Student Therapist, M.Sc
Psychology Today Profile
Reality can sometimes bite, hard. I believe people can learn to bite back - and learn to be nourished. The difficulty is that we get stuck in patterns of relating, feeling, behaving, and thinking, to the point where our being can feel flawed, no matter how hard we resist. This struggle can lead us to feel alone with our difficulties, and out of strategies to overcome them. With a lifetime of accumulated coping strategies, some of which have become sources of stress rather than relief, this can further alienate us from others, and even ourselves.
Coming out of isolation can be both tremendously uncomfortable and profoundly liberating. Therapy is a space to explore what has been too difficult, too uncertain, too elusive, and too painful to share with another person. I provide space to explore what you carry from the past, what comes up in the present. We will work together to notice and make sense of both what you show up with, and how you express it in therapy. Together, we’ll try to meet your challenges with gentleness, your gentleness with boundaries, your boundaries with flexibility, your flexibility with seriousness, your seriousness with lightness, your lightness with darkness, your darkness with humour, your humour with tears, your tears with resilience, and your resilience with the inevitable next challenges.
I strive to listen for the complexity of the intersections of your identities (age, gender, sexual orientation, race, culture, family history, class, etc.): how you relate to them, and how they shape your experience. I offer therapy for individuals over the age of 18. I have ongoing weekly availabilities on Mondays 10am-5pm, Thursdays 2-9pm, and Fridays 3-8pm at Yonge and St. Clair.
If my profile speaks to you, please do not hesitate to reach out and book an initial session for half ($40) of my regular fee. I recognize that the cost of psychotherapy can be a major barrier, so I strive to make it as financially accessible as I can. I look forward to hearing from you and offering my service.