I am a graduate of the Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy and I work with adult individuals to promote a deeper understanding of self, while exploring the ways in which we connect to both our inner and outer worlds. As a relational therapist, I believe that the things that cause us distress are not the result of something that is wrong, or lacking, deep within ourselves. Instead, the way we feel on the inside is rooted in our experience of being in, or out, of connection with ourselves and with others.
Relational therapy creates a space to explore the thoughts, feelings, questions and beliefs that shape your present experience. We all have a story to tell, but we don't always get the opportunity to be heard. I believe that therapy is both a collaborative and creative process and I offer an empathic, client-centred approach, listening without judgment or assumption. Whether you know exactly what is troubling you, or if it's not yet clear, we will talk about it together, aiming towards deeper self-awareness and understanding.
This includes the gentle examination of thoughts, emotions, and patterns of belief. It may further include working with interpersonal challenges, difficult situations or events, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, addiction and/or feelings of general unease or emptiness. I feel that we are all striving towards a sense of happiness, doing the best with the methods we have learned. Therapy provides a uniques opportunity to reflect on those methods and to discover what is working well and/or what you might like to change.
I currently offer a limited number of early morning, daytime and evening sessions at my sliding scale rate. My office is steps from the Yonge/Eglinton subway station.