With a Masters of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto, I have over 30 years of clinical experience from working in a hospital setting, consultation for community based agencies, and community college teaching, to developing an established private practice.
I am a Registered Member of:
The Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers: OCSWSSW
Ontario Association of Social Workers: OASW
Media experience includes numerous appearances on City TV’s Cityline show, the Slice Network, Rogers Television, NEWSTALK 1010. Authored magazine articles for Woman Newsmagazine and Family Magazine.
Ways psychotherapy can help
• Relieve emotional distress (e.g., feelings of anxiety, anger and/or depression)
• Increase self confidence and develop a stronger sense of yourself
• develop more meaningful relationships
• Work through blocks to fulfillment
• Improve parent/child relationships and communication
• Work through past traumatic experiences that continue to hold you back from leading the life you want
My approach is to work collaboratively with you, as you ultimately are the expert on your own life and experiences. My goal is to help you to find ways to feel supported as you find the road that gets you through to a better place. When people experience a crisis or a difficult time in their life, the feelings most often reflected are "overwhelmed", "anxious", "frustrated", "depressed" and even "out of control". My work is to help you to talk about what is happening, bringing out your thoughts and feelings rather than keeping them stored up inside. Once we can really look at what you are feeling and thinking, we can also begin to turn them around, like a prism, reflecting different light and colours with each turn. Through this process of turning the problem, reflecting on the different angles, your perspective and feelings can change. A new light, a new way of seeing yourself, and a new way of coping.
Imagine you are about to take a course.
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
A course that is different from other learning you have done so far.
It is a course called "All About You".
What could be more interesting and rewarding?
As Socrates said, "The unexamined life is not worth living."