Welcome to my site.
The biggest gift in my career is seeing people find hope and start smiling again. I summarize what I do as helping individuals navigate life's difficulties. I offer practical strategies to help individuals regain some control over their situation. I use simple language and examples to help demystify anxiety, grief, or emotional reactions due to trauma.
My approach is centred on the person in front of me. I listen carefully; I use cognitive behavioural therapy, relaxation and breathing exercises, writing exercices and other creative approaches as well as ego-state and narrative therapy.
I also offer workshops and monthly consultation for professionals in the use of therapeutic writing.
All my services are offered in English and French.
As of November 1, I will only be working out of 440 Laurier Avenue West. I will still work 5 days / week but only in 1 location.
If in Ottawa, you can get a copy from me, from Prospero Books or Octopus Books.
I am working on a section where you can find resources to help you with anxiety, mindfulness, relaxation, CBT work pages, Writing exercises. It is a work in progress - keep visiting.
My practice has expanded to now include the Employee Assistance Program of Health Canada, along with my private practice. Since I am now working in two offices, make sure you confirm the correct address when you make your appointment. for Counsellors/Psychotherapists on the use of therapeutic writing with clients. Each monthly session will include a case presentation, writing exercises and an opportunity to discuss and network. More information.
The Peanut Gallery
I started drawing some cartoons about a year ago - to comment on experiences of 'bad therapy'. Sometimes life gives us material. These drawings will be highlighted a few times in the Trauma and Mental Health Report.