Get to Know Me
Over the years I have specialized in working with adults to help them thrive in relationships and social situations. My goal is to help individuals and couples achieve, and most importantly, sustain healthy relationships. Specializing in social anxiety and assertiveness, dating and relationships, as well as family planning and parenting. My number one objective is to provide you with the proper strategies to have successful interactions with the important people in your life.
I am a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and Quebec. I studied psychology in Montreal, where I completed a doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D) from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Additionally, I completed clinical training at the Sex and Couple Therapy Service at the Allen Memorial Institute.
What to Expect at Your First Visit
During our first meeting, I will ask you questions about your main presenting issue. I might ask how long you have been experiencing symptoms, when did you notice the problem, how does this issue affect your everyday life, and why you feel concerned. Depending on the problem, I might have you fill out a questionnaire about your current symptoms or state of mind to keep track and create a starting point to measure future progress.
Second Part of Visit
We will also talk about you, so that I can get to know you. To design an individualized treatment plan specifically for you, I need to make sure that I understand who you are, so that the treatment fits with your personality and lifestyle. We might discuss your family background, your dating history, your education or career path and why you chose it. Please inform me of any medical issues, contradictions to therapy, or concerns you may have.
Last Part of Visit
Finally, you will have a chance to ask me questions. You might ask about my professional degree, my experience with various psychological treatments, or what my strengths as a psychologist are. It is important for you to feel comfortable and safe with the psychologist that you choose, so I encourage you to get to know me before we proceed with treatment.
More About Me
Having grown up in Montreal, I am fully bilingual and offer therapy in English and in French.
I treat sex and relationships concurrently. Why? Because time is valuable, and my goal is to give you essential skills to excel in all aspects of your life. I offer my clients an integrative approach tailored to suit your individual needs. My practice includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Based Approaches, Young Schema Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
My office is currently based in Thornhill, Toronto.