I obtained my Masters from Columbia University and my PsyD from The Wright Institute in Berkeley, California. I have been ordained in the Soto Zen tradition and enjoy facilitating meditation, breathwork and restorative yoga. My doctoral dissertation focused on what Zen Hospice workers can teach psychologists. I completed my clinical residency year at the University of Victoria as a counsellor working directly with students.
I am passionate about helping clients with challenges related to fertility, alternative family structures, and challenges specific to same-sex couples. My goal is to build therapeutic relationships that allow clients to feel safe, express unique struggles, and explore perspectives that might make life more manageable.
I strive to help clients locate the connection between the internal experiences of the mind and the lived experience of the body. I believe a body-based approach to psychotherapy is a great way to work with the fatigue and hopelessness of chronic pain, illness, work-related stress, relational strains, and ongoing anxiety. My therapy is psychodynamic, relational, insight-oriented, and incorporates cognitive-behavioural strategies.
I provide therapy to adults in an individual therapy setting. My areas of clinical interest include: