I work with adults and couples to help them move towards a state of continued growth, compassion, and self-awareness in a way that is collaborative, strengths-based, and empowering.
In therapy, I am trained to address concerns including, but not limited to: anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder, significant life changes, marital and couples counselling, family counselling (adult clients only), substance use and addictions, as well as gender identity, sexuality, and queer issues.
I believe in creating a client-therapist relationship that truly fosters authenticity, support, and space for both acceptance, and for change. This can begin in our very first session. Together, we can begin to tease apart the adaptive approaches to dealing with and moving through life you’ve grown accustomed to, and begin to decipher which of these patterns are serving you, and which you may be interested in moving beyond. Working within each clients’ own unique time frame, needs, and goals, I can help to clarify and create space to explore past, present, and future experiences of oneself and ones’ life. Using evidence-based approaches, and remaining well versed in the research literature supporting psychotherapy, I will check-in regularly to ensure that therapy remains useful and relevant for you.
I have obtained my Masters of Education in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, and have received training in emotion-focused therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness and yoga therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, and psychodynamic therapy. I have previously worked as a psychotherapist in Women’s College Hospital’s Trauma Therapy Program, and in The Jean Tweed Centre. I provide clinical supervision for a number of mental health organizations, agencies, and individual practitioners, and regularly accept consultation contracts for mental health focused program development. I am currently a fully registered member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario in good standing, and am a general member of the OACCPP. I have presented on the clinical applications of mindfulness, addictions and complex trauma to several hospitals and universities both within Canada and abroad.
I typically see clients for 50 minutes at a time, though longer sessions can be arranged and prorated in cost as needed. My rate is $175/session for individuals, and $200/session for couples and families (+ 13% HST). I hold eight regular sliding scale slots for clients otherwise unable to access therapy- at the moment these spots are filled and the waitlist is closed. Sessions can be spread out to help reduce costs, and while clients often begin with weekly or biweekly sessions, they tend to reduce the frequency of sessions in time, eventually scheduling single sessions only when needed.