Emotional pain can be a heavy burden to carry. We can work on lifting this burden together. Taking the first step to start to see a therapist is an important one. A person may be suffering and have been for a long time. To hope that things can be different and take steps to change your life is brave. My approach to this work is to respect all parts of you, those that the world readily sees and those that can remain hidden. As we navigate this process together, I will work to provide a safe space for you to heal, learn and grow.
Working as a Registered Psychotherapist, my therapeutic approach is psychodynamic, which can also be called insight-oriented. Through relational conversation, we can work together to connect the present to the past. This can assist you to find links to your history which create patterns of living that may be challenging in your life now.
My hope for you is that through this journey together you will find relief in your day to day life and that, over time you will experience greater fulfillment and freedom in living.
My training as a Psychotherapist was through The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy in Toronto, which has a rigorous, academic and experiential learning program to specifically train therapists to practice Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
I find working as a psychotherapist fulfilling. It is an honour to be a part of someone’s healing and growth. I truly respect the decision people make to come to therapy. It takes a certain amount of courage to come and sit in front of another person and talk about your stories and feelings.
Each person’s story is different and I want to hear yours and understand you.
All are welcome.
Language I work in: English
You and I will meet in a private space where I will work to help you feel safe, heard and engaged in your own process for change.
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on your needs. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session.
Therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development.
It is most common for people to attend weekly sessions, on the same day at the same time each week.
Intersection: Bloor Street W and Spadina Ave., in between Dupont & Bloor St. W
Close to streetcars and Spadina subway station
Near the University of Toronto, several downtown hospitals, Queens Park, Kennsignton Market and O.C.A.D.