Together we can make things better.
Compelled by a lifelong curiosity with human connections, I left an established career in teaching to pursue my studies in psychodynamic psychotherapy. After years of experiential and theoretical learning, I consider it an honour to be a member of the profession of psychotherapy. I am inspired by the power of the therapeutic relationship and committed to employing an empathetic heart and curious mind to privilege each of my clients’ unique stories and experiences.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a member of the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT). I am a Certified Emotionally Focused Couples (EFT) therapist (Qualifying).
I offer a free initial consultation for us to determine whether or not we would be a good fit for ongoing therapy. It gives us a chance to meet in person and affords me the opportunity to explain the type of therapy support I can provide. Individual therapy tends to be long-term in the psychodynamic tradition, with a focus on the subconscious, early childhood patterns, emotions and the present moment alive between client and therapist in the therapeutic alliance. In couples therapy, the EFT approach is mapped out through distinct stages that we move through progressively.
“It is a joy to be hidden but a disaster not to be found.”
D. W. Winnicott
I offer 50 minute sessions of individual therapy on a sliding scale of $50 - $100 per session.
My approach to therapy is grounded in the conviction that my clients hold the wisdom they need to guide them in facing whatever life challenges are present. I offer a warm, supportive and non-judgmental environment within which we can explore together. An empathic space to be listened to and heard provides an opportunity for every client to strive for the health they are wired to seek. I don’t have the answers but will go with you to find yours.
I offer 75-90 minute sessions for couples therapy on a sliding scale of $100 - $150 per session.
As a Certified Emotionally Focused (Qualifying) therapist, I work with distressed couples to forge new ways towards safe bonding. This approach is empirically researched with proven results and is based on a strong belief in the significance of emotion and how emotional communication organizes patterns in relationships. We work together to create new patterns of communication to ensure a secure and loving bond.
Let me tell you about the toad.
For two consecutive evenings a few summers ago, I heard a tapping noise at my front entrance. As it turns out, a toad was leaping and throwing itself at my front door. I went outside and sat for a little while with this toad.
While interpretations vary to some degree, the toad symbolizes change and reinvention. The toad can be an indicator that you may be at a crossroads in your life with great opportunities for success waiting on the other side of tasks that may not be enjoyable. A time for both deep self-reflection and action may be called for. I don’t necessarily believe that you need to change who you are but rather it is the nature of the relationship with yourself that may require transformation.
Open the door.