Life is complicated & sometimes overwhelming,
Don't Endure! Don't Isolate! Don't Hesitate!
YOU can put your life back in focus.
Grief & Transition
Personal & Family Relationships
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Dialectic Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
Existential & Humanistic
(Hypnotherapy is a positive adjunct to therapy as well can address issues such as: smoking, anxiety, stress, self esteem/confidence, and other related "life" concerns/problems.)
As a product of over 20 years in the Financial Industry I acquired a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the 'hyper demanding culture' of the corporate/business sector. While developing skills in the areas of: Marketing & Development, Cash Dept. Services, Accounting, Loans, Mortgages, Collections and Negotiations, both in the capacity of management and within the union, the experiential lessons of such a tenure have informed my Counselling.
I have been afforded the opportunity to choose my second career, one in the area of Psychology rather than that of what I would refer to as 'bean counting'. My foray into academics/Psychology commenced in my forties. Propelled by a passion to address and alleviate the everyday mental health issues that thwart and sometimes cripple individuals, I avidly persued the profession of Psychotherapist.
Subsequent to a BA in Psychology I completed an MEd at the University of Toronto and was Certified by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Assn. (CCPA-2004). I further became a Certified Hypnotherapist and completed a Masters in Hypnotherapy (2011) and also received my Registered Psychotherapist (RP) designation in 2015. The highlight of my degrees was the opportunity to work at Millbrook Correctional Facility (approximately 8 months) my supervision being overseen by three, in my opinion, illustrious doctors of Psychology who taught me "that Psychotherapy/Counselling works" and can and does make a difference in peoples lives.
Throughout my careers I have dedicated significant time and effort to volunteerism and community development via: the co-organizing of The Credit Grantor's of Oshawa; work as a political activist; advocated for individuals systemically marginalized; investment, time and engergy in charities such as Children's Wish and Riding for the Disabled,
Based on a clear understanding of the concerns, traumas, grief/loss, financial & emotional stressors that plague our every day lives I employ "best practices" and a positive working relationship to secure your best outcome.
Finance Accreditation (Certification/Diplomas 1967-1992)
Financial Counselling (1990-2000)
BA (Psychology)Trent University (2000)
MEd (Counselling/Education (2004)
Certified Canadian Counsellor (2004)
Master Hypnotherapist (2011)
Registered Psychotherapist (RP-2015)
WHO Global Clinical Practice Network, Member
Contact Info. & Rates
Durham Region (GTA), Oshawa, ON
Psychotherapy (full 60 min sessions)
1 hr. session $100 - $130
Sliding Scale (please inquire)
Hypnotherapy (Varied Session Length)
Intro. & first session $150
Subsequent sessions $100