It is often said that suffering is part of the human condition. We all, at some point in our lives, confront difficult challenges; we all go through times when physical pain rises, and motivation drops; when our deepest fears, insecurities, and anxieties surface and seem to gain control of our thoughts and actions, while our talents, strengths, and values fade out of focus and out of reach. We may be flooded with unwanted and worrisome thoughts; feel lonely and isolated from others; become increasingly disorganized and unproductive; and develop difficulties sleeping, concentrating, and finding fulfillment in life.
If you are currently struggling with some of these difficulties, know that what you are experiencing comes with being human. But equally important, know that in your suffering, there is also the promise of change. The darkest periods in life are by definition temporary. And by developing new means of coping with life’s challenges and new ways of relating to your painful thoughts and feelings, you can not only find relief sooner, but also develop long-term resilience to distress.
With this in mind, I work collaboratively with my clients to identify the factors that trigger and maintain their difficulties, and to develop new skills for reducing distress and building psychological resilience. My therapeutic style is warm, non-judgmental, and solution-focused. My primary practice areas include assessment and treatment of ADHD, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), fear and anxiety disorders, and depression.
Over the course of six years of master’s and doctoral work in clinical psychology, I have developed excellence in delivering scientifically supported interventions, grounded in the principles of cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT). My research has been published in several peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Frontiers of Human Neuroscience, The Psychological Record, and The Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology. I have also served as a sessional lecture in Cognitive Psychology at Concordia University. And I work as a consultant for two non-profit social service organizations, where I develop mental health support programs for vulnerable populations.