I love doing this work because I’ve been on the other side of it. I’ve experienced first hand the benefits of good therapy. I know how exhausting it is to walk around the world with the appearance that you’re okay, when inside you very much are not. I know how difficult it can be to reach out for help. And I know equally well how beneficial that step and process can be.
I started walking the path towards helping others at a very young age. And like many in the helping professions, I came to this work, in part, by way of my own experience working through issues of anxiety, sadness and not feeling good enough.
Before becoming a psychotherapist, I worked for several Fortune 100 companies in Toronto. I was your typical Type A overachiever. But I was miserable. I was burnt out. My soul was craving more. I was seeking meaning. I enrolled in a Holistic Nutrition program in Toronto, which ignited my passion for health and wellness. While working with my nutrition clients, I became fascinated with the mind-body connection. It was interesting to me how our thoughts, feelings, and unconscious beliefs create our reality and directly impact our happiness and health. I also started to notice that emotional issues, relationship problems, unresolved issues from the past, and trauma are often at the root of many health challenges.
I’ve had the honour of working with renown teachers and mentors across North America. I earned my Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in California. I tailor my approach to my client’s needs and use a mix of relational psychodynamic methods, sensorimotor psychotherapy techniques, depth psychology theory, and mindfulness tools. In addition to my psychotherapy practice in Toronto, I speak to audiences, and I blog for several publications.
As a client, I started to recognize some of the shortcomings of traditional talk therapy in my own counselling. As such, I sought out training in cutting edge treatment approaches informed by neuroscience as well as alternative healing modalities.
– Masters in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute in California
– Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists in the Ontario
– EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Therapy
– Sensorimotor (somatic/body-centered) Psychotherapy
– Mindfulness Therapy
– Relational Therapy
– Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
– Depth Psychology
– Internal Family Systems
– Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
– HRM (holographic resolution method)
HOW TO GET STARTED
To get started, please call 416-388-7545 or email me. We will connect for a consultation. If you have questions or need additional information, please feel to contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you!