You are challenged by those all-too-familiar thoughts causing anxiety, depression, anger, and hopelessness. You have tried to shut out the thoughts using distraction, substances, positive affirmations, or any number of other behaviours that seem to only move you further away from your values and goals.
Perhaps you are facing a serious illness, or struggling with a change in a relationship, career, status, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
You are ready to find your path to transform suffering into acceptance and meaning in a complicated and fast-paced world, but you aren't sure how.
I have effectively supported thousands of clients of all ages and diverse backgrounds in their search for emotional well-being during the most challenging of life situations.
I am a Registered Counselling Therapist with the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists and a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
I bring my genuine, curious, and imperfect self into a safe and equal relationship. I have lived experience that informs my work without colouring it.
Call me today to book a free 15-minute introduction. 902.445.4100
Whether at home, hospital, or hospice, I support clients from initial diagnoses to emotionally process and plan their deaths. I offer a holistic approach to provide psychoeducation and compassionate support to families. I enhance current support, such as palliative care medical teams and death doulas, or advocate for better palliative care, if necessary.
While death is a reality of our existence, dying is a process of the mind, body, and spirit that takes place during the very last chapter of life. Until the moment of physical death, we are alive and living. I support clients to live the life they desire until death.
The experience of loss, and its resulting grief, are at the root of many mental health challenges. Grief is triggered by countless types of significant loss and transitions. We live in a culture that generally prefers to deny grief and avoid mourning. We are expected to move on, buck up, and be 'strong'. However, it takes strength to face grief and process through it. We are not wired to rationalize ourselves through grief, and nobody can mourn alone.
I counsel clients of all ages, to learn how to mourn their significant losses fully and safely.
My wish is for each person to feel safe and welcome in his, her, or their own family and community. My mission is to provide the LGBTQ2S+ community of Toronto the opportunity to explore the everyday concerns of chronic or palliative illness, relationship issues, and tough transitions with a therapist who can relate to their experiences. This can begin in the privacy and safety of my office.
I offer understanding, non-judgement, respect, compassion, and confidentiality to LGBTQ2S+ clients.