I work with individuals, couples and families experiencing a wide range of difficulties, including low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, relational problems, stress management, and grief. I create a warm, confidential space where people can feel safe to explore their struggles, discover their strengths and ultimately find more satisfying ways of living.
I have also worked as a music therapist in Palliative Care at the McGill University Health Centre since 1984, and have extensive experience with loss, bereavement and adjustment to illness. My therapeutic approach is steeped in compassion and creativity.
My orientation is primarily psychodynamic, but I also integrate a systemic approach and cognitive strategies where helpful. I believe that we can gain freedom to make healthier life choices by becoming conscious of old patterns that no longer work for us, and by actively working through the feelings and beliefs associated with them. I truly believe in our capacity to grow and change.
My post-graduate training is in Individual Psychotherapy (Argyle Institute; Jewish General Hospital’s Institute for Community and Family Psychiatry); and in Marriage and Family Therapy (Argyle Institute).
Many private insurance companies cover my services as a Psychotherapist (permit from the OPQ), and as a Marriage and Family Therapist (member of the OTSTCFQ).
Please feel free to call for an appointment or more information.