Who You Are

You are challenged by significant life transition. 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 pain and suffering into peace and meaning in a complicated and fast-paced world.

Who I Am

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 Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.

How I Am Different

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.

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Palliative Care

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.

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Grief & Transition

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.

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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.

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Who I Work With

  • Whether or not mental health goals involve improved relationships with others, individual support is often helpful with establishing an improved relationship with oneself. Relationship issues can also be explored within the unique therapist-client relationship.
  • Couples therapy involves individuals in a committed relationship. Clients who attend couples therapy want to learn how to work through their differences, improve communication, and problem-solve challenges in the relationship.
  • Family therapy is often systems based and involves supporting more than one member of a family at the same time. It can facilitate positive change in how family members relate to one another and function as a unit. If one role in the family changes, all members are affected. Illness, divorce, death, relocation, and other personal challenges of family members can affect family dynamics. Family members may also participate in individual therapy, if appropriate.
  • Group therapy can be an effective environment to improve social dynamics or explore issues in a safe environment. Clients can also get support, inspiration, and ideas from peers who are struggling with similar issues.
"Together we will cry and face fear and grief. I will want to take away your pain, but instead I will sit with you and teach you how to feel it.”
"Together we will cry and face fear and grief. I will want to take away your pain, but instead I will sit with you and teach you how to feel it.”
“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”
“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”

Bloor West at Christie Station | Bloor East at Sherbourne Station | 647.554.4764