My approach to therapy is empowering and compassionate and focuses on giving clients the means to enhance their understanding of themselves and their predicament, and explore possible ways to understand, manage and relieve their distress and suffering. I am an active and engaged therapist, who listens deeply and provides direct feedback or tools to help clients achieve relief and lasting and meaningful change. Within the context of unconditional acceptance and non-judgement, this means clients can develop more adaptive ways of coping, relating to others, develop deeper connections and be responsible and in control of themselves and their emotions.
My approach is informed by an Integrative Psychodynamic understanding, complemented by additional training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Transactional Analysis, and Grief Therapy. I also see couples in difficulty, to improve communication and emotional connection, to transition through difficult life challenges and recover from other attachment hurts. I have a number of years of experience with adolescents who are struggling. I see Parents of children of all ages to assist them with difficulties and help them understand their children’s needs so as to meet them in more appropriate ways. I have experience in Palliative Care as well as grief work.
At times, I work with clients to better understand their past experiences and early emotional injuries. This often leads to greater insight into the interpersonal patterns they learned which may now be contributing to and sabotaging their adult emotional predicaments.
Qualifications: M.A. (Clinical Psychology)
Registration: C.R.P.O. (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario)
Years of Practice: 1995 – Present
Personality Struggles and Disorders
Other Mental Health/Illness and family support
Coping skills, Life Changes and Adjustment
Support for Caregivers
Palliative Care and Grief
Trauma Debriefing and P.T.S.D.
Personal Growth and Work/Life Balance