I’ve been practicing in Toronto Canada since 2007, as a specialist in addiction and disordered eating – primarily binge eating, bulimia, food addiction and emotional eating, and the accompanying weight and body image issues. What lies beneath – anxiety, trauma, grief, anger, and depression, to name a few – are the main focus, once the addictive behavior stops.
Education, training and personal “lived” experience inform my practice. (Full details in my book, Binge Crazy: A Psychotherapist’s Memoir of Food Addiction, Mental Illness, Obesity and Recovery).
My foundation is in Gestalt Therapy, a holistic approach, encompassing everything that is relevant to your particular life. I also include 12-step work, if clients are open to this, along with the latest results-oriented approaches. Always, the client and I work together as a team.
Since 2002, I’ve run groups and workshops in the Toronto area – on assertiveness, anger management, body image, emotional eating, and general support for women. Currently, I offer an online group: FADES (Food Addiction and Disordered Eating Support) for women.
As a proud graduate of Ryerson University, Toronto (BA Hons Psych), I hold a Grad Certificate in Addictions and Mental Health (Durham College), and a Post-Grad Certificate in Gestalt Therapy (Gestalt Institute of Toronto). Current memberships in good standing include: The Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP), the Canadian Association of Psychotherapists (CAPT) and the Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT).
My main philosophy: Each person is unique, and no particular treatment or treatment approach is suitable for everyone. Healing is a process of discovering what works for you.