I’ve been assisting individuals, couples, and families in a professional capacity for over 20 years and bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the therapeutic encounter.
I have both a B.A. and B.Sc. from the University of Toronto and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Adler University – Chicago. I am a member of the North American Society for Adlerian Psychology, the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT), The Canadian Association of Marriage and family therapy and The Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals. I am registered with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario.
My work experience includes roles at: York University, The Scarborough Hospital, Our Place (Peel), St. Leonard’s, and Youthdale treatment centres. I’ve maintained a private practice since 2004.
I definitely look beyond the medical model and work with a non-pathologizing, holistic view of the person. My approach to Psychotherapy is best understood as integrative as I draw on a number of psychological traditions including: Psychoanalytic and humanistic. My approach is infused with mindfulness based techniques, progressive relaxation exercises, narrative therapy interventions, two-chair techniques, role play and guided visualizations. I also have a lot of experience with Cognitive-Behavioural-techniques and Behavioural exercises. When working with families and couples I use a systematic approach (Gottman, Adler)
For over 15 years I’ve been providing weekly anger management sessions in Scarborough and East York.
In my practice I work with a Clinical Psychologist and a number of Psychotherapy trainees.