Individual, Couples and Family Therapy.
I specialize in helping people heal from trauma, anger, numbness, guilt, shame, low self esteem, addiction, fear, and loss. My approach leads to a deep, enduring, sense of resolution, peace, and fulfillment. I respect the unique qualities of each and every person. I listen with care to hear the meaning of what you are saying, and I will work with you to discover the healing path that is both successful and right for you.
My approach to couple’s therapy first deals with the underlying cause of disconnection and frustration. This creates an entirely new baseline for resolution, connection, intimacy and love.
In a process I call "allowing", hidden perspectives emerge, usually leading to astonishingly positive changes, in a very short time.
My approach is a form of somatic psychotherapy, where mind and body wisdom, together, are seen as essential to the therapeutic process. The mind, while an amazing tool, is only one aspect of our personal healing intelligence. As human beings, my experience is that we move toward healing and growth, spontaneously, given the opportunity to access both mind and body wisdom, in a safe, respectful and fully accepting environment.
Talk therapy can help address many issues that concern us. Often, however, our life circumstances, and internal sensations associated with past trauma, become too deeply rooted in our psyche to be accessed and healed by mind wisdom alone.
Depending on the needs of the person in treatment, therapeutic body techniques of: body awareness or mindfulness, breathing and gentle movement, can be very effective as a supplement to more conventional approaches, to provide increased self-awareness, the resolution of psychological concerns, and positive changes in behavior.
For individuals, couples and families, what could be more meaningful in the world than deepening the relationships we have with ourselves and those we love. What could be more important than discovering more joy, and being in the warmth of family and friends, together. This is the path of Psychotherapy; the best investment in life you can ever make.
The Integral Healing Centre, Toronto – John Went
Relational Life Institute, Boston – Terrance Real
Holotropic Therapy, New York – Stan Grof
Client Centered Talk Therapy (Rogers), Bioenergetics (Lowen), Mindfulness, Psychodrama, Guided Meditation, Breathing Techniques, Trauma Healing Techniques (Berceli, Levine, others), Emotional Release Techniques (Lee), Internal Family Systems Therapy (Schwartz). Emotionally Focused Therapy (Johnson), Imago Couple's work (Hendrix).
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) – Registered Psychotherapist (RP) 4060
Ontario Society of Psychotherapists – Clinical Member, Past member of the Board of Directors, Past member of the Professional Development Committee
Rollins College – Behavioral Science BA
Open International University – Therapeutic Counseling MTC