I believe that we have the capacity to engage in transformational learning experiences. I also believe that we are in possession of the answers we seek. In the company of someone who is compassionate, attuned and non-judgmental, we feel safe to explore beliefs and patterns that are not working for us. With a view toward personal change and growth and the freedom to choose what to make of our circumstance, small shifts we make can open us to more possibilities. We can have greater connection to ourself and others and discover what was missing in our experience.
The concerns that bring you to therapy will be addressed. I am trained in Relational Psychotherapy which acknowledges that our past and present relationships with others, as well as the broader cultural and social circumstances we are a part of, impacts on who we think we are. Simultaneously, our beliefs about ourselves and others influence how we are in the world. I draw on other therapies such as Hakomi, a body-centred method of assisted self-discovery, developed by Ron Kurtz. It facilitates a highly attuned relationship between therapist and client, to gently uncover limiting core beliefs, offering new experiences of the world, and a restorative sense of self. I use mindfulness/awareness techniques when useful. The goal is to establish a way of working that fits for you.
People come to therapy for various reasons. Some struggle with depression, anxiety, grief or addictions and essentially want to work through their issues and feel better. Within the therapeutic relationship, the process of transformation can be set in motion. You can allow yourself to explore your feelings in greater depth with an attuned listener. By working through your own troubled areas with an empathetic therapist, you achieve a broader and deeper understanding of them.
I worked for 16 years at Women’s College Hospital, exploring medical and legal options with women and men who have been survivors of sexual and/or domestic abuse. Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness can linger beyond traumatic events. The healing direction is to help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing at your pace.
The clients I see are often in some sort of transition in their lives. Many have relationship, financial or vocational concerns. Some come specifically to envision their potential and examine recurring issues that are getting in the way of their life goals. I aim to provide a respectful and supportive place for you to find your direction and/or to strengthen your relationships.
348 Danforth Ave, suite 209, Toronto, ON, M4K 1P1
Tuesday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm