ABOUT ME

With over 30 years experience and training in psychotherapy, I have incorporated valuable insights and a number of approaches and tools into my practice of psychotherapy.  I completed a 6-year graduate degree with a full research thesis in Clinical Psychology in Germany, evaluated as equivalent to a Master’s Degree by the University of Toronto. After moving to Canada I continued my training with a two year internship in psychotherapy and pursued many further training opportunities and internships in various approaches to psychotherapy.

I have presented numerous workshops and conducted groups on stress management, body image and disordered eating, healthy relationships and conflict resolution.  I am trained in family mediation and marriage and family therapy. I participated in a major research project on relational therapy and have co-authored a peer reviewed article on that research.

As an immigrant I am sensitive to issues facing all newcomers to Canada.  I speak fluent German as well as English and a little French. I have worked in non-profit agencies, running women’s groups and providing supervision to the front-line staff in a women’s shelter.  I have served on the Board of the Ontario Association of Interval and Transition Houses, advocating for services for abused women and their children.  I have also been a long-standing member of the Ontario Association of Counsellors, Consultants, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP). Since 1998 I  work full-time as a psychotherapist in a major Toronto hospital, continuing my private practice on a part-time basis.

I hold a status appointment with the University of Toronto, Department of Psychiatry, for supervision in marriage and couples therapy.

Affiliations:

  • Founding member of Aquility, Centre for Empowerment, Transformation and Growth www.aquility.ca
  • Certified member of OACCPP   oaccpp.ca
  • Registered Psychotherapist   College of Registered Psychotherapists Ontario (crpo.ca)