I am a psychotherapist
with twelve years of clinical experience, and am currently
a psychoanalytic candidate at the Toronto Institute for
Contemporary Psychoanalysis. In my practice I see
individuals and couples. Working with me you can expect an
experienced, thoughtful, caring, and supportive space
where together we can work through and make sense of the
issues you are currently confronting...
It's almost certain that we, in the course of our lives,
will come face to face with hardships that take an
emotional toll on us. During these stressful times
painful and unresolved feelings from the past often
emerge, and coping strategies that once seemed to work no
longer do. You might be doing the best you can but
carrying these feelings can be painful or exhausting,
taking a toll on relationships, interfering with your
ability to be present in your life.
You might be unaccountably sad, frustrated or angry,
sometimes not even sure what you're feeling, maybe you're
numb or out of control. Well meaning friends or family may
not be enough. Believing that no one can understand or
that your feelings are a burden to others can make you
want to isolate yourself and you end up alone with these
thoughts. For many reasons some of us have never
had the opportunity to be really heard and understood!
Alternately, even if you are not in crisis in this
moment you might want to take some time to reflect
on your life, explore your dreams, navigate a change in
life direction, come to some acceptance, work through
loss, work to better a relationship.
If any of this speaks to you, I'd like to work with you
to help you better recognize, express and tolerate your
feelings. As we come to know more about the emotional
roots of your issues, they will begin to feel different.
In becoming aware of the stuck places and making sense of
them together, new choices and possibilities will emerge.
As you begin to feel more deeply understood and come to a
renewed understanding of yourself, you'll be better able
to cope, you will suffer less, and engage more fully in
your life-both as an individual and in relationship.