I am a Registered Psychotherapist offering individual therapy to adults in Hamilton, Ontario. I welcome clients from all walks of life, all ethnicities, and am LGBTQ positive.
People come to me with problems such as depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss, low self-esteem, relationship challenges and difficulties with life transitions; problems that ail most of us at one point or another.
I orient to my client’s goals and find counselling approaches that fit each individual client. I think of therapy as a journey together through which I support clients to explore, heal and grow. I help people to deepen their own wisdom and develop skills so they can better navigate life’s challenges.
I believe people are resilient, remarkable and adaptable creatures, and that it is normal to need help sometimes.
What makes me unique?
- One of my strengths is in using mindfulness-based and body-oriented therapies. These can help you access your innate wisdom and knowing, as well as strengthen your coping skills from within. Although this is talk therapy, I believe that therapy is more effective when linked with embodied experience. So I encourage present-moment experience and body-awareness to the extent that it serves you.
- I use image-making in therapy. From mapping out family dynamics to drawing “from the inside out” I love pulling out my big pad of paper, markers and crayons. (No, clients do not have to be “good at art” to try this!)
- I’m an individual just like you. Finding a good fit with a therapist is important and really is the make or break factor in whether therapy is useful or not. I invite you to read a bit about me to see if it strikes any cords.
- Though self-descriptions are often lacking, as a therapist I think of myself as direct (no BS), committed, intuitive and heart-centred. Read more about my approach to counselling.
I believe counselling can actually be fun, expansive, and engaging. I invite you to get in touch to see if we might be a good fit. Contact me to arrange your initial appointment or fill in the “Let’s Get Started” box on the right and I’ll contact you.