My Approach

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I am a skillful therapist with 20 years of experience working in community rehab and mental health settings. My approach to therapy is evidence-based and guided by my extensive experience working with a diverse group of clients who continually inspire me.

My practice is trauma informed and neuroscience informed. I believe that our mind, body and brain all contribute to our overall sense of well-being. My practice focuses on teaching cognitive and body-oriented skills in order to optimize people’s abilities to connect to themselves and cultivate healthier relationships in their lives. If we were to work together, I would help you to:

  • Feel less emotionally overwhelmed
  • Feel more confident in your relationships
  • Perform optimally at school, work, sports, and the arts
  • Trust people in your life with greater ease
  • Feel safer in the world
  • Treat yourself with more kindness
  • Cultivate more pleasure in your life
  • Set and achieve your goals with clarity

I enrol in a variety of professional trainings every year and have trained extensively in how to help people who have experienced anxiety, depression, trauma, and sexual and intimacy concerns. For many years, I also counselled clients with communication disorders as a result of MS, strokes, and brain injuries. I am effective in helping people cope with grief, illness, disability, and caregiver burnout.

Personally, music and sports have both played major roles in my life. I regularly attend live music shows and find them incredibly nourishing. I’ve also been a competitive tennis player for most of my life and have personal experience using therapy techniques on the tennis court. As a result, I am skilled at helping artists and athletes optimize their performance and overcome their performance anxiety.

I am proficient in using the following therapeutic modalities:

  • Mindfulness
  • Self-Compassion
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Hakomi Method
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Deep Brain Reorienting (DBR)
  • Somatic Sex Education (SSE) Informed Psychotherapy