I work with clients collaboratively, and my approach varies depending on the client, their goals for therapy and a variety of other factors. Below is a list of some of the methods I employ, the theories that have influenced my work, and why I love EMDR.


Theoretical Influences

  • Attachment
  • Psychodynamic
  • Family Systems
  • Cognitive Behavioural
  • Feminist Theory
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Eco-psychology
  • Group Process and Psychodrama
  • Neuroscience
  • Life Experience

Why I Love EMDR

I have completed thousands of EMDR sessions with clients and I continue to be amazed at the results. I have the privilege of witnessing my clients heal from difficult and emotionally painful experiences, release ineffective and self-defeating behaviours and beliefs, and develop adaptive self-images and ways of being in the world. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is an evidence-based comprehensive, integrative psychotherapy approach that contains elements of many effective psychotherapies including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, experiential, and body-centered therapies. My first EMDR training was in 1995. Since then I have trained extensively with Maureen Kitchur in the Strategic Developmental Model for EMDR, became a Certified Therapist in EMDR and I regularly attend conferences and advance trainings in EMDR. I have successfully used EMDR psychotherapy with clients dealing with trauma (past and recent), anxiety, social anxiety, bullying, anger, panic, phobia, depression, addictions, attachment and relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, adjustment to disability, and performance enhancement. For more information on EMDR click here to go to my EMDR page.