Life can be difficult. Sometimes we feel overwhelmed by our emotions. Sadness, depression, anxiety or anger can interfere with our enjoyment of life and keep us stuck. Our inability to tolerate these feelings can lead to addictive patterns or behaviours which threaten to take over our life. Emotional eating, alcohol, drugs, computer games, shopping and chronic surfing can all be attempts to numb out in order not to feel. Sometimes we establish a pattern of unhealthy relationships and can't understand how we have ended up there, once again.
Psychotherapy can empower you to realize that change is possible and help you to make the first step in a new direction.
Becoming a psychotherapist was a decision I made later in life. I spent many years as a court reporter in the civil litigation field listening to people in stressful situations. I realized I wanted to do more than just take down the evidence. I went back to school and completed the 4 Year Training Program at the Gestalt Institute of Toronto. This built upon my undergraduate studies at U of T in Psychology and Women's Studies. I started my private practice in June of 2005.
As a result of my previous career I have been able to create a bridge between the legal system and psychotherapy. I offer private anger management sessions in cases where people have been charged with a first time offence. Please see the Anger Management section for more information.
My style is supportive, compassionate, warm and honest. I will provide you with helpful feedback about how you get in your own way and I will work with you to find a new path that fits for you.
I believe it is important to find a therapist that you feel comfortable working with. With this in mind, I offer a free 45 minute consultation session so you can get a sense of how I work.
I have evening and day-time appointments available in my Toronto office at Spadina and Dupont and in my Mississauga office located in Port Credit.
Psychotherapy and Counselling in Mississauga and Toronto
firstname.lastname@example.org - 416-294-9472
258 Dupont Street, Toronto
Suite 206, 106 Lakeshore Road East within The Aquililty Centre in Port Credit, Mississauga
Working with anxiety, depression, couples counselling, anger management, trauma, low self-esteem.