Psychologist, Supervised Practice
Therapy begins with the development of a warm, supportive working relationship between therapist and client. During the first visit, I listen to the successes and challenges my clients are facing. After making sure I understand a client’s situation, I use my training, experience, and the client’s input to derive an evidence-based explanation for their struggles. I then begin treatment using only evidence-based interventions. Treatment will involve therapy, education, exercises, and other work on both the parts of the therapist and client. I am eclectic and flexible in my therapeutic approach operating from a foundation in cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). My other approaches include acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and mindfulness-based interventions.
I obtained my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in research psychology from the University of Toronto, and Carleton University, respectively. I then obtained my doctoral degree in child clinical neuropsychology from York University. I have trained across a variety of settings including hospital, community, and private practice settings. I have presented psychology research at over 15 national and international academic conferences. I have published research in the Journal of Personality and Individual Differences and the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. My research has focused generally on the intellectual and social functioning of older youth with ADHD, autism, or head injuries.