My secret talent:
I love making desserts from my childhood. Favourites include “lokshen kugel”, a classic Jewish dessert, and “pouding chômeur”, a classic Québécois dessert.
What’s it like to be in a room with me?
I offer clients a calm, non-judgmental, supportive, and informative space to explore the challenges that bring them to therapy, understand where they are getting stuck, experiment with new skills, and make thoughtful decisions and actions in the direction of key personal values.
What’s my non-negotiable when it comes to taking care of my own mental health?
Self-care, for me, is practising the tools I recommend in therapy, like holding my painful thoughts and feelings lightly, and acting towards values I hold close to my heart.
My life motto:
“So it is that the [person] who is open and resonant to the lives of others is himself the recipient of a variegated and expanded life experience. This is no small reward, that our inner world becomes enlivened and enriched by our relationships with so many different human beings in so many different life situations” (Helen Harris Perlman)