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Bloor & Christie | Toronto | ON | M6G 1L5
Office Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
RP, CTP Dipl, BA
STATUS: CURRENTLY WAITLISTING NEW CLIENTS
Conditions such as depression and anxiety are not just random occurrences, but are meaningful signals that something needs more attention. When we experience difficulty in life, we do our best to adapt and survive. Sometimes we push our pain away, find distractions or try to mentally escape our situation. These strategies may work in the short term, but over time our unresolved issues resurface, often in the form of troublesome symptoms. Psychotherapy involves relating to our symptoms differently so that we can learn from them and address the root causes.
Psychotherapy also involves looking at what is going right in life: what you find important, life giving and essential to who you are and who you want to become. Through our conversation, we grow in awareness of your feelings, thoughts, hopes and dreams.
Psychotherapy can sometimes be challenging. It is difficult to change how we relate to ourselves. It can also be greatly rewarding. As we work to understand ourselves more holistically, there often comes a greater sense of personal acceptance and understanding, which (somewhat ironically) can spur us on to new ways of being in the world.
My desire is to provide a space where you feel as comfortable as possible to talk. I believe that coming to therapy demonstrates personal strength and integrity. It is understandable that you may feel nervous or awkward about talking at first. As your therapist, I support you in the process, listening carefully, asking questions and sometimes giving you my thoughts for you consideration.
One of the beliefs I bring to my work is that the answers you seek are inside you. Everyone is a work in progress. Our inner wisdom can surface as we authentically engage – with ourselves and others – and observe our feelings, thoughts and other experiences. Psychotherapy is a process that helps you to facilitate this personal growth.
I believe that personal fit is an important aspect of a successful therapy. If for some reason I believe that another therapist would be a better fit for you, I am happy to make a referral.
If we decide to proceed, we will book a follow-up appointment. Depending on your situation, I may conduct a clinical interview to gain a greater understanding of your needs and develop an initial plan for treatment.
While engaging in my own work, I became fascinated by the changes I was experiencing. I decided to pursue a six-year program at The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy, where I had the experience of engaging in a lively and intense psychotherapy group for four years. This greatly contributed to my development as a therapist. It gave me a greater appreciation of the struggles and experiences of others, and the unique paths that people forge to find their own way in life.
I have been in practice with individual clients since 2014.
- Abuse (physical and psychological; past or present)
- Creative Blocks
- Dissociation and Dissociative Identity Disorder
- Dream Work and Dream Interpretation
- Existential Concerns
- Intergenerational Trauma
- Life Crisis and Transitions
- Loneliness and Isolation
- Loss and Grief
- Mourning and Bereavement
- Multicultural Issues
- Relationship Issues
- Sexuality and Gender Issues
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to arrange an initial consultation in my Toronto Office.