Personalized programs are customized following your comprehensive assessment to include Optimal Self-Care, Cognitive Restructuring Program (CBT), Resilience and Emotional Regulation (DBT), and Deeper-Healing.
Following your comprehensive assessment as a couple, a unique program will be provided to you that helps you improve stress management, conflict resolution, communication and intimacy through a combined couple based CBT and Deeper Healing Imago Approach.
Treatment supports all individuals having specific strategies they need to be assertive with family members, heal from any relevant past hurts, and build healthy communication to ensure the family can move forward in a positive and healthy way.
Gentle, but effective non-pathological narrative, externalization and Cognitive Behavioural approaches are provided so ensure the child is empowered to develop specific strategies to overcome their struggles.
Providing Psychotherapy with
specific strategies for over 30 years.
With 35 years of clinical experience, I welcome Children, Teens, Adults, Couples & Families into my practice who are facing anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, grief, addiction, chronic pain/illness, or stress from relationship conflicts. I specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Relapse Prevention Therapy, and Self-Care which are personalized to your unique circumstance. I also provide a special Couple’s Program and a Deeper Healing Program that addresses pain and utilizes strength to repair.
You will receive a full explanation of your symptoms and patterns of behaviour followed by a very specific formulation of an actionable therapeutic plan with specific strategies at the end of your assessment to gain real results. You will receive a personalized program that addresses self-care, stress management, emotional regulation and deeper healing.
I have developed a program that is based on a tremendous amount of knowledge, skill, and experience. My mission is to help you reach your full potential in life. Clients tell me they appreciate the straight honest compassionate talk that motivates them towards changes they knew they needed to make but just wasn’t sure how to do it.
You will receive SPECIFIC strategies to make changes in your life that make a REAL difference!
Areas of Specialization
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Blended Family Issues
Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Borderline Personality Disorder
Chronic Illness & Chronic Pain
Generalized Anxiety DisorderGrief
Impulse Control Disorder
Interpersonal TraumaIntimacy Issues
Male Erectile Disorder
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
Oppositional Defiant Disorder
Paranoid Personality Disorder
Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Restless Legs Syndrome
School Attendance and Performance
School AvoidanceSchool Problems
Seasonal Affective Disorder
Separation Anxiety Disorder
Social Anxiety Disorder
How Psychotherapy Can Help
I want your therapy to be the best gift you give yourself! We often become too good at pushing down and pushing on, in efforts to get by, but with that comes, increasingly more frequent and more serious signals that there are problems. (Sometimes our own efforts or our own support networks are simply not enough)….Those who are strong and brave, pay attention to those signs, and come to my door.
I want your therapy to give you a safe space to be vulnerable, to be honest, to figure out why and how you got to where you did, and ultimately figure out what to do about it. There are real reasons to explain your symptoms, your challenges, your conflicts, and why you are sabotaging or underperforming in your life; at school, at work, with friends, with family, with your partner and there are real steps to take towards change.
My job is to facilitate a process for you that is personal and effective towards healing from the past pain, building here and now strategies to reduce reactions that are working against you, and ensuring you have the tools towards reaching the goals that are important to you. I work with your strengths and resilience to not only recover but also give you reliable techniques to begin using now.
On the Fence About Going to Therapy?
It is natural to feel some ambivalence or even resistance to beginning therapy. Speaking out loud about our pain, our shame, our regrets, the problems, make them “real”. Once these are spoken, it’s hard to turn back. The bad news is that we are in a new position to acknowledge the pain and reality, and that can be hard. The good news is that now we are in a new position to do something different. My job is to make sure that we pace the work in a completely non-judgemental space to give you the control and freedom you need to ensure you reach your goals effectively and that the progress is sustainable for your future.
So, are you ready? I encourage you to ask yourself…
1. What are the real negative consequences I am experiencing because of the problems I am having?
2. How are these problems holding me back in my life?
3. How serious are the patterns I keep repeating in my life?
4. Where do I think I could get if the issues are resolved?
5. What are the ultimate costs to me, to my career, to my family, to my relationships, if I don’t deal with the problems?
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
I am 56. I am divorced. I have a daughter. I have had support. I have had direction. I have had success. I have had conflicts. I have had loss. I have has illness. I have had fear and anxiety. I have had therapy. I have learned better ways to cope, better ways to manage triggers, how to make peace, how to forgive, an dhow to be the best version of myself. I don’t just teach and facilitate recovery.
I live it… every day, not perfectly, but in the best way I can, and in the ways that I know work.