2238 Dundas Street West | Suite 216 | Toronto | ON | M6R 3A9
What qualities give us the best chance of being successful in life?Having the ability to regulate our emotions, establish meaningful connections with others, and having the ability to remain reflective, even under stressful conditions.
Successful living also demands that we have access to wisdom gained through past experience. For many people, access to the past is blocked by guilt, shame, and fear, leaving them unable to make use of their experience.Psychodynamic psychotherapy is the art of helping people reconnect with and reinterpret the past, which creates the possibility of developing a new perspective on oneself and others.
By developing greater access to your inner life, and gaining a clearer perspective of the experiences that shaped your development, psychotherapy can help you gain abetter sense of who you are and what you want in life.
I strive to be the kind of therapist that I would want to have. I strive to create a friendly, relaxed environment where we can feel free to talk about anything and where you can find the courage to look a little deeper than in the past.Even though psychotherapy is serious business, it doesn’t mean that we can’t share a good story or an occasional laugh.
I believe that along with empathy, curiosity is the most important quality that a therapist can have. The experience of being with someone willing to immerse themselves in your experience, along with the feeling of being heard, seen and understood are the special ingredients that catalyze emotional growth and change.
I was born and raised in the Chicago area.After graduating high school I attended Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts where I graduated with degrees in anthropology and psychology. My mental health career began in 1980 when I took a position at the Menninger Foundation Hospital in Topeka, Kansas.In 1985 I returned to Massachusetts to earn a master’s degree from The Smith College School for Social Work. After stops in Cincinnati and Denver I eventually returned to the Chicago, where I practiced in social service agencies for several years before moving to Toronto. After several years with The Aisling Centre for Children and Families I left to enter private practice. I am currently married to a very wise psychotherapist, and I am the proud father of an adult daughter.
If you’d like to make an appointment or learn more about my practice please visit my website, www.psycheandsoma.ca.If you’d like to make an appointment you can book one online.If you have questions or would like further information, I welcome you to schedule a free 15-minute telephone consultation.
If you would like more information or to schedule an initial consultation, please contact me at 905 826-6126 or email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you.