My clinical practice is rooted in my firm belief that the most important factor for real change is a genuine connection between two people, and that there is something therapeutic about feeling heard and understood. Therapy is collaborative and dynamic. It’s not about having someone tell you exactly what to do, nor is it about sitting in silence waiting for the solution to appear. It’s about working together in a warm, open, and non-judgmental space to find the strategies that will help you in your real, everyday life. Strategies that will allow you to cope on your own so you can leave therapy feeling empowered and with lasting, meaningful change.
My therapeutic approach is grounded in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), which is a solution-oriented therapy that focuses on how our thoughts influence our emotions and behaviour. That said, I frequently draw from other modalities, including process-oriented and mindfulness-based strategies. This integrative approach allows us to better understand your difficulties and strengths and help you achieve your personal and professional goals.
Therapy can absolutely help you cope with uncomfortable thoughts and feelings, distressing symptoms, and unwanted behaviours. But it has the potential to be much more than that. If you’re ready, it can help you increase your self-confidence, develop healthier ways of being and relating to others, and thrive.
In my clinical practice, I work with children, adolescents, and adults who are struggling with anxiety, stress, burnout, depression, relationship issues, communication difficulties, perfectionism, self-criticism, and low self-esteem. I have a particular interest in helping adolescents and young adults navigate important life decisions and transitions related to:
Education and Career
Schooling and career related decision making and stress, the transition to university or higher education, career coaching, work-life balance
Dating, marriage, starting or ending relationships, wedding planning, sexual intimacy and communication, family planning
Parenting challenges, sibling conflict, establishing autonomy in adolescence
Difficulty finding and making friends, friendship or roommate conflict, relational aggression and bullying, loneliness
I have worked with outpatient hospital services and private mental health clinics for over 5 years, and specialize in promoting positive and secure relationships amongst friends, couples, and parents and their children. Specially, I have completed training with the following sites:
- Connecte Montreal Psychology Group, Montreal, Quebec
- Sex & Couple Therapy Service, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Quebec
- The Emotional Health CBT Clinic, Queen Elizabeth Health Complex, Montreal, Quebec
- Youth Service Department of Psychiatry, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec
- Outpatient Child Psychiatry, Center for Child Development and Mental Health, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec
- Childhood Disorders Day Hospital, Center for Child Development and Mental Health, Jewish General Hospital, Montreal, Quebec
Please note that I am currently completing my pre-doctoral internship and am not accepting new clients at this time. I anticipate having availability in my practice in the summer of 2018.