As a psychologist, I have had the pleasure of working with adults and adolescents since 1993. My academic background in psychology (BA, MA) and training in various evidence based therapies allows me to provide comprehensive assessment and treatment of various mental health issues. I have worked in hospitals, community agencies and in private practice. I spent 12 years working at the Toronto General Hospital, 7 of which were in the eating disorders day treatment centre and 5 in a community mental health program. I have a special interest and expertise in working with those affected by eating disorders, trauma, anxiety, mood disorders, and ADHD.
I work from a client-centred, collaborative and integrative approach drawing on my training in cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and mindfulness based approaches, attachment and trauma based therapies including cognitive processing and EMDR. I use techniques that suit the client and do not adhere to a "one size fits all" philosophy. Some typical goals are to help you develop awareness of how your personal beliefs impact your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, or how certain unhelpful patterns tend to be repeated and keep you stuck. Some types of therapy (CBT for ADHD) may involve developing specific skills to improve daily functioning.
Areas of practice: Adults/Adolescents, ADHD, eating disorders, anxiety, OCD, depression, trauma, perfectionism, self esteem.