We can all benefit from psychotherapy at some point in our life whether to learn how to effectively cope with our difficulties or to better understand ourselves in order to achieve our full potential. Taking the first step in seeking therapy can be intimidating, I can help you by providing a safe, compassionate and confidential space for personal expression and growth and building with you a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust. During the first sessions, we will work collaboratively to better understand your struggles, identify your strengths, and determine therapeutic strategies and goals tailored to your needs.
In my practice, I work in English, French and Arabic with adults, adolescents, and couples experiencing a wide range of psychological difficulties such as depression, grief and loss, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem related difficulties, cross-cultural struggles and relational challenges. I also help individuals and couples dealing with fertility and perinatal related difficulties.
My main clinical approach is psychodynamic/psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I also incorporate techniques from others therapies such as cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT), mindfulness, and the humanistic approach.
I have completed my doctoral degree in clinical psychology (Psy. D.) at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM). My research focus was on understanding runaway behaviour in group-homes through in-depth interviews with adolescents with the aim of enhancing child protection services intervention. Since 2008, I have worked in different clinical settings such as outpatient clinics and psychiatric hospital units where I provided psychological assessments as well as individual and group therapy. I have also coached family medicine residents to enhance their therapeutic alliance with their patients and strengthen their knowledge of psychology.
I am a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario and l’Ordre des Psychologues du Québec since 2014. I am also a member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS).