I am Registered Psychotherapist - registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, a government body whose mission is to protect the public's interest through regulating the field of psychotherapy in Ontario.
I am also a Certfied Gestalt Therapist - a graduate of the Gestalt Institute of Toronto’s Psychotherapist Training Program. I have maintained a full time private practice since 1999.
And while my formal training is in Gestalt Psychotherapy, I have also studied and integrated several different approaches into my work; primarily Transpersonal, Relational, and Psychodynamic therapies.
I hold certificates and diplomas in various other health related training programs including Psycho-Spiritual Therapy, Shamanic Studies and Polarity Therapy.
Since 2006 I have owned and co-run the 400 Dupont Street Therapy Centre, a multi-disciplinary therapy centre located near Spadina and Dupont in Toronto.
I am a member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (O.A.C.C.P.P.) and adhere to their code of ethics.
I am also a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (C.A.P.T.) and adhere to their code of ethics.
My keen commitment to my own personal growth and professional development is supported through ongoing personal psychotherapy, peer supervision and therapy groups, and various workshops, courses and training.
Areas of Practice
Through my 20 years of practice, I have had the privilege of helping many through a diverse range of issues and areas of struggle. Here is a sampling of my areas of experience:
- Anxiety and Stress
- Anger Issues
- Avoidance and Procrastination
- Behavioural Issues
- Break-ups, Separation and Divorce
- Career Issues and Transitions
- Chronic Illness and Health Issues
- Fears and Phobias
- Feeling Stuck
- Feelings of Guilt and Shame
- Feelings of Overwhelm and Despair
- Grief, Loss and Bereavement
- Intimacy Issues
- Isolation and Loneliness
- Life Traumas
- Life Transitions
- Obsessions and Compulsions
- Relationship Issues
- Self-Consciousness and Shyness
- Sense of Inadequacy
- Struggles with Assertiveness
- Struggles with Decision Making
- Struggles with Self-Esteem and Self-Worth
- Unresolved Childhood Experiences
As a two time cancer survivor I also have a special interest in working with emotional recovery from cancer and other challenging illnesses.