I received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology and English Literature from the University of Toronto.
Following that, I trained at the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy in Toronto, studying psychodynamic and intersubjective psychotherapy. My training consisted of an intensive post-graduate study of psychoanalytic theory, as well as an experiential component which included group work, seminars, and case supervision.
I have been in independent practice since 2006. I am registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Mental Health Therapists in Ontario (C.R.P.O.) and I am a participating member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (C.A.P.T).
How I Work
Although I always apply my knowledge of theory to my work, I understand that every client brings his or her own subjective experience to the conversation; therefore, I approach each client from an instinctual place and with a fresh perspective. In addition to simply being with you in a present and empathetic way, as well as offering you my insight and perspective, I will ask you challenging questions. But remember, you will be in a space where you can answer them freely and hear yourself answering them. This is the start of what can lead you to understanding yourself better, healing from your pain and trauma, and hopefully making positive changes in your life.
In addition to keeping up with theoretical readings, I attend psychotherapy-related seminars on subjects such as hypnosis, couples therapy, parent-child dynamics, and pharmacology. I also meet regularly with a group of colleagues to discuss key topics and professional issues regarding the practice of psychotherapy.
I am a contributing expert for iVillage.ca and Sears My Advantage Magazine on topics such as relationships and emotional health: