I completed my Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, and Doctoral Degrees in Clinical Psychology at York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I am a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario with competencies in the areas of Clinical and Rehabilitation Psychology. I am also a member of the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA). I have several years of experience providing individual psychotherapy using evidence-based approaches. More specifically, I have extensive experience providing Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for the treatment of Mood and Anxiety Disorders and have a special interest in the assessment and treatment of Chronic Insomnia. Over the course of my career, I have trained, practiced, and held research positions at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), the Hospital for Sick Children, North York General Hospital, and the Toronto General Hospital/University Health Network (UHN). In addition to my private practice, I am also working at Cleveland Clinic Canada, providing psychological assessment and treatment services in the Executive Health Program.
I offer diagnostic and personality assessments to clarify the nature of psychological problems and recommend appropriate treatment. All psychological assessment reports provide a full DSM-V diagnosis and are completed in a timely manner.
My psychotherapy approach is informed by the most current research relevant to the practice of Clinical and Rehabilitation Psychology. I practice Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and incorporate treatment interventions and strategies from psychodynamic, narrative, client-centred, and humanistic orientations. I provide individual psychotherapy to adult clients dealing with a variety of life stressors (e.g., relationship issues, life transitions, chronic worrying, work stress, challenges with self-esteem and assertiveness). Generally, sessions take place once per week. However, treatment frequency may vary from twice weekly to bi-monthly, or less, depending on the specific needs of the individual and the presenting concerns. Ultimately, the decision about how often sessions take place and the total number of sessions will be made collaboratively with each client.