25 years of experience enables me to offer a warm and safe therapeutic environment for you to use.
My approach is based on psychoanalytic, developmental and relational theories and practice.
I am currently an adult psychoanalyst in training with Toronto Psychoanalytic Institute.
Adult psychoanalysis & psychodynamic psychotherapy
Parent-child Interaction psychotherapy
Watch, Wait and Wonder intervention
We exist and develop in a relationship with the world within, and with the world around us. A relationship with what we remember about our past, and with what we are told about ourselves. A relationship with what we understand and feel is our present, and with what we hope, or fear the future will hold. We exist in a relationship with our beliefs, values, thoughts and feelings.
We will meet three to five times per week, with the aim to study your mind, reveal and investigate the role of your unconscious mind, the sense of self, and internal and external objects and relatedness.
Freud in his letter to Jung wrote: "Psychoanalysis is in essence, a cure through love"
What he meant is an integrated sense of self love, and a capacity for meaningful relationships.
Symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances, shape our nervous system, the architecture of our brain, and hormonal system. The experienced trauma shapes the story about our history and daily functioning. In the sessions, we may address the intergenerational, early childhood, relational, (attachment) or present trauma and loss, and symptoms of PTSD with gentleness and care in the rhythm of your own drums.
Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at any point in our lives from infancy further. In the space of the therapeutic relationship with me, you will have an opportunity to simply be; stay in your discomfort while safe in presence of the other.
A feeling of competence and satisfaction in a relationship with your child promotes a positive outlook in other areas of your life.
The feeling of security in early relationships affects overall mental health and wellbeing, and personal experience of professional and life success later in life.
Early relational experiences play an important role in your child's capacity to play, learn, enjoy friendships, love, and their feeling of safety.
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Unit A - 2009 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M4S 1Z8
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