I received my Masters and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Concordia University, Montreal. After receiving my Ph.D.I completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the William Alanson White Institute, where I worked with patients with various difficulties in living, specializing in work with survivors of trauma and sexual abuse, as well as longstanding charactereological problems and longstanding depression. In addition, I specialize in working with patients who suffer from eating disorders, issues with body image, identity and self-esteem.
My approach is primarily psychodynamic, although I tend to be flexible and tailor treatment to each individual's needs and developmental level. Treatment usually unfolds at the patients' own pace as they tell their story and reveal different aspects of their personality and being. Over time, certain emotional and behavioral patterns emerge and together with the patient we engage in a journey of discovering the meaning of such patterns, their origins, and their current impact on the patient's life. The process is fueled by curiosity and a belief in individuals' natural potential for growth and change. The atmosphere is one of safety, and non-judgmental curiosity.
Unlike the stereotypical analyst, I tend to be active and engaged throughout the therapeutic process and develop a unique relationship with each patient - which in itself allows for the discovery of new relational and emotional experiences.
Throughout my years of practice I have been honored to work with individuals who I have witnessed making tremendous gains and positive changes in their professional and intimate life, and in the quality of their mental and emotional state. I am confident I can help you do the same.