Style & Approach:
My style is supportive and interactive, with the goal of empowering you to create change in your life. I believe that clients have innate strengths and capabilities and I strive to capitalize on and foster those. I see therapy as a process of putting together pieces of a puzzle and discerning patterns that are relational and multigenerational. Through thought provoking questions, my goal is to offer a different perspective and hold up a mirror to your life that will allow you to access your intrinsic resources. As a therapist, I work collaboratively with you in a manner that fits your lifestyle and worldview. In addition, I strive to create a comfortable and inclusive environment in which to address your concerns, and am sensitive to issues of gender, sexual, religious, ethnic, racial, cultural, and political diversity. My approach to therapy is eclectic, and very much focused on your strengths. In the early stages of therapy, we will have an opportunity to speak about your goals and tailor the therapeutic process to suit those particular needs.
I have a Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University in New York State and a PhD in Family Relations and Human Development from the University of Guelph. I have also attended numerous trainings across Canada and the United States on a variety of topics related to individuals & couples therapy, trauma, LGBTQ issues, and more. I draw primarily on the following methods of therapy: Gottman Method Couple Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Contextual Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I am also a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition, I serve as an Executive Board Member on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and as the Secretary for the division.