I help people imagine and create richer, more fulfilling lives, and deeper, more satisfying relationships.
I’m a licensed clinical psychologist who’s been in practice for more than 15 years.
I work with individuals, couples and families who find me for various reasons – some who seek to better understand themselves and develop new skills, and others grappling with different challenges in their lives.
My specialties include working with:
People struggling with anxiety, social anxiety, panic and phobias, and those suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
People seeking greater intimacy in their relationships and to feel more connected to others that matter to them.
People exploring their gender identity (including children), as well as those who identify as gender non-conforming or transgender.
People in sexual minorities (including those who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, asexual, etc.).
The parents/families of children, teenagers and young adults who come out about their gender or sexual identity, educating them and coaching them on how to be informed, unwavering advocates for their children.
MY EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
I'm a very specialized type of therapist — a clinical psychologist. It takes 10+ years of professional education and training to become licensed as a psychologist, and involves at least 4 years of college for an undergraduate degree, 5-7 years of graduate school to earn a doctoral degree, and another 1-2 or more years of specialized postgraduate training.
I earned my doctorate (PhD) in psychology from the University of Waterloo (Canada). I then completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH).
Over the span of my professional career, I've worked in private practice, hospital and educational settings. I've also taught and conducted research in academic settings.
MY PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS