“Inspiring Hope, Courage, and Resilience”
My therapeutic approach is one of collaboration and partnership. I strive to create a safe therapeutic space in which you can feel free to fully explore and address your concerns. You, as the client, bring your strengths and life experiences with you into the therapeutic process. Together we work to clarify issues, build on strengths, access additional support, grieve losses and cope with the challenges you face. My goal is to assist you in moving forward with hope and courage, while fully honouring your life stories and experiences.
I bring to my work as a therapist 20 years of experience and support clients dealing with a wide range of issues. I am a licensed psychologist in both Ontario and Quebec.
One specific area of expertise I possess is in the area of Reproductive Health Psychology. “Infertility & Reproductive Health” broadly categorizes issue areas such as:
- pregnancy loss
- recurrent miscarriage
- pregnancy complications
- coping with high-risk pregnancy
- dealing with a diagnosis
- health condition which impacts fertility
- managing stress, risks, and implications of treatment
- pregnancy after infertility/pregnancy loss
- alternative family-building options
- informed choice & ethics
- exploring mind-body relationship
- building solid support network
- negotiating the medical system
- coping with stress in relationship with partner, family, friends
Professional support like mine may be beneficial if you and/or a partner are experiencing, or have experienced:
- stress, anxiety
- sadness, depression
- grief, loss
- anger, frustration
- confusion about options
- relationship stress
- self-esteem issues
- re-evaluating relationships — with your partner, with your body
- existential questioning
- difficulty balancing self-care needs
Important: The above symptoms are common to people struggling with reproductive health-related issues, but every person’s experience is unique. These lists are intended as helpful guides only. Contact me for a confidential consultation in order to determine your best course of action.
My services are not intended for individuals actively contemplating suicide. Please contact a suicide prevention hotline or visit your nearest hospital emergency room. For suicide-related resources in Canada and the U.S., visit suicideinfo.ca.
Psychological services are covered by most extended health care insurance programs. Clients are responsible for checking with their policy providers regarding specific coverage questions. Fees qualify as a medical expense and as such, are tax-deductible. An official receipt is provided after each consultation.