My work is influenced by relational psychotherapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, self psychology, ego psychology, Jungian psychotherapy, sensory-motor psychotherapy, trauma therapy, CBT, mindfulness and other authors and influences.
I trained as a therapist in Toronto for six years at The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy (CTP). I'm also a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapists, and of the Ontario College of Psychotherapists.
I have been practicing as a therapist since 2009. I work with a wide variety of people. Common issues include self-discovery, anxiety, depression, trauma, panic attacks, intrusive thoughts, relationships, stress, and creativity. My clients have been my some of my best teachers.
While some individual realizations can be arrived at quickly, therapy in general is a process that takes time. The good news is that results last.
The reason that therapy works long-term is that we work with causes rather than symptoms. By working closely together, we come to know you better. For many people, this involves coming to relate in a different way to feelings, coming to a clearer understanding of patterns and parts of the self.
I believe that a therapist must be well trained, read widely, undergo their own therapy, and be experienced to be the best they can be in this work. If you'd like to know more, feel free to message me, or to drop by for a free first meeting. This is a good way to tell whether you feel we are a good "fit" (whether you feel comfortable talking with me).
Q. How often should I come?
A. To be effective, therapy relies upon you coming regularly. I generally recommend we begin by seeing one another weekly, but we live in the real world and every other week is also a fine way to start. The work is less intense with lower frequency, but we are still able to make progress and this is a common way of working.