canton, NY), conference engagements and her mindfulness teaching both on her campus and in the Ottawa area. Her teaching and writing bring together eastern and western philosophies and practices to cultivate human flourishing, joy, and ease.

A long time meditator, Erin came to teach mindful  self-compassion and mindfulness through her interest in and scholarship  on Contemplative Education. She has a particular passion for how mindfulness modalities help in education, parenting and with issues of social justice. She is committed to the ideals of diversity, inclusion and social justice in her work. An educator for over two decades, she’s worked with children, youth and adults to help them find the inner space to live a life of flourishing and is continually inspired by the transformations that these mindfulness modalities afford their practitioners…herself included!

Interested in one on one mindfulness and meditation coaching? Using an evidence based approach, as your mindfulness coach, Erin will give you personalized attention, guidance and instruction in mindfulness and mediation so you can reduce your stress and cultivate joy. For more information and to book an appointment, go to: OR contact Erin directly @

See Erin’s current offerings for workshops for adults AND children coming up in our clinic space HERE !