I am a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. I practice in the areas of Clinical and Rehabilitation Psychology, with adults. I am experienced in using techniques from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Behavioural Activation (BA), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), as well as integrating these approaches in a broader transtheoretical and biopsychosocial model of human suffering, challenges, resilience, and growth.
I completed my undergraduate training at the University of Toronto in 2009, with a double major in Psychology and Bioethics. I attended the Memorial University of Newfoundland for my graduate training in psychology (Psy.D., Doctor of Psychology), completed in 2018.
I work with people who have a wide variety of presenting concerns, sometimes including multiple complex difficulties, including depression, anxiety, trauma, chronic pain, and other chronic health problems. I also help people with more general concerns in interpersonal relationships and communication, occupational challenges, low self esteem, and building rewarding and meaningful habits of behaviour. I am especially passionate about using exposure-based strategies to help people with a range of anxiety and related difficulties, as well as common but challenging life circumstances. (Please note this is not an exhaustive list of the concerns that I can help with. If you are curious, please ask and we are happy to find the best fit for you!)
I believe it is extremely important to approach your concerns and difficulties with flexibility and understanding, and to really figure out what kind of therapeutic approach will be most helpful for you. I find this often involves taking one approach to help you change the things that can be changed, and another approach to help you respond in healthier ways to the things life throws at you that you cannot necessarily control.
Outside of work, I enjoy gardening (and especially growing fruits and vegetables), playing video games with friends, learning about personal finance, playing volleyball, and spending time with my family.