Words are very important−they distinguish us as human beings from our fellow creatures. In psychotherapy the particular importance of putting thoughts and feelings into words is unmistakable. Psychoanalytic or psychodynamic psychotherapy is sometimes called the “talking cure.” When you talk in a psychotherapeutic context about what is bothering or upsetting or puzzling you, something can change.
My first training was in literature. I received my PhD in English Literature from the University of Toronto and have spent many years teaching at both the university and college levels, something I have enjoyed immensely. In 1994 I decided to take additional extensive training at The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy in Toronto, specifically learning to work with the whole person as the person experiences herself or himself, and looking at not only what a person is aware of but also those things a person is not aware of, those thoughts and feelings and beliefs that are unconscious or only partly understood. Therapy is an exploration of those feelings and beliefs in a respectful, attentive, and caring context.
We have great inner resources for healing and for growth. But we need a context in which we feel listened to and heard and within which a new perspective can develop. My method as a psychotherapist is to listen carefully to your dreams, experiences, fears, hopes, and longings, as we work together in your therapy to understand your particular concerns and experiences.
My Toronto office provides a comfortable physical space in which to meet and talk.
• 95 St Joseph Street, East Entrance, Rm 114, Toronto, ON M5S 3C2
• Nearest intersection: Bay St and Wellesley St (walk north on Bay to St Joseph Street)
• Nearest subway:
1. Bay St subway: take bus or walk south on Bay St to St Joseph St
2. Wellesley St subway: take bus or walk west on Wellesley to Bay St then walk north to St Joseph St (Wellesley subway is closest, about a 5-minute+ walk)