(416) 929-9861 (phone)
Centrally and conveniently located; five minutes from both the Yonge and Bloor subway lines; parking available; wheelchair accessible.
The psychotherapy I practise is usually called Interpersonal or Relational. The relationship with you, the client, provides a key transforming element in the therapy. I believe that it is you who knows, better than anyone else, what path to follow, even if you do not know how to find your way or where to begin. We work at the pace you set for yourself. We discuss the subjects and problems you wish to pursue.
A successful therapeutic relationship will soon cast light upon some of the beliefs and patterns of behavior that have been out of your awareness until now, but have nonetheless influenced your experience. Once made conscious and once accepted, these beliefs and patterns may be transformed or adapted or dealt with in any way you choose. This process is empowering and its results become evident in your personal interactions, your intimate relationships, and your sense of yourself.
The work of psychotherapy is both very challenging and very interesting. Although the process may be troubling at times (because of certain memories, experiences, or misgivings that inevitably arise in the course of the work), it may also be humorous, joyful, and enlivening. We need not focus all the time on the individual's problems or even on the individual at all. In fact, clients of mine always feel free to introduce issues of culture, religion, philosophy, politics, current events, and so on, issues that interest them now or have influenced them in the past. The conversations that arise usually enrich the work and often lead to other personal discoveries that serve the therapy well.
Typically I see my clients once a week for a full hour. The room is private and comfortable; the office is wheel chair accessible and very conveniently located; and the sessions are entirely confidential.
TrainingCentre for Training in Psychotherapy (CTP). I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a clinical member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT).
Theoretical BackgroundMy first career was as a university professor, specializing in English literature, creative writing, and multidisciplinary studies. A broad interest in the humanities, social sciences, and creative arts has shaped my psychotherapy practice from the start.
Approaches and TechniquesInterpersonal, Mindfulness, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Relational Psychotherapy, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
FocusAnxiety, Artistic Creative Expression, Body Awareness, Career and Work, Creative Expression, Death and Dying, Depression, Developmental Disorders, Divorce and Separation, Existential, Experiential, Family, General, Identity, Loss and Grief, Men's Issues, Parenting, Relationships, Self Esteem, Stress, and Trauma
Age SpecialtyYouth (20 - 25), Adults, and Elders
Religious SpecialtyAny, Christian, and Jewish
Session FormatPrivate Sessions, Phone Sessions, and Skype Sessions