Sometimes, despite our best efforts to overcome certain difficulties, we hit a roadblock. Maybe that's how you're feeling now and may benefit from seeing a caring and unbiased professional to assist you on your journey. Hi! & welcome. I am a clinically trained psychologist who provides individual psychotherapy to adults (16 to 80 years of age), couples counselling, life and workplace coaching.
My approach is 'eclectic,' meaning that I apply interventions from different approaches that are most appropriate for the client. I believe that psychotherapy should foster greater personal insight in order to understand why we are where we are (mentally, emotionally, and physically). This insight allows us to choose more consciously going forward to reach our personal best. I will support you in developing better management of your thoughts and emotions. I have training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), to name a few. I help adults overcome things like anxiety, depression, trauma, low self-esteem, and relationship problems (family, friends, partners). I also help clients work through grief from loss, separation, or death. For couples, I am trained in the Gottman method which is supported by the work of John Gottman and Julie Schwartz-Gottman from 35 years of research focused on helping couples reconnect and establish constructive tools for dialogue and find common ground.
Prior to entering graduate school, I worked in both large corporate and small business settings, primarily in sales in the finance and tech industries. With a deep desire to help people and organizations draw out their very best, I returned to school to obtain a Master’s degree in Psychiatric Research from l'Université de Montréal, where I studied the effects of stress on humans across the lifespan. I then earned a PhD in Psychology from McGill University, where I trained in several therapeutic modalities in the psychiatry departments of two Montreal hospitals. These experiences have provided me with a real-world perspective on applied mental health strategies in both the personal and professional domains. Therefore, in addition to my clinical work, I provide consulting services and workshops to companies and organizations on managing stress and anxiety.
During therapy, I strive to create a caring and inviting atmosphere with an open heart and mind, to guide my clients towards greater insight and happiness..
I hope to see you in session.