741 Broadview Ave | Suite 304 | Toronto | ON | M4K 3Y3
Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
RP, CTP Dipl
STATUS: DAYTIME AVAILABILITY ONLY
People often seek therapy when their level of anxiety or depression has become intolerable. In my years of practice I have gained deep respect for the unique essence of every individual and for the creativity people draw on to deal with the circumstances they are presented with in life. However, they may reach a point where they are faced with limitations in relationships or with family relations. Or family circumstances may have changed – marriage, a new baby, stepchildren, divorce, ailing parents – and they may be confronted with challenges they feel unprepared to handle. They may feel frustrated with their work or career or feel their creativity is blocked. Or life may just feel stagnant, dull, constricted.
Through the process of psychotherapy we will explore what may be limiting you in life and discover new possibilities that may lie outside of your awareness. In my work it has been most rewarding to see clients’ horizons expand as we discover some of the sources of their limitations. Psychotherapy is not necessarily an easy process, but it is ultimately liberating.
In contrast to those who medicalize suffering, I look at the struggles of the individual in a world where many of us lack support. We live in challenging times. It is implied that there is something wrong with us if we’re feeling stressed and anxious. Many people turn to medication to relieve the anxiety they’re plagued by or the depression they’re trying to keep at bay, with unsatisfactory results. There may be lip service to the importance of mental health, but little support for creating an environment that promotes it. Many of us lack a community that, in the past, might have sustained us.
So much in our world makes us feel insignificant by distancing us from ourselves and from each other. Our individual voices are overshadowed by a profusion of manufactured sounds imposing expectations and drowning us out. We are surrounded by enticements (phones, computers, television) that draw us away from deeper connections with other people or connection with our inner world. In myriad ways, large and small, we are confronted by situations that diminish our sense of agency in the world and the sense that our voice matters.
In therapy we honour the work it takes to remain connected and engaged. As your therapist I will hold what you are saying, sharing in your experience so you are not alone. As we listen together it will become safe to explore dark corners, to pay attention to your voice, and to reflect upon thoughts creatively. Through this process areas that were lying in darkness before, or were silenced and dismissed, are illuminated. Over time you will become more firmly rooted in your own reality and can live in the world more fully. As we grow stronger in our individuality we also become deeply aware of our shared humanity and how we belong in the world.
I trained at the Centre for Training in Psychotherapy in Toronto. My work is deeply influenced by my study of existential psychotherapy and my work with dreams. My particular interests include blended families and consideration of our place in the world.
Clients have described me as “empathic”, “patient”, “warm”, “supportive”, “non-judgmental”, “sensitive” and “clear”.
I am a mother, married, with two daughters and two stepsons. My other language is Hungarian.
- Blended Families
- Career Dissatisfaction or Transition
- Creative Blocks
- Dream Work and Dream Interpretation
- Existential Concerns
- Infertility and Fertility Issues
- Intergenerational Trauma
- Life Crisis and Transitions
- Loneliness and Isolation
- Mourning and Bereavement
- Multicultural Issues
- Obsessive and Compulsive Thoughts and Behaviours
- Parenting and Co-Parenting
- Relationship Issues
- Separation and Divorce
I would be happy to meet with you for a consultation session. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can also meet via Skype. My office is located close to the Broadview subway station, or, if you’re driving, there is parking available nearby. I look forward to hearing from you.