Many men may not feel safe talking with others, particularly if they have experienced trauma, grief, or shame. Often, even those they are closest to may not understand or know the depth of their pain or issues.
Many men may feel that they are burdening others with their problems, and may try to solve their challenges on their own, which may lead to deeper struggles and, at times, anxiety, addiction, or depression. I work with men to create a safe and empathetic place for you to share your thoughts, feelings, and struggles. We will work together to come up with solutions for coping tools and resources to help manage life’s challenges. I believe in looking at the client holistically and managing symptoms prior to working on goals.
I also work with couples to help them understand themselves better and their role within the relationship. My goal is to create an open, non-judgmental place for healing, whether working with an individual or a couple.
Favourite Book Recommendation: Anything by Gabor Mate - I believe in his philosophy as he comes from a non-judgmental place of empathy and cares about others.
Credentials and Qualifications:
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) - College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario Registration #11818
Certified Sex Addiction Therapist - Candidate - International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP)
Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology - Yorkville University
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy - Psychwire
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - Psychwire
Cognitive Processing Therapy
Gottman Level 1 Couples Therapy Training
Trauma & PTSD
Sexual Addiction/Sexual Abuse
$165 + HST (individuals)
$210 + HST (couples)