March 26, 2020

Queer and trans communities often experience high degrees of interpersonal conflict, violence, and fragmented relationships. I am coining the term "Psychosocial Abuse&qu...

February 22, 2016

What Is Trauma?

People often think of trauma as related to a physically violent event that is most likely life threatening. When we look at trauma in emotional health terms, w...

December 4, 2015

Many of us come from trauma histories that are often psychological and emotional in nature. 

We have yet to come across a way of defining how it is we deserve to be treated...

February 20, 2015


How many people know exactly what CBT is? Can you tell me what that stands for?


It's Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. No, not the other CBT...


Essentially what it means is inc...

November 7, 2014


What is Transgender grief?


Our social spheres online and in real time are deluged with accounts and experiences of parental grief at a transgender child coming out, at a par...

October 10, 2014


What exactly does self-compassion mean?


You'd be surprised at how many of us have never given thought to understanding the concept of self compassion - that is - the practic...

October 2, 2014

Check out the LGBTQ Parenting Connection for resources on queer and trans parenting, adoption, provider directories, assisted reproductive services, links, and more!

October 1, 2014


Many individuals have never been to see a psychotherapist before and are not sure what the process looks like, and what the benefits may be. Even if you have been to therapy...

April 15, 2014


Depression is one of the more commonly named mental health concerns individuals may have. Usual statistics indicate in the general population here in North America (aka Turt...

April 8, 2014


The following is an excerpt from an original piece published as a Chapter in LGBTQ People And Social Work: Intersectional Perspectives by Canadian Scholar's Press  in fall 2...

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A Registered Social Worker in Toronto practising psychotherapy. Specializing in: Addiction Recovery, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Trauma Informed, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Anti-Racist/Anti-Oppressive therapy, Anxiety, Depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Complex Trauma issues, & LGBTQ positive therapy.