I have been a psychotherapist since 2000. After receiving my Ph.D at the University of Toronto in 2008, I launched my psychotherapy practice in Toronto in the Yorkville area. In addition, I hold a diploma from the Toronto Child Psychoanalytic Program, and completed 4 years of academic and clinical training at the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalyis, an adult therapy program.
Previously, I trained and worked extensively at the Hincks Dellcrest Centre, The Willow Centre, and the Durham Children’s Aid Society.
My practice focuses on in-depth assessments and psychotherapy with children, adolescents and adults. I also see a small number of couples and families. My work with children includes working with infants and toddlers and their parents, and school age children and teens from 4 to 19 years of age. I also work with parents and offer guidance and support. I treat adults of all ages.
My orientation is psychodynamic/psychoanalytic - with children and adolescents this includes both talk and play therapy. In the current mental health field the medical model of diagnosis and medication overshadows other treatments. Many parents would prefer not to medicate their children, but they don’t know that alternative, natural treatments exist. My stance is that diagnosis and chemical intervention is usually NOT required for considerable improvement to occur in a person’s life, but this is not widely known. Please contact me today to learn more about my approach.