Qualification &Experience 

My qualification and experience are:

Since 2002, I have provided therapy, counselling, life coaching and support services to individuals, couples, families, groups, and organizations in a variety of clinical and community-based settings.

In 2015, I opened a private practice in Scarborough, serving Toronto, Scarborough, North York, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Stouffville, Ajax, Pickering, Whitby, Oshawa, etc. 

SPECIALTIES:

  • Survivors of trauma, post-traumatic and chronic-pain issues, abuse, violence.
  • Adults and adolescents suffering with depression, distress, addiction, anger, anxiety, ADHD, multi-cultural transition and adjustment issues, financial and spiritual concerns and work/life balance.
  • Adults, adolescents and children seeking to improve confidence, self-esteem, life skills with stressful situations and interpersonal relationships, including family and marital counselling.
  • Families experiencing child and/or adolescent conflicts, transition and adjustment issues.
  • ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION:

    Masters Certificate in Therapy Faculty of Social Work/ University of Toronto, ON -- 2016 

    Master of Religious Education   Toronto School of Theology/University of Toronto  ON -- 2015

    BEd University of Toronto/OISE, ON -- 1998       Guidance and Career Counselling,  Specialist 2008 Guidance and Career Counselling, Intermediate 2007    Guidance and Career Counselling, Beginner  2004

    RELATED EXPERIENCE:

    Therapist and Life Skills Coach

    BASI Therapy and Counselling

    Therapist/Chaplain

    Seniors in Hospice care and residing in supportive facilities.

    Therapist/Chaplain

    Toronto East Detention Centre

    Provide Therapy service and support to adult inmates in a correctional facility

    Special Education Teacher

    provided therapy,  guidance and career counselling  and support to students with a wide range of need

    including ADHD, ODD, PDD. ASD, Autism, social - emotional (behaviour ) challenged,

    Registered Psychotherapist/Counsellor/Guidance and Career Counsellor/Life Coach

    BASI Counselling & Therapy, Scarborough & Markham, ON -- (1998 - Present)


    Working private practice.

    Therapist/Chaplain

    One Church  2014    

    Therapist/Chaplain

    Toronto East Detention Centre

    Therapist/Chaplain
     Toronto, ON -- (1997 - 1998)
    Conducting individual, marital and family therapy, and co-facilitating a large support group of adult psychiatric out-patients.

    Special Education Teacher
    Toronto Catholic Board of Education, ON -- (1996 - 1996)
    Providing short-term counselling for students and their families with issues related to school performance, behaviour and social/psychological needs.

    THERAPY APPROACH:

    • Providing psychotherapy, and family & couple therapy, utilizing the following therapeutic interventions: CBT, Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focused, Psychoeducational, Coaching and Family System.
    • Utilizing a holistic approach by integrating the physical, emotional, intellectual, inter-personal and spiritual aspects of the personality.
    • Facilitating self-understanding, problem-solving and exploring ones full potential.

    PROFESSIONAL ADVANCEMENT:

    • Psychiatric Mental Health and ADHD training at The Scarborough Hospital: Child and Adolescent Mental Health Clinic, under the supervision of a psychiatrist/ADHD specialist - from 1998 - 1999 (full time position).
    • ADHD and related disorders work shops at The Scarborough Hospital: General Division.
    • Addiction training, University of Guelph, 2004.
    • CBT training workshop by Dr. Zindel Segal, 2001.
    • Life Coaching workshop by Dr. Patrick Williams.
    • Institute for Life Coaching Training, 2002.

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION:

    College of Psychotherapist of Ontario

    Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychotherapists and Psychotherapists

    Canadian Association of Marriage and Family Therapists

    Canadian  Council of Professional Certification, Global

    Ontario School Counsellors Association

    BOOK YOUR APPOINTMENT

    Call 647-467-7133