For over fifteen years, I have worked with individual adults and couples in psychotherapy. I support individuals in their struggles with symptoms of depression and anxiety, the impact of trauma, relational concerns, grief, or difficult developmental transitions.
Whatever the nature of your struggle, my role is to be with you in your efforts to acknowledge, to explore, and to better understand your internal experience. The development of a trusting relationship that is collaborative and respectful is primary.
Many clients seek psychotherapy to eliminate or rid themselves of symptoms which they identify as problems. It is my belief that these symptoms are not merely problems; They are themselves attempted solutions to problems. We will explore these symptoms to understand not only how they have failed you, but also how they have served you.
I work from a relational psychodynamic perspective. This means that I pay close attention to what is occurring in the moment as a way of identifying relational patterns, assumptions, and ways of coping that have been shaped by past experience. I hope to encourage you to access and share aspects of yourself that you may have had to silence, deny, or distort in other contexts.
In our time together, I will pay attention not only to you, but also to myself and to what happens between us. Speaking about my own awareness of our interactions will help us to better understand the particular styles of coping that you have developed in response to your environment and significant relationships. I trust that just as these coping styles were constructed through relationship, so too will they be changed through relationship.
Ph.D. Boston College
M.A. Northwestern University
M.Phil. Cambridge University
B.S. Vanderbilt University
I earned an MPhil. in Developmental Psychology at Cambridge University in England, a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Boston College. My clinical internship was completed at Massachusetts Mental Health Center, Harvard Medical School. Since that time, I have taught and conducted psychotherapy in a number of different university settings. (Massachussetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, and the University of Toronto).
I offer psychotherapy to adult individuals and couples as well as supervision to psychotherapists and psychology interns.
- How do I make an appointment?
You do not need a referral to make an appointment.
Please contact me directly at 416 846 8370.
- How long is each session?
- How long will I have to wait for an appointment?
I am generally able to arrange an initial appointment within 10 days.
- Are all sessions private?
Yes, all sessions are confidential. There are some instances in which psychologists are legally required to break confidentiality in order to protect the client or a third party from serious harm, and these instances are clearly outlined at the beginning of our first meeting so that you can proceed with clarity around these limits.
- Are your services covered by OHIP?
No, The Ontario Health Insurance Plan (OHIP) does not cover fees for psychological services.
- Are your services covered by extended health care providers?
Yes, as a registered clinical psychologist, my fees are covered by most extended health plans.
- What if I need to cancel an appointment?
I require two business days' notice for cancelled appointments.
- What kinds of qualifications does a psychologist have to treat me?
Psychologists hold doctoral degrees in Psychology. Psychologists practicing in Ontario must be registered by the College of Psychologists, and their practice and training must be in keeping with the quality assurance requirements set forth by the College.
T 416 846 8370
320 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, ON M4K 1N8
in Carrot Common
My office is located in the Carrot Common, just beside the Chester Street subway station on the Bloor-Danforth line. Parking is available behind the building.
My fee is consistent with the guidelines suggested by the Ontario Psychological Association. A lower fee than the standard can sometimes be negotiated depending upon a client’s financial circumstances.
As I am a registered clinical psychologist, clients with extended health care benefits would be eligible for whatever coverage their plan allows. Psychologists’ fees are also a tax-deductible medical expense.
My services are not covered by OHIP.