Among other things, I have:
My particular areas of interest in which I have experience are quite varied, including:
The picture of the stereotypical all-knowing analyst, leaning back in his chair, touching his beard as he reflects on the one or two insights he may or may not share with his patient, is not me. However, just feeding a client’s own words back to them, and inquiring, “how does that make you feel?” over and over again, is also not me.
My approach involves actively listening, as well as actively engaging in a dynamic dialogue about your feelings and thoughts. My approach is eclectic, doing what works. Perhaps we might discuss your past, and how it impacts on your present struggles. If you seek advice, I may actually give it if it appears to be in your best interest to do so. I might help you problem-solve and focus on the here and now, while creating a safe place for you to discuss whatever is on your mind. We will create your therapy experience together. Whether you stay for the shorter- or longer-term, we will try to make this an experience that is good and right for you.
Anxiety, depression, fear, anger and insecurity, etc. are all aspects of the human condition. Everybody has them to some degree, though of course they can reach a point of intensity where we feel the need to reach out for help.
If one or more of these challenges is troubling you, it is nothing to be ashamed of, and you are not alone. Working with a caring and experienced therapist can get you back on track sooner rather than later.
I treat my clients with the utmost respect and professionalism, while also providing them with practical feedback to manage their emotions more effectively, to cultivate more intimate connections in their relationships and to shape their lives in ways reflecting their deepest values.
“As a healing practice and professional service, psychotherapy is effective and highly cost-effective. In controlled trials and in clinical practice, psychotherapy results in benefits that markedly exceed those experienced by individuals who need mental health services but do not receive psychotherapy.”
(American Psychological Association, August, 2012)
Most clients who come to see me, report feeling ‘stuck’, ‘overwhelmed’, ‘angry’, ‘frustrated’ or ‘frightened’ as the result of unwanted emotions or experiences. Often after suffering persistent feelings of sadness, overpowering anxiety or loneliness, workplace difficulties, the loss of a job, sexual problems, a divorce, or the death of a loved one, people seek my help.
Our conversations are meant to lead to a process of personal discovery and exploration which helps eliminate or control troubling and painful symptoms so that you can return to normal functioning. Our work together can be used to help you overcome a specific problem or to stimulate overall emotional growth and healing.
My fees are $175 per 50 minute session.
I accept payment by Cheque or Cash.
Psychological services in Ontario are not covered by OHIP.
However, other funding sources are often available, including funding related to:
Don’t hesitate to contact me for further information with respect to funding sources.