Gay transmasc therapist offering trauma informed embodied psychotherapy and hypnotherapy; supporting folks who can’t say no, need to keep busy, have intimacy problems, depression, anxiety, or have experienced childhood sexual abuse. I specialize in supporting empaths, creative people, LGBTQ questioning, transgender and non-binary folks. We work collaboratively in a creative, relational and body expressive style, supporting breath and embodied spaciousness, working with what we are able to sense in the present moment. This is a kink, sex & sex worker positive practice.
Do you feel disconnected, overwhelmed, confused, alone and unsupported?
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 live, rather than survive.
Can you imagine what would it feel like to get off that hamster wheel of repeating thoughts and behaviours, to take a moment for yourself ?
My style is relational, client driven, supportive, trauma informed, held within a safe container that we build together. I work grounded in ‘beginner’s mind,’ where I bring my natural openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions.
We don’t always need to talk; we work creatively, developing new insights from different perspectives. Examples include using art, freeform doodling, playing with clay, 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.
I have been a member of the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH) as a certified hypnotherapist since 2004 and a student member of the Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT) since 2018. I am a Pre-licenced professional, preparing for Qualifying status as a Psychotherapist.
Appointments in Person and Online
I offer in-person appointments Mondays and Saturdays at Danforth and Pape. Throughout the week I offer online appointments during the daytime and most evenings, including Mondays and Saturdays.
Book your appointment or a free consult :
I am constantly re-evaluating in person sessions due to the changing infection rates, following advice from the local, provincial and federal health as well as the latest CRPO recommendations. Currently I have disabled clients ability to book in person sessions from the portal as I wish to touch base prior to booking, weighing up the risks for and against at that time. You may still book online sessions or a short consult here :
For questions or to schedule your free 20 minute phone consult
Text preferred to calls 647-746-8919
Sessions are preferred by eTransfer to firstname.lastname@example.org
Credit card payment can be arranged on request, with some conditions.
I do not provide crisis support or drop-in therapy services. If you are in crisis call the confidential 24 hour help lines of the Gerstein Crisis Centre (416) 929-5200, the Toronto Distress Centre 416-408-4357 or text 741741 (2am-2pm). Trans Life Line support 11am – 5am EST 1-877-330-6366
If you do not feel safe and require immediate intervention, call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency department.