The Covid-19 pandemic is creating havoc with our nervous systems, often triggering old traumas up to the surface. Spending so much time without community and nature is negatively affecting everyone’s mental health. Many of us are clenching our jaws, noticing time seems distorted and our productivity plummeted. We may find ourselves with chronically tight shoulders and neck from too much online time and too many unknowns weighing us down.
All of this is piling on top of existing earlier traumas and stresses; growing up with traumatic events, even the smaller -t traumas, can result in us feeling like we are not good enough; we try to please others, can’t say no, often to our own detriment. You survived the past by creatively adapting your behaviour, and now you’re feeling a yearning to thrive, rather than survive.
I specialize in supporting empaths, creative people, LGBTQ+ transgender, non-binary and questioning folks. Supporting folks who can’t say no, have intimacy problems, depression, anxiety, and those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.
We work collaboratively in a creative, relational and body expressive style. Together we slow down, working with what we are able to sense in each moment. We develop our therapeutic alliance, gradually build trust and support. I walk beside you as you naturally shift into a more aware sense of self, with more spaciousness, a more of a natural way of being. We don’t always need to talk! We work creatively using art, doodling, exploring body movement and sounds. We develop trust in our own intuition, creating inspired metaphors to explore more deeply. Using the space of the room and our own bodies we can experience relationships in a new more embodied way.
As a gay transmasc therapist, I offer a trauma informed, holistic psychotherapy and hypnotherapy services, in a kink and sex positive space. I work grounded in ‘beginner’s mind,’ where I bring my natural openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions.
Are you ready to experience yourself being deeply seen and heard?
I do not provide crisis support or drop-in therapy services. If you are in crisis call the confidential help lines below.
If you do not feel safe and require immediate intervention, call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.
Gerstein Crisis Centre (416) 929-5200
Toronto Distress Centre 416-408-4357 or text 741741 (2am-2pm)
National Indian Residential School Crisis Line (24/7): 1-866-925-4419
Anishnawbe Health 24/7 Mental Health Crisis Management Service:1-855-242-3310
Talk 4 Healing for Indigenous Women: 1-855-554-HEAL
Toronto Rape Crisis Centre / Multicultural Women Against Rape: 416-597-8808
Assaulted Women’s Helpline: Toll Free 1-866-863-0511, TTY 1-866-863-7868
Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse:1-866-887-0015
Trans Life Line: 1-877-330-6366
LGBTQ+ Youthline: 1-800- 268-9688
Connex Addiction / Mental Health / Gambling:1-866-531-2600
Good2Talk Post-Secondary Line: 1-866-925-5454
Black Youth Helpline: 416-285-9944