Registered Psychotherapist · Bachelor's (University of Toronto, 1992)
Psychotherapy Provider (Registered Psychotherapist)
Credentials Verified by PM
Accepting new clients
Member of College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
I am a registered psychotherapist who helps people manage their weight and body image issues. I myself have lost 100 lbs and kept it off for almost nine years. This allows me to create a very empathetic relationship with my clients who suffer from the same issues that I had. I take a "been-there-done-that" approach in order to help normalize the issues my clients have with food and body image issues.
On a more therapeutic level, I am skilled at treating eating disorders and food addictions, two of the most common factors involved in weight issues. Moreover, those with weight issues often suffer from other concurrent disorders including bipolar disorder, ADHD, OCD and PTSD.
Providers who are experienced and skilled in the area of eating disorders, food addiction and weight management are few and far between. Clients with whom I form therapeutic relationships are often very pleased just to find someone with whom they can openly discuss their food issues, or more specifically the obsessive body image thoughts they have that are self-destructive, and that can be very hard for both the client and therapist to understand.
Primary Practice Location
201 Carlaw Ave Unit 127
Toronto, Ontario M4M 2S3
Phone: (416) 704-1354
Extended office hours: evenings, weekends
The benefit of working in weight management is that there are success metrics available to clients. I have had many clients who have been able to completely change their self-destructive relationships with food and/or with their bodies using very standard psychodynamic and present-centered techniques. The secondary benefits to that include measurable changes in weight and improved health. I have had some clients who have dropped half their body weight and keep it off for years, and I have had others who have simply changed their emotional eating patterns.
More importantly, I have managed to have some clients end their addiction to food, a behaviour that is incredibly challenging to break. Many food-addicted clients have battled previous addictions and find food the most challenging to manage. The psychodynamic relationships such individuals have with food, their history of addiction, their family of origin and themselves make such work both exceptionally challenging and rewarding when the addiction is addressed.
Years of Experience
Gestalt Institute of Toronto, Graduate 2010