Diploma in Analytical Psychology, Toronto, IAAP,OAJA
IAAP, OAJA, CRPO Diploma Analytical Psychology C.G. Jung Foundation, Toronto Member of the of Registered Psychotherapists Of Ontario Registration Number: 001017
I am a psychotherapist and Jungian Analyst in private practice in Toronto and the GTA, Canada. Since 1998, I have been counseling and helping people in various issues regarding their well-being.
CAPT Membership Number: 248
Issues I work with
Abuse, Addiction, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career/Work, Chronic Pain, Depression, Divorce Separation, Grief/Loss, Relationships/Family, Spirituality, Trauma
- Jungian Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Therapy
- Performance Anxiety For Artists: Psychotherapeutic Help
- Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
CertificationDiploma of Analytical Psychology, Member of the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts (OAJA), International Association of Analytical Psychology (IAAP) and Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT)
I started my career as a psychotherapist by focusing on the demands made on artists. I developed workshops and classes untitled Performance Without Fear in which I used my knowledge as a yoga teacher and meditation practitioner to help artists who experienced creative blocks and, at times debilitating, stage fright.
In 2000, I became interested in the works of the Swiss psychologist C.G. Jung, and entered the training program offered in Toronto by the Jung Foundation. I graduated in January 2009 and became a certified Jungian Analyst.
I believe that there is a potential for wholeness in each human being: It is a vital as well as a spiritual force that longs for freedom and wholeness. This vital urge towards completeness and self-realization is akin to that of the blade of grass which manages to find its way to the sunlight even through rock and rubble. It is what gives life hope and meaning.
Yet, a person may be too busy doing to become aware of this force. Accomplishing the tasks at hand, and trying to succeed in the outside world does not always allow a person to pause, reflect on life and attend to the needs of the inner world - the space within. Frequent feelings of emptiness, anger, sadness, and grief may occur, leading to a loss of hope and meaning in ones life.
This is the point at which one may choose to take advantage of psychotherapeutic care. Psychotherapy is the space in which these feelings will be explored and ones unique journey honored in a safe, non-judgmental way. Choosing to direct the gaze inward allows one to find a stillness - the space within, which enhances ones awareness of life. In the space within, caring for ones spirit opens the way towards discovering ones wholeness.
It is my conviction that the movement towards wholeness is more of a journey than a goal; it is an in-depth journey on the way towards self-acceptance, self-worth and self-realization. The psychotherapeutic journey takes awareness, patience and, above all, love and respect for the complexity and the uniqueness of ones own humanity.
The uniqueness and complexity of each human being is like the uniqueness of a multi-faceted diamond. The multiple facets of the diamond change under the light, and the special brilliance that one witnesses depends on the light as well as that part of the diamond which is exposed to the light. We are all multi-faceted.
We contact different facets of ourselves upon different occasions, with different people, and at different stages of ones life. At times, accepting these different facets of oneself may be quite difficult. Our upbringing, schooling and insertion in society may have led us to believe that some parts (facets) of ourselves were more acceptable than others.
We may have put aside or buried these unacceptable parts, sometimes very deeply, in our psyche and body.
It takes awareness, courage, resilience and fortitude to be willing to explore all these facets of ones being and to accept oneself fully. Although this may be difficult at times, this movement towards self-acceptance is what leads one towards a conscious choice for ones life; one becomes a full participant in ones life rather than a victim of external events, and this leads one towards self-worth and self-realization. It is what ultimately provides hope and meaning for life in all its mystery, complexity, fullness and richness.
Office LocationBloor and South Kingsway
Suite 4 306 South Kingsway
Toronto, Ontario M6S 3T9