416-229-1477 ext 226
Brief Personal Statement
As a psychologist, I am passionate about helping people invest in their emotional health and seeing them reap the rewards from their investment. For me, this means helping clients find relief from distress while also facilitating them in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves in the process. Too many of us are weighed down by our burdens, preventing us from living life in a purposeful and meaningful way. I see therapy as an opportunity to help clients not only cope with, but free themselves from, these burdens by gaining insight into their behaviour and reactions, and with that, the power to make important and lasting changes in their lives. I feel privileged to be able to help clients work towards this freedom, and have great respect for each individual’s unique process in getting there.
I provide therapy for individual adults and couples. Psychological assessments are also conducted as required, to inform treatment. I first meet with clients for an initial consultation. This is an opportunity for me to get an overview of the issues concerning the client, and for the client and I to determine whether or not we are a good fit. At the end of the consultation, I present the client with my recommendations for treatment and solicit their feedback.
Therapeutic Approach: My therapeutic approach with individuals is best described as integrative, drawing on my experience practicing different models of therapy including Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. I tailor my therapeutic approach to the needs of each client, incorporating elements of these different models as appropriate. My approach with couples is informed by Emotion Focused, Systemic and Psychodynamic models.
•Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
•Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
•Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
•Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Education and Training
2007 Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, York University
2002 Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, York University
2000 Bachelor of Arts, Honours Psychology, York University
1999 Bachelor of Social Science, Honours Criminology, Concentration Psychology, University of Ottawa
The College of Psychologists of Ontario is the regulatory body that governs my practice. I have been registered as a psychologist with the College of Psychologists since 2008. I certify that I am a licensed professional bound by, and in good standing with, the College.
License number: 4566
Areas of competency: Clinical and Counselling Psychology
Eligible to practice in: Ontario
Languages served: English
Populations served: Adults and Couples
Insurance and Billing Instructions
My fees are consistent with the recommended rates set out by the Ontario Psychological Association. I do offer fees on a sliding scale. I accept clients who have insurance coverage through employment or extended health care benefit plans; however, I do not bill insurance companies. Clients are asked to make payment by cash or cheque at the end of each appointment. A receipt for payment will be issued to you at the end of each appointment, and may be submitted to your insurer in order to claim a reimbursement. Receipts may also be used to claim psychological services as a healthcare expense deduction on your income tax return.
Memberships and Affiliations
The College of Psychologists of Ontario
The Ontario Psychological Association
I am currently accepting new clients. My office hours are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. To schedule an appointment, please contact me at 416-229-1477 ext. 226. My office is wheelchair accessible.