Psychotherapist · Master's (University Of Toronto, 1990)
Psychotherapy Provider (Other)
Credentials Verified by PM
Member of Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
I am a Psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings with the assessment and treatment of a wide variety of issues including anxiety disorders, mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder) post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), psychosis, grief, interpersonal difficulties, men's issues, legal issues, family and marital conflict, addiction, self-esteem, anger management and career counseling.
Whether working with adults, adolescents, individuals, couples or families I utilize a client-centered humanistic approach in order to develop therapeutic rapport and create individualized treatment plans using a variety of approaches that include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Coaching and Conflict Resolution.
Additionally, I have recently obtained certification from the Mental Health Commission of Canada to conduct "Mental Health First Aid" workshops.
Primary Practice Location
66 Centre Street 2nd Floor
Thornhill, Ontario L4J 1E9
Phone: (416) 258-7002
Extended office hours: evenings, weekends
Years of Experience
Professional Memberships and Training:
Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Service Workers and Social Workers
Member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers
Certified Provisional Mental Health First Aid Instructor (Mental Health Commission of Canada)
Certified in Level 1 and 2 Critical Incident Stress Management
Training and workshop participation in a wide breadth of Individual, Couple, Family and Group Treatment Modalities.
Recipient of the Dr. Hugh Lafave Award
Competent Toastmaster Award, Toastmasters International
University of Toronto Fellowship
Ontario Graduate Scholarship
University of Toronto Dean's Honour List
Reversed Shared Care in Mental Health: Bringing Primary Physical Health Care to Psychiatric Patients
Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, December 2013.
Psychotherapy Matters blog posts
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