An Inclusive Practice
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
I know what it's like to feel stuck. When I started going to therapy, I'd been having panic attacks for several years and I'd felt depressed for many more. I was disillusioned with my work. I felt trapped in relationships that weren't working. I felt confused. I'd tried yoga, meditation, read a tonne of self-help books and, despite my efforts, it seemed to be getting worse.
When I was able to accept I needed help, I started seeing a therapist. Therapy enabled me to feel and process emotions I had suppressed for my entire life. I began to understand why I struggled and see the habits that kept me stuck. This helped me create a new foundation to form healthier relationships. I started trusting myself. It also led me to becoming a therapist myself.
I studied psychotherapy at the Transformational Arts College in Toronto. Prior to that, I worked as a musician and music teacher. Helping students find their voice was a fulfilling part of my job. Encouraging and mentoring students often felt like therapy.
I have broad interests outside of therapy. I believe my personal experience has been my greatest asset when working with clients.
There are thousands of recognized therapeutic modalities and techniques. Like many therapists, I take an eclectic approach in my work. I use intuition and creativity to support clients in meeting their goals. My practice includes mindfulness, body
awareness, and self-compassion to support processing emotions, finding clarity, maintaining boundaries and healthy relationships. I believe change can happen when we begin to accept where we are in this moment.
I help people identify and express emotions, reconnect with their intuition, and construct boundaries in their lives. I offer a judgement free space to explore difficult feelings and develop skills for facing life's challenges. I work with CPTSD, adult children of addicts, narcissists, and emotionally immature parents, perfectionism, co-dependency, and much more.
I support people who want to work together on improving their relationship. Whether addressing issues around finances, sexual expression, or who's going to do the dishes, the aim is to improve communication and understanding and to facilitate greater intimacy. I welcome married, monogamous, and non-monogamous couples, as well as poly relationships.
Sessions currently offered online Monday to Thursday between 10:30am and 5pm.
It can be difficult to find the right therapist. Send me a note and we can set up a free consultation to see if we are the right fit. I am located in the Kensington Market neighbourhood in Toronto, ON Canada