Family, Couple-Marital and Individual Psychotherapist · Master's (University of Toronto, 1980)
Psychotherapy Provider (Couple and/or family therapist) and Complementary/Alternative Service (Mental healer)
Credentials Verified by PM
Member of Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
Welcome. My background is 40years of extensive psychotherapy and counselling experience; an established practice focusing with expertise in several major areas (and continued learning). Especially partner-marital/ family relationships. Also, emotional hurts and trauma, particularly when occurring in early life/childhood. The latter are known to undermine our well-being and quality of life in many ways: Social anxiety, anger, addictions, grief, depression; Self-care/esteem, sexuality, health and 'personality' / disposition issues; Difficulties in close relationships and achieving personal success.
My 'style' is active engagement: abundant feedback, practical suggestions (helpful humor), followup. Perspective/ knowledge applied includes: our subconscious energies and persuasions; neuroscience; guided imagery; brief behavioral therapies; social-cultural-historical factors. My orientation is whole-person and lifestyle wellness; and one's uniquely individual circumstances, passions and natural wisdom for discovering new desirable choices.
Because distress 'lives' in our bodies, insight may not be sufficient. Applying knowledge from brain research, I incorporate emotion-centered, expressive, physical stress-reducing approaches. Additionally, attachment/ developmental psychology, which enhances effectiveness of methods usually employed (eg, analytic-interpretive processing; "mindfulness"; family therapy; art; traumawork; C/DBT). Available: 10-10; Saturdays. FEE: $40- $110 (standard); sliding scale adjustable to means.
Primary Practice Location
London, Ontario N6B 3H7
Phone: (519) 235-4845
Secondary Practice Location
St Thomas, Ontario
St. Thomas Ontario
Phone: (519) 235-4845
Extended office hours: evenings, weekends
The concerns-challenges noted above are among those for which I most frequently provide therapy. Regardless you troubles, you can expect comforting rapport and reliably helpful care.
Years of Experience
Certificate in "Strategic Family Therapy" (California based, "Mental Research Institute") , 1990, attained through Region of York, Child and Family Center.
Member in good standing of Ontario Association of Social Workers.