Whatever it is you’re going through… it won’t shock or scare me.
I say that with confidence having worked with sex criminals and having built my reputation working all sorts of complex cases.
Having worked with soldiers who’ve tortured their captives, pedophiles, and having worked with children sold into the sex trade, you can trust that I will be even-keeled in the face of your challenges.
I mention this so that you know that I will address your situation with more speed and tact.
You are definitely within my scope of practice.
Struggles with pornography, being stuck in an unhealthy relationship, cheating, confused about why you’re in the position that you are in have led to ongoing frustration.
I care about my clients by respecting their time.
I know that you have important issues, and they’re urgent.
I customize my treatment plan specific to you – your personality, temperament, situation, and the relationships to ensure speed of impact in your life and depth of change for lasting impact.
I take great pleasure when clients…
…begin to see where their problems originate and begin to gain control over their lives.
It my passion to identify the core issues to aggressively change your situation in the short- and long-term.
This increased control will not only reduce or eliminate the problematic behaviour – rather you will experience a total life transformation evidenced through higher relationship quality, increased work productivity, increased physical health, and actualized potential in all the different roles that you play.
You will become the person that you always wanted to be, to have loving relationships that are stable and safe.
Getting you the best, fastest outcome…
I am skilled in many methods of therapy.
I will tailor the right technique at the right moment for you.
My ability to use the right tool at the right time is my critical success factor.
You will put the work in, as I will – and you will know that you deserve the life that you always wanted.
You are ready to let go of your ongoing powerlessness, frustration…
…and engage in a therapeutic process that is tailored for you.
I never thought of becoming a therapist – rather I wanted to be a baseball player. The baseball field, for me, became a field of creativity and timing. The art of hitting a round ball with a round bat square on the core of the ball with the sweet spot of the bat became a metaphor that I carry with me.
I never pursued a career in therapy, let alone in matters related to sex, love and relationships – it became clear that this was my path.
Growing up I perceived therapists, mostly from going to some appointments for my mother’s schizophrenia, as ineffective with lots of listening and not much impact.
A special set of skills…
While training with a psychoanalyst from the Centre of Mental Health and Addiction (CAMH), I learned that I possess some special talents — namely, hyper-empathy, hyper-intuition and hyper-anticipation skills.
I also learned that these traits are unique to children of schizophrenics, of whom I am one. It gave me more gratitude toward my mother who suffers that brain disease, for it helped shape the quality of my work in advantageous ways that differentiate me in this field.
When I’m not doing therapy…
I love playing sports, especially hockey, but I hate exercise!
I also like cooking and gardening – but my spouse insists that I am good at neither.
Someday, I’d like to try my hand at stand-up comedy – having done improv in my younger days.
For now, though, making beer and wine at home will suffice.
I’m all about connection.
Every step of my life has been driven by opportunities to connect with people as they are, and so far it has taken me along quite a journey. So far that has brought me through late nights shooting independent films on a shoestring budget, with burned fingertips and aching insoles serving in restaurants in the city, and in conference rooms and rooftops with handfuls of honeybees as a beekeeper.
As the Corporate Services Director, I am the first voice and face clients see coming into the practice, but I’m working primarily behind the scenes to ensure our operations are going smoothly and planning for improving and expanding the practice for the best possible experience for our clients.
Out of the office…
You’ll find me trying new recipes to cook up in my tiny kitchen.
Walking my dogs through my neighbourhood and the woods.
Experimenting with different textile arts.
Attempting to identify all of the flowers that cross my path.