I consider it a privilege to do this work with my clients and I focus on what my clients want to improve in their lives. My therapeutic approach is an eclectic one that draws from Self Psychology, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Attachment Theory, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Emotion Focussed Therapy (EFT), Trauma Theory, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Addictions, and Mindfulness. I believe that every individual is unique and my diverse training allows me to tailor my work to the needs of each client.

I have also worked as a Registered Nurse in Mental Health for 25+ years providing Group Therapy for clients with Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder, Trauma, and Substance Use/Addictions. My past work experience includes: Crisis Intervention, Sexual Assault Care, Community Psychiatry, Employee Assistance Counselling and Parenting Difficult Teens groups.

Education & Qualifications

Master of Education in Counselling Psychology: Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Toronto (1999)
Bachelor of Education, University of Toronto (1992)
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Western University (1986)
Registered Psychotherapist in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
Registered Nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
Clinical Member, Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP)
Certified EMDR Therapist
Certified Trauma Therapist
Certified Solution Focused Therapist
Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE)
Extensive training in: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Self Psychology, Emotion Focussed Therapy (EFT) for Couples, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Attachment Theory, and Group Therapy

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