Welcome. I am a psychoanalyst, clinical psychologist and author. I maintain a full-time private practice in psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy in downtown Toronto. I work with all age groups and recommend an initial consultation for all new patients. As an analyst, I believe that we are all affected by unconscious processes of which we are not fully aware. My thinking has been largely influenced and informed by the teachings of Freud and Lacan. This means that I focus my attention on language and a particular way of listening to what is said in the therapeutic context of each session. My work also assumes an ethical approach that focuses on the singularity of each case.
As a result of my ongoing work as clinical consultant at Wellspring, a centre for cancer patients and their families, I have particular expertise in the areas of bereavement and psychosocial oncology. In this field, I work with individuals diagnosed with cancer and their partners, as well as children and their families.
I also provide both individual and group supervision from a psychoanalytic perspective to clinical practitioners. Based on a careful listening of the material and a discussion of transference issues, I help explore the current situation in light of the underlying questions, ensuring an ethical and effective handling of the case.
Over the past number of years, I have become increasingly interested in interdisciplinary work between psychoanalysis and the arts, as I feel there is much to be gained by a cross-fertilization of ideas. One of my particular interests is the way in which the psychoanalytic act intersects with that of the creative act. Another area of interest is the overlap between the science of psychoanalytic theory and its complement in the savoir-faire of treatment.
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