email@example.com | 416-823-1267 | |
176 St George Street, 3rd floor | Toronto | ON | M5R 2L8
CTP Dipl, RP, Registered Social Worker (RSW)
One looks to therapy for help in easing what can feel like unmanageable stress in life – brought on by the many challenges of living, such as major life transitions and the difficulty inherent in living with others or, alternatively, the pain of not having others in our lives through loss or conflict.
The goal of therapy is to relieve the stress of everyday living by gaining new insights and skills, and making better connections to yourself and others.
It is a kind of focused attention that allows you to see the internal working of your own mind. It helps you to be aware of your deeper mental processes, without being swept away by them. It has the potential to free you from patterns of mind and action that get in the way of living your life to the fullest. It moves you beyond the reactive emotional responses in which we all tend to get trapped. You acquire skills that allow you to reshape and redirect your inner experiences so that you have more freedom of choice in your everyday actions, and more power to create the future.
I will listen and ask questions, and together we will look for patterns of thought and behavior. We will come to understand those patterns, and what has influenced your thoughts and feelings, by looking at early life experiences as well as what is happening in the here and now.
My background includes over 35 years experience in the area of mental health.
- I currently work psychotherapeutically with adults, families, and teens.
- I have provided crisis assessment and management of adolescents.
- I have17 years of experience working in a child and family centre in a major family services agency in Toronto.
- For 8 years, I co-facilitated Meditation for Health groups (mindfulness-based stress reduction).
- I spent 11 years as a foster parent with the Children’s Aid Society
I am married and a foster parent of an 18 year old. Over the years, I have worked with many children dealing with trauma, attachment and behavioural issues, as well as other significant challenges in their young lives. Through the experience of fostering, I have come to appreciate the powerful impact of early life neglect, abuse and trauma as it shows itself in the children I have had in my care, and often in the parents themselves.
As a registered social worker, my services may be covered by insurance benefit packages. Clients must confirm this with their insurers.
My office is located at Bloor St. and St. George St., conveniently situated across from the St. George subway station.
- Abuse (physical and psychological; past or present)
- Children and Teens
- Eating Disorders
- Life Crisis and Transitions
- Loss and Grief
- Obsessive and Compulsive Thoughts and Behaviours
- Parenting and Co-Parenting
- Relationship Issues
- Self-Destructive Patterns
- Separation and Divorce
- Sex and Intimacy Issues
- Suicidal Thoughts and Attempts
If you would like more information, or to schedule an initial 30 minute free consultation, please contact me at 416-823-1267. or firstname.lastname@example.org . I look forward to hearing from you.