MSW RSW, Counselling and Psychotherapy · Master's (Wilfred Laurier)
Psychotherapy Provider (Social worker (clinical))
Credentials Verified by PM
Member of Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
Hello and Welcome!
I have worked with a broad spectrum of clients over my 33 years of counselling. Some of my of interests and experience include working with survivors of trauma both from the distant past and more present day trauma (this includes childhood trauma, sexual, emotional, physical abuse; war trauma and operational stress injuries, motor vehicle accidents). Also I have worked extensively with people with depression and anxiety; couple and family relationship issues, eating disorders and body dysmorphia, grief and loss, sexual orientation, self-esteem, trust, work stress, medical and health concerns, life transition issues and so on.
I have experience leading support groups for motherless daughters(adult women who lost their mothers in childhood), shyness and communication, stress management, a women's support group as well as treatment groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. GBLT and Polyamory relationships are also an area of interest.
I have a particular interest in working with young professionals who are striving to find a balance in their work and personal lives.
I worked for ten years in the counselling centre on a campus of a large Toronto university seeing students in counselling and training social work and psychology interns. Prior to that I worked for 10 years for McMaster University, Department of Family Medicine seeing patients in counselling but also training beginning social workers and doctors in communication skills and professional relationship skills. Hence counselling health professionals is an area I am particularly experienced with. I have also worked with many clients from Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) over the years.
In the past 10 years I have had the priviledge of working with several members of the Canadian Forces, as well as other First Responders including police officers, firefighters, paramedics and 911 dispatchers.
I see myself as a practical, interactive, solution oriented therapist. My treatment approach is to provide support, suggestions and feedback to help clients resolve current problems and long-standing patterns. My goal is to incorporate a blend of conventional and alternatives approaches, drawing upon a variety of styles and techniques to incorporate what will be most helpful for each client. Your change and healing are my goals.
With sensitivity and compassion, I work with you to build on strengths, to help you to identify and achieve your life goals.
Please feel free to contact me to set up a free inital 20 minute in-person or phone consultation, 416 425 9737.
Primary Practice Location
586 Eglinton Ave East
Toronto, Ontario M4P 1P2
Phone: (416) 425-9737
Extended office hours: evenings, weekends
Years of Experience
Member of the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
Member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)
EMDR Level1 and Level 2