Before beginning my training at the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy, I completed a PhD in philosophy. Philosophy for me is a vital way of addressing important questions in our lives and world, including those directly pertaining to the kinds of issues relevant to psychotherapy.
My training in psychotherapy has taken my philosophical background to the next level and has been helping me develop my interest in the related issues regarding our sense of self-identity and our ability to engage in meaningful relationships. I work primarily with people experiencing depression, low self-esteem, troubled relationships, painful social anxieties, grief and loss, isolation, shame, and student stress and anxiety, to name just a few. My approach is feminist, anti-oppressive, LGBTQ*-affirmative, sex-positive and client-centred.
I have completed an Externship in Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT), a model of psychotherapy highly effective in helping couples find emotional regulation and a more secure bond with each other.
I maintain regular contact with a supervisor from the faculty about my practice and am a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I am a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy.