We all have many self-aspects from which to draw and I have always been fascinated by what makes us choose the roles we do in our lives.
As a young adult, I was faced with the onset of Lyme disease (and have fortunately, with time, regained my health). This was a disorienting and disruptive experience which threw a wrench into my emerging theatre career and led me to seek therapy. I was happily surprised to discover the roles of psychotherapist and artist are not so different as they might seem. Both require of me an effort—usually demanding, always rewarding—to remain firmly grounded in the present moment, in touch with my inner self and feelings, trusting in them and allowing them to inform me and light my way.
I decided to redirect my interest and enrolled at The Centre for Training in Psychotherapy (CTP), where I received rigorous academic and experiential training. I have been in private practice since 2012, and currently hold a Graduate Fellow position at the CTP. I also hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours). I am a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT).
Further, having experienced the rewards of this therapeutic work first-hand, I have faith in the practice, which I believe gives my clients hope. Things can change, and things do change.