PhD, Dipl. (TIRP)
I have been involved with therapy for more than a decade and In private practice since 2015. I work with couples and individuals. I have also been teaching as faculty in the York University Department of Gender Women and Sexuality Studies since 2003.
CAPT Membership Number: 420
Issues I work with
Abuse, Addiction, Anxiety, Bereavement, Career/Work, Depression, Divorce Separation, Grief/Loss, Intergenerational Trauma, LGBTQ, Obsessive/Compulsive Tendencies, Parenting, Relationships/Family, Sexuality and Gender, Spirituality, Trauma
- Couples/Relationship Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Therapy
- Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
- Relational Psychotherapy
TrainingToronto Institute of Relational Psychotherapy (2018)
Toronto Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis (2021) Psychoanalytic Training
My therapy practice is Relationally Focused, which means that it is the co-created relationship between us that is the healing force of the therapy. Moreover, the therapeutic sessions draw upon our experiences of the past and these sessions bring to light how these experiences get replayed in the present often without our knowing. Whether it is a toxic relationship that keeps repeating over and over in our lives, whether it is the same debilitating anxiety that keeps getting in the way of our moving forward, or depression that casts a shadow over our prospects of joy; these past life experiences (whether in childhood or older) keep us stuck; maybe in an unsatisfying job, or in unhealthy relationships or in our addictions. Maybe our fears have shaped a kind of survival system that has worked well for us—up until now.
Perhaps these experiences or genetics have led us into addictions as coping mechanisms, or have resulted in other ways that we dealt with the exterior world, but these mechanisms no longer work—in fact they
are causing pain—to yourself and to others. Or maybe we are looking to get in touch with the best parts of our being. Paying attention to all of these beliefs, thoughts, and emotions can help us change the stories that we tell ourselves. And a good therapeutic relationship in can help us do that. It’s the beginning of a new chapter, a new story of our lives.
Office LocationHigh Park
240 Roncesvalles Ave
Toronto, Ontario M6R 2L8
Suite 409 421 Bloor St. E./Sherbourne
Toronto, Ontario M4X 1X6
Office is wheelchair accessible