empowering you to embrace a life that you love

People often want to tell their story during therapy. Part of my job is to listen and validate your experiences for you. I can provide understanding, even if I don’t always agree with you. This step is an ongoing part of the therapeutic process, and it is important to have someone repeat back to you, to your satisfaction, what you said. This is because it helps conceptualize the problem by finding agreement on what the problem actually is. From there, we can discuss what is working, solutions to the problem, and figure out together how to do more of that. It doesn’t have to be a painful or drawn-out process. I am often given the feedback that the therapeutic experience has clients feeling better, rather than worse.

I wear many hats as a therapist. My job is to encourage, hold hope, guide, listen, validate, ponder, co-construct, laugh with you, and solve problems together. I don’t believe in therapy homework. No thought logs, tracking emotions, or
anything like that. I believe that if you’re paying to speak with a professional, that comes with certain perks, like not having to do the work on your own. I also think it can be quite miserable and counter-productive for people to focus on their negative emotions too much. What you water, grows.

About Me, The Therapist

I am a Registered Psychotherapist through the CRPO (License #11757). My services are covered by insurance companies that have coverage for psychotherapy.

My job as a therapist is not to tell you what is wrong with you, or to diagnose you, or to tell you what to do. It is often the case that people do a very good job of telling themselves what is wrong already. It is also often the case that people know what it is that they need to do, but they don’t do it. My job is to explore this area with you by asking good questions, and by providing understanding through stories. 

About Me, The Person

I live in Mississauga with my wife, Stella, our son, Alex, and our bengal cat, Milo. I train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) as a hobby, and I hold a purple belt in this art. I compete at local tournaments from time to time because I believe that it is healthy for all of us to voluntarily push ourselves outside of our comfort zones. I love to cook, read, listen to podcasts and audio books, and study therapeutic approaches. My weekends are typically spent with Stella finding fun activities to engage in with our son, Alex.