Therapy starts with what is happening for you right now. Perhaps you have something specific you’d like to work on, such as an identifiable feeling or a difficulty; perhaps there is something more vague and less easily articulated going on. Wherever you are, is where we begin.
My lived experience as a parent, and my work with children and families impacted by intimate partner violence, are what led me to the decision to train as a psychotherapist. I trained for six years at the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy in Toronto, a Master’s level program, and for an additional year as a Process Group Facilitator at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto. I am currently in training as a volunteer on the Crisis and Support line at the Durham Rape Crisis Centre. As a full member in good standing of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy, I am committed, both personally and professionally, to a life of ongoing learning and self-development.
Language I work in: English
Issues I work with include:
A therapy session is a conversation: part question and answer, part storytelling, part meaning- making. Over time, as your trust develops, you will begin to go deeper into who you are and how you feel, and into your history. Together we will work to identify patterns and habits of being and relating, by tracing the threads which connect you to your past and to your present. The work will be led by you. You will be paid real attention to. A psychodynamic psychotherapist is trained to listen carefully; for what you are trying to say when you are at your most quiet; even when you are silent. To listen carefully, with kindness and without judgement; to bear witness, and to support you in your work to better understand yourself as you move forward into the life that you have always been worthy of.