I am blessed to do work that I love to do, managing a busy practice with over 300 active clients. In addition, I am an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC), and am asked by various organizations to present on empathy, effective listening, the merits of philosophical thinking, authenticity, and the variously normative quest for a good life. Also, I develop coordinated programming with Clinical Psychology and Philosophy at UTSC to facilitate enhanced clinical and research projects.
Within my practice, the therapeutic approach used is not so much positive-thinking based, rather based on values of learning and investigation for the purposes of reflecting and locating individual autonomy and abilities. Because each client is different and has distinct needs, the therapeutic approach is adapted to their individual worldview. I meet you where you are at, and I also nudge and inspire you to better, and better, levels of being and thinking. I value your individual values and, in some cases, help you get clear about what your values are.
My approach acknowledges and works with the current research that verifies the science behind mind-body medicine. For example, I recognize and work with the fact that the body holds trauma until it is released by the body, as well as the mind. And, I recognize that confronting negative core beliefs and thinking patterns can in turn affect emotions and attitudes. So, I work with a number of holistic, psychotherapeutic, and Philosophical Counselling modalities to bring about authentic and deep change.