I believe effective therapy is like planting a tree. First, the therapist provides the seeds and when there is a connection, the client’s goals take root, and desired outcomes sprout up, then effective treatment planning naturally unfolds to ensure flourishing results.
Through my work and life experience, I have developed a sensitivity to a variety of ethnicities, ages, genders and stages of life. As a senior therapist, I can relate to life’s struggles which cause emotional pain and a desire for change.
I have enjoyed working cross-culturally in the United States and Canada for almost 20 years; and feel honoured to have crafted a “clinical tool box” for helping people make changes that have improved their emotional, mental and relational quality of their lives.
Education and Training
I consider myself a lifelong learner. Over the years, I have gained wisdom from life experience, insight as well as perspective from numerous clients, and knowledge and skills from my many mentors, professors and colleagues.
My formal education includes a doctorate degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University Twin Cities in Minnesota, and a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School in Toronto. Obtaining dual degrees has enhanced my knowledge of therapy and broadened my skillset.