If you are reading this, you are probably not very happy with your life at the moment.
Maybe you are feeling overwhelmed by all the negative situations you have been struggling with and want something to change.
You want to feel good and be in control of your life.
I will help you better understand your thoughts and feelings.
We will work together to understand the reasons behind some of the patterns that you keep on repeating. We will analyze some of the negative feelings and behaviours that keep you stuck.
I will also help you consider new ways of thinking and looking at things. I will help you feel more optimistic about yourself and your life’s trajectory.
We will work on learning specific skills and new mechanisms to help you deal with the challenges you are facing in your life. You will also learn coping strategies to deal with your negative thoughts and feelings.
I am confident our work together will help you feel better and improve your life.
Why work with me?
I am passionate about helping you feel better and reduce needless suffering in your life.
I want to help you develop the skills and resilience you need to start living the life you want.
I understand how hard life can be when you are suffering from overwhelming feelings and how negatively this can affect your relationship with yourself and others. I understand because I have been there. I sat in your chair and therapy helped me feel better, cope and grow during a very difficult period in my life.
I clearly remember how difficult it was to open up for the first time about my struggles, and the relief I felt once the things I said were received with acceptance, empathy and understanding. My past personal experiences help me appreciate you and I consider it a great privilege to have the opportunity to work with you.
My path toward becoming a psychotherapist was not a traditional one. I worked for over a decade in the Hi-tech industry before switching careers to follow my life-long interest in psychology and psychotherapy. I also grew up in a bi-racial family and lived on three continents for various parts of my life which helped me develop a great appreciation for various cultures and sensitivity to cultural issues and nuances. So apart from my formal education and extensive clinical training, I bring to our work, a well-rounded set of real-life experiences which I believe will benefit you.
I enjoy working with people from diverse backgrounds including gender, age, culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender expression.
I am confident that positive change is possible no matter how difficult and complicated you think your life situation is at the moment.
The Formal Stuff
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology
Registration & Professional Membership
Registered Psychotherapist (#007836) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
Certified Canadian Counsellor (#10005943) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
I use an integrative approach that I tailor based on your unique needs and goals. My approach draws therapeutic techniques from the following approaches:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
Motivational Interviewing (MI)
Additional Training/Continuous Learning
I am always working on improving my clinical experience, knowledge, and training to bring you high-quality counselling and/or psychotherapy.
If you would like to view the list of additional training that I attended, please click on the button below.