Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
AREAS OF FOCUS
- Stress, Anxiety, and Depression
- Sexual Identity Development
- Relationship and Family Stress
- Alternative Relationships (non-monogamy, polyamory, relationship anarchy, open relationship, etc.)
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I hold a Master’s degree in Couple and Family Therapy from the University of Guelph, where much of my research focused on the impacts of sexual minority stress on bi/pan/polysexual identity development.
“Healing takes place in the company of others.”
I am a white, queer, cisgender man and settler who works with individuals, couples, and families within the context of their many relationships and broader social systems. My work incorporates an active, curious, and collaborative approach that is inspired by the power of stories and the fundamental role they play in growth and healing. I believe that people themselves are the most qualified agents of change and healing, possessing the knowledge, strength, and determination to transform their lives. I am committed to nurturing spaces that embody safety, compassion, and allyship; placing a high value on the therapeutic relationship as a site for change, healing, and empowerment.
I work from an anti-racist and anti-oppressive framework that views therapy as a space for challenging societal injustice while making visible dominant discourses like whiteness, heteronormativity, colonization, and other forms of oppression. My practice is also trauma and attachment informed, embracing a number of therapeutic modalities including dialogic, solution focused, narrative, and emotionally-focused therapies.