Psychotherapy is a way of engaging with the struggles that occur in a human life. In a good working relationship between therapist and client, psychotherapy can facilitate both relief from pain and movement into joy.
When people ask what I do as a psychotherapist, I’ve recently begun answering: I ask questions most people don’t want to ask. For some people this sounds scary, for some a relief. Often it’s both. There is a sense that ‘at last, I can talk about this.’
These questions emerge out of conversations we have sitting in chairs in a small, quiet room. Some words which guide this process for me are: gentleness, support, warmth, presence, honesty, comfort, humour and truth.
For me, part of the work of therapy is finding out where you’re stuck and then unpacking those stuck places so your life can flow in whatever direction you choose.
I have been a psychotherapist since 1992, having completed my M.Ed that year at OISE. For twelve years, I was on staff at the University of Toronto Counselling and Learning Skills Services. I have experience with a range of issues including bereavement, loss, stress, depression, anxiety, abuse, addictions, relationship difficulties, creative blocks and transitions.
Please note that I am not taking new clients at this time.