Our lives can sometimes be filled pleasure and wonder, but they can also be filled with turmoil and pain. Problems can arise that lead to anxiety, depression, or other symptoms that affect daily living. My desire is to not only help you live, but to thrive. If your experiences have made life challenging, be comforted that there is hope. We’ll work together toward a path of healing that is creative, unique, and right for you.
The first thing I want to tell my clients is that it’s ok to be shameless.
What we carry with us is often burdened under the weight of shame. This can make it challenging to open up and talk about our thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Especially difficult aspects to discuss are sexuality & intimacy. Whether it be about our mental health, relationships, or overall well-being, the stigma attached to discussing our intimate lives can often render us mute. Anxiety, depression, and other life concerns can also manifest in our intimate realms. Fear of embarrassment, judgement, or even reprisal often quashes our curiosity or need to manage various aspects of our lives. Sometimes it can be challenging to find someone to talk to about the most intimate details that are affecting our physical and mental health. I’m here to listen and to offer you space free from shame or judgement.
I have a focus in sex therapy, yet I am also happy to work with clients who are looking for ways to address other issues affecting their lives.From concerns over anxieties, life transitions, identity, desire, trust, relationships, intimacy, pleasure, communication, or esteem, we'll work together to create a path toward happiness and healing.
I consider myself an ‘eclectic’ therapist, which means I take ideas and techniques from various therapeutic modalities and use what I believe will work best for the client. I borrow heavily from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which is based on the concept that a a full, rich, and meaningful life means experiencing the broad range of emotion, from ‘good’ to ‘bad’. It's how we address and manage these emotions that can sometimes cause us problems. Rather than try to suppress or eliminate certain emotions, we'll work to discover new ways to be with them.
My journey toward becoming a therapist has been a long one, sown with valuable experiences and education, a mixture of the awful and the amazing. As such, I do not subscribe to pathologizing a person’s experiences. My passion lies with helping others safely navigate what is happening in their lives and working toward a healthy understanding of who they are. In our sessions, you will have permission to share, question, and learn while we collaborate on you becoming the best version of yourself.
As I continue grow as a therapist, I am mindful of the privileges that have been afforded to me. I am looking forward to learning about experiences, cultures, and identities different to mine and recognize that external barriers are in place for many. As such, I work within a feminist and anti-oppressive framework, and am actively engaged in social justice work. I am part of the queer community, and am sexwork-, polyam-, and kink-friendly.
UPDATE: My new private practice is now up and running, and sessions can be booked directly online via my Jane calendar. Virtual sessions commence in October 2022, and in-person sessions will follow shortly after that (in downtown Toronto, west end). For prospective new clients, please book a free consultation first to see if we’d make a good fit.
Rates for an individual, 50-minute session is $150 (I do have a sliding scale wait list. Please contact me if you would like to be added to this list).
Many insurance policies cover psychotherapy. It’s always worth checking with your provider. I'm a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
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