I am registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. My Doctoral training in Clinical Psychology and Health Sciences has prepared me for working with individuals and couples experiencing various mental health and relationship issues. I have over a decade of experience providing psychological services to adults in settings including a university psychotherapy clinic, a hospital, a prison, and private practice.
I completed a Ph.D. at Western University in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with a specialization in Health Promotion. I also completed all pre-dissertation requirements of the Psy.D. (Doctorate of Psychology) in Clinical Psychology at Adler University. Additionally, I have a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Adler University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Philosophy (Philosophy of Science) from Western University.
The work I do with individuals and couples is guided by insight-oriented theory, cognitive behavioural principles and mindfulness practice. I aim to tailor the psychological services I provide to client’s wants and needs. I offer both short term, solution-focused therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based CBT, Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP), as well as longer term, structured therapy including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and insight-oriented treatment such as Emotion-Focused Couple Therapy (EFT) Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
I am adept and experienced at treating:
I am skilled at working with couples experiencing difficulties related to communication, sexuality, trauma and grief.
I believe that physical and mental health are interconnected. There can be no health without mental health. I take an integrative approach to helping people develop and/or access health-promoting resources within themselves, their families, their work environments, and their communities.
I grew up in Toronto, Ontario. I attended Western University in London, Ontario, and Adler University in Chicago, Illinois. My research interests include attachment/love, psychological trauma, and resilience. I have had a personal daily meditation practice for the last 25 years, am an avid runner, enjoy scuba diving and reading, and have keen interests in theoretical physics, philosophy of science, wine, cooking and eating.