Therapist Profile

Accepting New Clients

316 Dupont Street
Toronto
Canada
M5R 2E6
(416) 926-8776 (phone)

Do you suffer from unbearable and overwhelming feelings such as shame, anxiety, depression, fear of going crazy, or simply feeling unsafe? Talking to a therapist & having her listen without judgement or an agenda can be transformative. Please see www.integralpsychotherapy.ca for a detailed description of my approach -- examples are attachment theory; trauma techniques such as working with the body to relax, & speaking to child parts/states; and Ken Wilber's spiritual & integral writings. Also, I study Buddhism and its integration with therapy; I use Buddhist mindfulness with interested clients. I pay attention to feelings and what blocks them, as well as to unconscious distorted beliefs that influence us but are out of awareness.

I have a particular interest in shame, the sense that you are defective, which then causes fear of exposing this vulnerable hidden part, and constricts expression of who you truly are. I can help you reduce feelings of shame and increase spontaneity, using trauma techniques such as mindfulness and body work.

Therapists must undergo therapy as well in order to limit blind spots (or unconscious collusion), so that you will feel safe to talk freely. I was required to undergo intensive personal and group psychotherapy before and during my training.

I also enjoy working with those of multicultural backgrounds and I have experience with Italian, Croatian, Serbian, and Asian clients.


  • Certification

    Dipl CTP
  • Fees

    $80-$120, sliding scale
  • Training

    Diploma from Centre for Training in Psychotherapy; Janina Fisher's webinars on Trauma Treatment, Lvl 1-3, and Treatment of Shame
  • Approaches and Techniques

    Attachment Theory, Bioenergetics, Dream Work, Intersubjectivity Therapy, Mindfulness, Neurobiological Approach, Parts Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Focus

    Abuse in Childhood, Anger Issues, Anxiety, Authenticity, Body Oriented, Buddhist Philosophy, Dissociative Disorder, Dream Imagery, Ego States, Emotional Abuse, General, Grief, Grounding in the Present Moment, Identity, Intergenerational Trauma, Loss and Grief, Self Esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, and Worry
  • Age Specialty

    Youth (20 - 25), Adults, and Elders
  • Religious Specialty

    Any, Buddhist, and Other Spiritual or Religious Affiliation
  • Spoken Language

    English
  • Session Format

    Private Sessions, Phone Sessions, and Skype Sessions