In 1990 I began my career as a classroom teacher. I worked to help high school students succeed in the classroom and on the playing field and I did that for several years but by 1995 I began to focus on helping individuals and families. Ultimately I became interested in helping people with their personal and emotional concerns that often left them feeling powerless and alone.
In 1999 I began my PhD at McGill University in Education and after I graduated in 2001 I was appointed an Executive Director in the McGill Faculty of Education.
In 2003 I went overseas and did work in East Asia and studied local culture and values and got a lot of perspective on some very diverse cultural differences and I began to focus on helping specific people.
Now I work with adults, youth, and children on issues that include relationships, schooling, anxiety, trauma, or addiction and I often help people through times of crisis, significant life transitions, or emotional distress.
I use a number of therapies but focus primarily on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, EMDR Trauma Therapy, and Mindful Meditation.
I am a member of a number of different professional organizations both domestically
and internationally and I currently live in central Mississauga.
We all face adversity at some point in our lives. I would work with you to assess your particular needs and help you find ways of dealing with the experience in a way that channels energy towards greater success and ultimate fulfillment. Are you facing: Relationship and or family issues, mid-life crisis; life-style changes, addiction, trauma, loss or self-esteem challenges? My approach emphasizes a blending of therapies focusing on strengthening positive attitudes and resilience.
My broad training and international experience, enables me to relate to clients of many cultures. My therapeutic approach includes Solution Focused (SFBT); Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT); Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)); and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).