I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) and I’ve been practicing in Toronto since 2010. As a therapist I am direct and engaged; I do not just sit and listen, and I know that talk and insight are not sufficient to bring about lasting change. My primary aim as a therapist is for you to have a new and positive experience of yourself, which includes accessing your innate capacities to feel, to know, and to grow. This means we will face difficult things together, but we will do so with the emphasis on finding and developing your strengths and ability to transform who you are and how you relate to yourself and others.Before becoming a therapist, I earned a PhD in English literature at the University of Toronto and taught several courses there. My therapy training so far has been in psychodynamic psychotherapy (at the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy), Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT) for Couples, and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP).
Psychotherapy is a complex, ever-evolving field. I am passionate about my ongoing training and expect it will be life-long. My current approach is informed by research in neuroscience, attachment, emotion, and Internal Family Systems (IFS). As a therapist I rely on the increasing evidence that we all have innate capacities for healing, given the right safe and facilitating environment.