Psychotherapy for Children and Families

I am a Registered Psychotherapist, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapist, and Play Therapist in private practice in southern Ontario, Canada. Serving Toronto and South-Western Ontario.

I specialize in supporting and enhancing attachment in children, bonding in parents, and resolution of early losses, trauma, war trauma and neglect in children. I work with parents, adoptive parents, foster parents, customary care parents and their children. I am a provider through Non-Insured Health Benefits-Mental Health for Indigenous peoples.

Areas of Expertise

  • Attachment disorders and difficultiespapaandbaby
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Early Trauma and Neglect within the Care-giving environment
  • Loss and grief
  • Separation from Care-givers
  • Bonding and Attachment in adoption
  • Bonding and Attachment in foster care
  • Advocacy for Attachment and Bonding
  • Childhood developmental and emotional difficulties
  • War Trauma
  • Treatment of Refugee and Immigrant Trauma
  • Acculturation Difficulties
  • Expert Witness in Attachment, Trauma and Child Development
  • Consulting with schools

Advocacy and Community Work

  • Member of the Developmental Trauma Action Alliance, chair of the Provincial
    Campaign Committee
  • Past President of the Association for Training in the Treatment of Trauma and
    Attachment in Children (ATTACh) Minneapolis MN, and now member of the
    ATTACh Advisory Committee
  • Trainer for the Permanency and Adoption Competency Training (PACT) for the
    Adoption Council of Ontario (ACO)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Adopt4Life, Chair of the Mental Health
    Committee
  • Consultant to Turquoise Mountain, UK, serving Syrian refugees in Jordan and
    other war affected peoples.
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