My career has taken me to the Pine River Institute where I was a residential youth counsellor for youth 13 to 19 struggling with addictive behaviours and often other mental health issues, and to Hospice Georgian Triangle where I was a Patient and Family support worker providing group therapy sessions and individual support to patients during their end of life journeys.
My path to becoming a psychotherapist is not your typical story. Prior to opening my private practice in Toronto in 2013, I had operated my own general contracting company for many years. A severe work injury forced me to reassess my career. I embarked on an educational journey that I had intended to pursue at some point in my life. I was terrified at the prospect of having to start all over again, I was also exhilarated with the idea of broadening my experiences and sharing my unique skills with my clients. I was accepted to train with The Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy (TIRP); recognized by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. TIRP was an intense personal and professional experience that combined studying the most current theoretical approaches to psychotherapy and included an exhaustive personal exploration of self that required my attendance to over 120 hours of personal therapy, and weekly group therapy processes. The work was often gruelling but ultimately the reward for having put in this deeply emotional and personal work has allowed me to sit with my clients in an empowering way as they embark on their own journey to explore and discover themselves in their world.
I love my work. The therapeutic relationship is a unique one. I appreciate that my clients bravely enter into their therapy and share the stories that are sometimes gruelling, confusing, and unknown. My clients have reflected back to me that they experience me as kind, thoughtful, helpful and easy to talk to. I can offer that I always approach my practice with an intent to attune to my clients with acceptance, curiosity and empathy. It is an experience that firmly establishes a secure base for my clients to land.
I provide relational, client-centred psychotherapy which is a process that can help you explore your feelings and life circumstances within a safe, confidential, non-judgmental and understanding therapeutic environment.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist 007005 CRPO. I am a member of the Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT). My practice is informed by psychodynamic, intersubjective and relational psychotherapy theory combined with practical counselling experience and supervision by Toronto’s leading psychotherapists.
I offer sliding scale, ethical and professional therapeutic services to people who are struggling with: Difficulties in their relationships, Depression Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Trauma, Abuse, Addictions, Anger, Job or school related stress, Self harm, Suicidal thinking, Grief and loss