I believe that people are resilient, dynamic and have their own strengths which can be the foundation for therapy. My approach is strength-based and incorporates motivational interviewing, solution-focused, and cognitive-behavioural therapy. These approaches have been successful in addressing mental health, relationships, addictions, behavioural concerns, and more.
Ultimately I strive to promote a supportive and non-judgemental environment where my clients can feel confident in reaching their goals. My office is located in a convenient and discrete location and evening and weekend appointments are available. Call anytime and be assured that appointments are often available within 48 hrs.
I am passionate about enriching couple relationships and I I’d love to help you heal, strengthen, and nurture your relationship. I work with individuals and couples and I have a special interest in working with couples who are parenting young children.
Pregnancy, postpartum, and the early parenting years are particularly vulnerable times for individual women and their relationships. I feel privileged to work with women who are experiencing stress, depression, or anxiety during pregnancy or the postpartum period. Evening and Saturday appointments are available.
I have taught meditation and mindfulness extensively, including as an instructor at the University of Toronto for 10 years. I bring many years of experience to sharing evidence based techniques and tools for addressing a range of life problems. I support individuals to live more joyfully, peacefully and with authenticity.
Most recently, I created Knotted Words Celtic Art, an online business selling inspirational celtic art, combining celtic knotwork with literary quotes, ranging from nursery rhymes and fairytales to poetry and more gothic fare inspired by the likes of H. P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allan Poe.
As a Psychologist with a background in Recreation Therapy, I have a unique perspective on wellness, health, and making change. I focus on building on strengths and I believe even small changes to lead to big differences!
I have advanced training in trauma therapy and use EMDR to help people heal. I successfully use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to treat depression and anxiety. I love to work with couples, and I use a Gottman approach to relationship counseling which is very effective in teaching people to strengthen their relationships and reduce conflict.
As an experienced psychologist, I use my years of experience to help my clients resolve their problems. Transitions in life are not always easy, and having support during difficult times can be helpful. My office is in a great location, accessible and has lots of free parking. Call me for a free telephone consultation.
I consider myself a theoretical integrationist, drawing primarily from attachment, psychodynamic, and existential models of therapy. I strive to understand the whole person and will tailor therapy to the needs of each client. My aim is to provide experiences that address core issues while promoting real and lasting change.
I have a keen interest in helping people address longstanding problems that may have gone unresolved in previous therapy. I am very passionate about my job and enjoy the challenge of uncovering the obstacles that get in the way of each person finding their way to a fulfilling life.
In your first session with me, I will work with you to develop your therapeutic goals, and conduct a scientifically-based and thorough assessment that will help you gain a greater understanding of your concerns, as well the unique strengths you possess that will help you achieve your goals.
I have been working with couples since 2010, and have received training from the Couples Institute in California. Their Developmental Model helps people open up to their partners in a way that reduces the anxiety of conflict, by working with attachment theory and increasing differentiation skills. Communicate better – love better.
My background has given me the chance to work with a wide variety of people, from inner-city seniors to women seeking reproductive health services. Social justice is the backbone of my practice and I aspire to treat you with the compassion and sensitivity deserved, due to the trust you have put in me.
Having completed a PhD in Clinical Psychology by a Canadian Psychological Association accredited program, I have extensive and broad clinical training helping diverse populations (4000+ supervised hours of psychotherapy and assessment). I also have special experience working in the correctional (prison) system and completed my thesis on Correctional Staff.
I pride myself on being warm, non-judgmental and easy-going. I take my clinical work seriously and am dedicated to ongoing professional development in evidence-based practice. I employ diverse theoretical approaches and a collaborative, integrative style, to help my clients achieve their individual goals for wellbeing.