Specializing in Relationships:
Couples, Family Members, Business Partners, Individuals
Adult family members
MY TREATMENT APPROACH
Currently, my practice focuses primarily on relationship pairs and how communications in these relationships can lead to conflict or understanding. In session, conflict invariably arises, creating an opportunity for in vivo, direct feedback and, as a result, often transformative insights for clients in the moment. Treatment can be time-limited, open-ended, or sporadic, depending on the needs of relationship. The work is intensive and productive; sessions are rarely uneventful. I also work well with individuals, primarily on issues of adjustment, loss, and transition, often involving relationship struggles and changing personal relational patterns.
Some of my most rewarding work has been with couples handling infidelity, co-parenting, considering separation, or divorcing. I have also enjoyed working with adult parent-child pairs and business partners to find ways of communicating feelings that might seem out of place but are causing immense difficulty in their interactions. I find the dynamic between two people infinitely interesting, easily observable, and practically very changeable. My direct and relaxed style helps people feel comfortable quickly. I believe that humor, empathy, and true collaboration are indispensable tools to successful work together.
I earned my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and masters degrees (Master of Arts, Master of Science, Master of Philosophy) at Columbia University in the City of New York. I trained at Manhattan Psychiatric Center for my clinical internship and externship. I have ten years' experience seeing individuals, couples, and groups in a therapy setting. In addition to my private practice, I am currently on faculty with the Self-Development Lab in the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, where I teach modules on giving and receiving feedback, difficult conversations, and group dynamics.