Due to COVID19, I am also available for video sessions. Please contact me for more information.
The world breaks everyone, and afterward many are strong at the broken places.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto with a private practice conveniently located in the Yonge & St. Clair area. I understand the bravery it takes to be completely vulnerable with another individual. My role in our sessions is to meet you right where you are with respect, compassion, and non-judgement. I find it a privilege to journey with a client. I work diligently to create a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship with each client and get to the heart-of-the matter. I attune to clients’ pain and help them achieve a healthier, deliberate and more joyful life. I employ different therapeutic approaches and adjust interventions based on the needs of each client. I provide psychotherapy to adults and adolescents of 16 years and older.
Psychotherapy can provide you with an opportunity for healing and personal growth by helping you to understand why and how you have come to make certain choices in your life, and how those choices have impacted you. By helping you to become mindful and self-aware, you can have clarity and confidence in your future life choices- empowering you to live with intention, becoming unstuck and moving forward to create a life and relationship to yourself and others that you feel at peace with.
• Adult survivors of Childhood Interpersonal trauma and abuse / Complex Post Traumatic Stress
• Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)
• Emotional Dysregulation
• Interpersonal conflict & relationship issues
• Personal and work-related stress
• Parenting concerns
• Substance Use Issues
• Resolving unfinished business with significant others
• Life changes
I grew up in Montreal, Quebec and moved to Toronto as an adult. I completed my undergraduate studies at Concordia University in Montreal and Graduate studies at the University of Toronto.
For more than 20 years, I have worked in a variety of settings including with the Ministry of Health and Family Services in Quebec, Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), and Women’s College Hospital (a leading hospital in the field of Trauma and Mental Health), providing individual and group psychotherapy services and programs to those who have experienced a variety of emotional and psychological difficulties.
My practice is dedicated to individuals experiencing a wide range of emotional difficulties including finding meaning and purpose in life, stress, anxiety, depression, and anger; I have extensive experience working with adults who have experienced interpersonal childhood trauma.
I work collaboratively with each client in creating a tailored approach to their unique emotional needs and life circumstances.
I am an enthusiastic life-long learner and regularly engage in clinically relevant courses and skill training workshops.
My approach to therapy is grounded in contemporary psychotherapeutic theories of functioning.
At times, we have all trouble navigating our emotions. People often try to suppress emotions to avoid being overwhelmed by them. This can result in confusion and pain. I have found the following approaches to be highly effective in helping clients become unstuck and move towards their identified goals:
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT
Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
A number of benefits are available from participating in therapy. Therapists can provide support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced coping strategies for issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, stress management, body image issues and self-esteem. Many people also find that therapists can be a tremendous help when managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, and substance use concerns. Therapists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution. Some of the benefits available from therapy include:
Yes, I offer both.
When most people think about therapy, they envision themselves sitting in an office speaking to a therapist face-to-face. While I do continue to offer in-person therapy when deemed more appropriate, online therapy has grown in popularity over the past few years. In fact, it’s become an essential service during the COVID pandemic.
Several studies show that online therapy can be just as effective as in-person therapy in many cases.
Many people enjoy the convenience of online therapy. They find it saves time since they don’t have to commute to appointments. Individuals may also feel more comfortable in their own home, even more comfortable expressing themselves online.
While online therapy can be very effective, it typically isn’t recommended for individuals who are experiencing suicidal ideation or if your home environment isn’t conducive to sharing sensitive and private information.
As a registered psychotherapist, I adhere strictly to the standards of professional conduct and the confidentiality requirements outlined by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. These regulations are followed regardless of the therapy format- online and inperson. I use a secure, encrypted virtual platform during online sessions, and sessions are never recorded. As with any therapy, there are limits to confidentiality. Details about these exceptions to confidentiality will be shared at the outset of our initial communication.
My services are not covered by OHIP. You may have coverage with your extended health care provider. You can contact your human resources or check with your Insurance provider to learn what requirements are necessary for coverage.
Check your coverage carefully to see if psychotherapists are included in the list of health practitioners, and don’t hesitate to ask for clarification.
Unit 3, 39 Alvin Avenue