Prior to becoming a Registered Psychotherapist, I was a senior University administrator at the University of Toronto serving as Assistant Dean and Director of Human Resources, Faculty of Arts and Science, Assistant Vice-Provost, Professional Faculties in the Office of the Vice-President (Academic) and as both the Assistant Warden and Acting Warden, Hart House.
From 2010 to 2015, I worked as a personal counsellor and psychotherapist at Trent University, the University of Toronto (Scarborough) and Ryerson University, providing personal and group counselling to help students with concerns that interfered with academic performance and emotional well being. Common concerns and issues included depression, stress, and anxiety, procrastination, concentration, and motivation, grief and loss, relationship concerns (peer, partner, and family), abuse (verbal, sexual, and physical) post traumatic stress, anger management, sleep difficulties, perfectionism, OCD, sexual orientation and gender identity and adjustment to university life and Canadian culture.
In August of 2015, I took up residence in Arnprior/McNab Braeside in the Ottawa Valley in order for my partner and I to be close to our two daughters who live and work in Ottawa. In addition to private practice, I also work on a part-time basis for the Valley Employee and Family Assistance Program, a not for profit organization, providing confidential counselling services to the employees of private and public sector employers in the Ottawa Valley.
"The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination."
~ Carl Rogers
Registration: College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario: Registered Psychotherapist, #002221
Education and Training:
Doctor of Education (Counselling Psychology) University of Toronto, 2010
Master of Education (Counselling Psychology) University of Toronto, 1997
Master of Arts (History) University of Ottawa, 1983
Practicums: University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, Borderline Personality Disorder Clinic, Concurrent Disorders, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.
Member, Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists
Office Location: Arnprior
The Primary Health Care Centre
350 John Street North
Arnprior, ON K7S 3T5
Office Location: Renfrew
Trinity-St. Andrews United Church
291 Plaunt Street South
Renfrew ON K7V1N2
If you have any questions about counselling or psychotherapy or would like to book an appointment please call or email me.
I am happy to answer any questions you might have and will return phone calls or respond to email within 24 hours. All enquires and phone calls are confidential.
Counselling and psychotherapy services are not covered by OHIP. The fee for a 50 min appointment is $145.00. Fees may be reimbursed in part or in total by extended health insurance at your place of employment. Clients pay the fee (cheque or cash) at the end of each session, and are given a receipt for either insurance or income tax purposes. For clients with demonstrably limited resources, a fee reduction may be possible upon discussion with me.