My Approach

My practice is exclusively online.

While I bring years of experience to our conversations, I believe you are the expert on your life. I encourage you to trust what resonates for you, as you hold the key to whatever it is that you are up against. My goal is to be curious and ask quetions that help you gain clarity and identify solutions. That often means reacquainting oneself with values and beliefs or reinforcing a particular skill set.

My primary goal is to develop a thorough understanding of the issues you're up against in order to help you develop some fresh ideas moving forward. I aim to make your experience efficient, thorough and results oriented. We review this on an ongoing basis. Overall, my goal is to help you to connect with your voice, wisdom, and desire to create the changes you're seeking.

I believe in ongoing professional development and training. While I have had extensive training in various models, those that resonate for me are feminist-informed and anti-oppressive. I’ve had extensive training in the following theoretical frameworks.

Narrative Therapy

This is the primary foundation from which I work. Narrative therapy values the wisdom that people bring and believes that it will guide them towards health and well-being.

When people run into difficulty and seek therapy, it is often because obstacles are preventing them from accessing this knowledge. The narrative approach helps clients connect with the values, beliefs, and skills that enable them to live in a way that is true to who they are or who they are becoming.

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction

Enhancing awareness of thoughts, feelings, and bodily sensations can help people connect more strongly with their values and beliefs and accept those things that they cannot change.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

This approach is useful in its psycho-educational focus and the opportunity it provides to develop and enhance skills and abilities.

Family and Couple Therapy

Many of the struggles that people see me for are interpersonally based. Developing insights into early-life relationships and influences may also contribute to this work. Involving a family member or significant other can be an important part of this process.

Confidentiality

The work we do together is confidential. At the same time, there are legislated limitations to confidentiality which I clarify with clients when we commence our work.

My Fee

While psychotherapy is not covered by OHIP, I offer a competitive hourly rate. A percentage of my practice is dedicated to sliding scale fee. Please speak to me about these arrangements. Some employee assistance programs (EAPs) and insurance plans reimburse the cost of therapy by a registered psychotherapist. Ask your provider if you are covered which I clarify with clients when we commence our work.

 And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. 
—Anais Nin