Therapist Profile

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Toronto, Ontario
(416) 421-3791 (phone)

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When I entered therapy to work out my own difficulties, I chose a situation that included a work component. I thought that while I was exploring my weaknesses (as I thought of them at the time) I would also have a chance to experience my strengths.

I often think of that as I work with clients who see themselves as diminished by the fact that they are troubled. Admitting to difficulty often feels like accepting that one is defective, inferior to the rest of humanity.

Current trauma theory is now confirming that symptoms people experience in their present lives (eg: the startle response) actually signal an old adaptive mechanism (a highly alert state) that helped them during the traumatic times (get away from danger in time to avoid being hurt).

Similarly I believe that the thoughts, feelings and reactions that give us trouble in our present lives are leftovers from a time when these ways of thinking, feeling and acting helped us to make sense of and cope with the world we lived in. I could see this in my life as I went through my own therapy and I see it in clients as we work together to unravel their experience.

I think it is important to feel our competence as we are exploring our problems. It provides an essential foundation from which to work.

  • Fees

    $80 per session
  • Training

    Diploma, Centre for Training in Psychotherapy; BA, Psychology, University of Toronto
  • Approaches and Techniques

    Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Focus

    Abuse in Childhood, Anxiety, Borderline Personality, Depression, Narcissistic Personality, Relationships, and Self Esteem
  • Age Specialty

  • Religious Specialty

  • Spoken Language

  • Session Format

    Private Sessions