Hi! I'm glad you're here.
You may be reading this because you know therapy is what you want right now, or you may not quite know how or why you landed here.
You may be struggling with feelings of loneliness, anxiety or despair. You could be feeling stuck as you face a big (or seemingly small) life transition and are having a hard time figuring out how to move forward. Or you may be doing alright, but could use some extra support as you navigate a rough patch.
My approach is down-to-earth, nurturing, and client-centred. Together we pay attention to what's happening for you in this moment - in your relationships, in your life and in therapy to help make sense of things. We may also dip in the past to explore some of reasons and ways that you've come to understand your experiences. From there, we can then figure out if those patterns and ways of being are serving you in your present life.
I provide a dedicated, safe space to be yourself, to dig deep, and attend to what's happening. Big or small, whatever brought you here, I work to support you in finding and living your own best life.
I'm a student therapist at the Toronto Institute of Relational Psychotherapy (TIRP), a graduate psychotherapy training program accredited by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
I see clients under the supervision of experienced therapists and tenured faculty at TIRP. I'm a member of Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT).
Prior to studying at TIRP, I completed 2 years at the Ontario Psychotherapy and Counselling Program (OPC), and provided a sexual health counselling at Planned Parenthood of Toronto for many years.
I offer individual talk therapy to adults over 18.
I approach my work as a therapist with a mindful, attachment-based lens; I endeavour to be open, direct and empathetic. I practice from a feminist, gender-queer, queer-positive, anti-oppressive framework.
My particular focus is working with those dealing with:
miscarriage and loss
Highly Sensitive (HSP)
If you’re seeking support with anything outside of those areas, that’s totally okay. I’d still really like to hear from you. The best way to find out if we’re a good fit is to meet in person for an initial session. Everyone is very warmly welcome.
If you’re new to therapy or feeling hesitant to reach out, please know that’s very normal. Taking the step to see a therapist may feel daunting and weird and possibly even intimidating. I get it. I also know that you don’t need to suffer alone. I want to help. Please do reach out if you’re curious. I warmly welcome hearing from you.
Regular sessions are always 50 minutes in length (one clinical hour).
Our first session will be an informal initial consultation. This first session is a bit like a ‘meet-and-greet’ where you’ll have a chance to ask questions, get a better idea of how I work and find out if we might feel like a good fit. I offer these initial consultations at a reduced rate of $40.
fees AND PAYMENT
My regular session fees are $80.
To help reduce barriers and provide greater access to therapeutic services, I offer some sliding scale rates based on need and availability. If cost is a barrier for you, please let me know when you contact me about sliding scale availabilities.
Fees are payable by the end of each appointment by cash, cheque or e-transfer.
I issue receipts for all session fees; these fees may be covered by your extended health benefits plan and are income tax deductible.
I require 24 hours notice for cancellations. If you miss an appointment or cancel within 24 hours, you’ll be responsible for the full session fee.
I work out of two offices in Toronto’s west end: one in Parkdale near Queen West and Brock, and one on Roncesvalles, south of Dundas. Both are easily accessible by TTC and have plenty of bike / car parking nearby. My offices are located on the 2nd floor in cosy, quiet spaces. If stairs are a barrier for you, please let me know.
I invite you to get in touch to book an initial session. We can talk logistics, see if we're a good fit and talk next steps.
When you contact me, please include a bit about why you’re seeking therapy or what’s going on for you right now, to help me get a better sense of what you’re looking for. You can describe this in general terms and in whatever way you feel comfortable with.
The best way to reach me is through my confidential email:
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