I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist and a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, licensed to work with children, adolescents, and adults. My background is primarily in community-based mental health settings, including school and private practice settings, and I have also served in a number of teaching roles, including contract faculty in the Department of Psychology, York University, as well as guest speaker on topics such as neurodevelopmental disorders, and the impact of trauma on a child's developmental trajectory.
Goal of Treatment: Life can bring a wealth of positive experiences and good feelings, but it can also bring situations and feelings that are painful and which can make you feel 'stuck'. Although mindful of your past experiences, my goal is to work with you to develop strategies to manage or overcome some of the present-day emotional pain that is impairing your quality of life. I work collaboratively with you, in a way that honours your values and beliefs, to find solutions that are manageable and that fit with your life circumstances. I use an integrative approach to treatment, which means that I principally adhere to a cognitive-behavioural treatment (CBT) model, but that I incorporate other treatment modalities, such as dialectical behavioural and mindfulness, to provide the most appropriate support for your specific needs.