My work is heavily influenced from both systemic (looking at all the systems currently impacting your life) and a psycho-dynamic perspective, which in the simplest of terms means that our behaviors and feelings as an adult are based on our childhood experiences. In our work together, we will investigate patterns from your childhood and the role they play now; make sense of your relationships, and how you see and experience the world around you.
I have been working in the mental health field for over 27 years. During this time, I have enjoyed working with young children, adolescents, adults, couples and families on a variety of topics, from depression and anxiety, health and eating concerns, trauma, sexual and identity issues, and relationship concerns. My doctoral dissertation was on pedophilia and as such, I have worked extensively with both perpetrators and survivors of sexual abuse/assault.
Another area of interest in my work has been with persons from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds; I have lived in another country and I identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community, which provides me an inside perspective into some of the nuances that come along with being part of a marginalized group. I have experience working with persons struggling with addiction issues; whether the addiction is food, alcohol, drugs, pornography, or another substance or activity.
At the root of all my work is social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion for all.