I obtained my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and my undergraduate degree in Psychology from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. I have acquired my professional license as a clinical psychologist in both Illinois and Ontario. In addition to private practice I have provided psychotherapy in the U.S. and Canada across different settings including university counseling centers, outpatient clinics, as well as community mental health centers.
Across all therapeutic modalities I aim to maintain a safe space, which allows both therapist and client to collaborate and engage in natural conversation. I believe it is through these interactions where a relationship can be developed and certain insights come to light. In our work together, clients are able to learn more about their relational patterns, both through the experience of retelling their stories as well as firsthand within therapeutic interactions. As these insights provide opportunity for better understanding of current difficulties, ultimately, meaningful and empowered change can be pursued.
Apart from various theoretical approaches, I believe that art and pop culture highlight themes that people resonate with in therapy and welcome the opportunity to integrate some of these unifying themes in our work together if that is something you possibly connect with. See examples here.
Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, awarded August 2008
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, awarded August 2011
In practice since 2010
Licensed in Ontario 2012
Licensed in Illinois 2013