About Me

 I  have been committed to the understanding of human beings since 1974. As  a young child I knew that I wanted to be a Social  Worker/Psychotherapist and work therapeutically with people. My career  started at the Jewish Community Centre of Greater Toronto as a Special  Needs Co-ordinator. In the six years at that agency, I worked in Special  Needs and Camping and had, by the end of my tenure, run the Community  and Family Services Departments at both the Downtown Branch and the  Valley Branch of the JCC. As I was finalizing my Masters Degree and  growing a new family (my son was 8 weeks old when I graduated, my  daughter born two years later), I began my career as a Social Worker at  Jewish Family and Child Services of Greater Toronto. In my 21 year  tenure I worked with Special Needs children, the LGBT Community, I was a  generic Social Worker, supervised students, ran groups and finally  ended my career as the Manager of the Downtown Branch of the Agency. I  have had much experience in dealing with many areas of Social Work and  Clinical Practice. My many years in the community, also allow me to have  extensive practical knowledge of resources and programs for persons  with mental health issues. 

 

I  did my undergraduate Specialized Honours Degree in Psychology at York  University with my second year at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. I  completed my Masters in Clinical Psychology at the Adler School of  Professional Psychology in Chicago in 1994. I have been in private  practice since 1992. I am now in full time private practice as of May  2013.  

During  my last 21 years, I have had specialized training in the following  areas: Trauma Certificate Level 1, Woman Abuse Training, Addictions and  Relapse Prevention Training, CBT training, Short Term Solution Focused  Therapy, Mindfulness CBT Training, LGBT and Transgender Training Level 1  and 2, Life Skills Coach Level 1, and ongoing consultation and training  from several Psychiatrists in the area of Mental Health Disorders. I am  also committed to ongoing training and development in my field by  continuously upgrading my skills through attendance at workshops,  seminars and conferences.