Dip. TIRP (Candidate)
I’m a queer therapist whose approach to healing is informed by my previous work in the anti-violence field supporting trauma survivors. My approach is trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, warm, and collaborative. I work with individuals and couples who are struggling with various life challenges.
CAPT Membership Number: 606
Issues I work with
Abuse, Addiction, Anxiety, Career/Work, Chronic Pain, Depression, Divorce Separation, Fertility/Infertility, Grief/Loss, LGBTQ, Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies, Parenting, Relationships/Family, Sexuality and Gender, Trauma
- Couples/Relationship Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Relational Psychotherapy
Certification• M.A. in Sociology and Equity Studies in Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)/U of T
• Certificate in Restorative Justice, Simon Fraser University
• Certificate in Dispute Resolution, York University
•Additional training on narrative therapy, trauma-informed practice, suicide prevention and crisis intervention
Working for the last 15 years in the anti-violence and social justice fields has strengthened my capacity to provide trauma-informed care and delve deeply into complicated and difficult feelings and experiences. People come to therapy for many reasons. Sometimes there are specific, urgent reasons – relationship conflicts or breakdown, death of a loved one or other losses. Sometimes it’s more about general feelings of dissatisfaction, loneliness, sadness, stuckness or anger. You may not be totally certain what you want to talk about at first, there is just something that does not feel right.
Relational therapy sessions are conversations that help you put language to things that have been unspoken, or examine things that are surfacing. Whatever you bring to the conversation, I am committed to working carefully and collaboratively with you as you discover new ways of being with yourself and with others.
I provide care within an anti-oppressive, feminist, LGBTQ*-affirmative and sex/kink/poly/sex-work positive framework.
Office LocationPape and Danforth
Suite 5 588 Danforth Ave
Toronto, Ontario M4K1R1
Secondary Office717 Bloor St.
Toronto, Ontario M6G1L5
Office is wheelchair accessible