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A Strategic Approach to the Mechanics of Mind

"And you pick whatever lock is presented to you.

And once one lock is picked,

all the other locks become vulnerable."

Milton H. Erickson


I have been in practice for the last 20+ years and have helped some with severe difficulties, especially those that did not respond to traditional psychotherapy. My work, oriented to personality restructuring, a brief therapy model with a Jungian orientation, has been featured in the media and at professional and academic conferences. I am a published author, a co-founder of the Milton H. Erickson Institute of Toronto, and was a senior consultant at the 2015 TED talks in British Columbia.

If your extended health benefits cover the services of a Registered Social Worker my work may be fully or partly covered. In that case, you would pay me directly and submit my receipt for reimbursement. I have offices in North York and Downtown Toronto and often work online.

Looking for psychotherapy services conducted in Chinese? I can provide a referral.


Is my work right for you?

Only if you are looking to achieve personality restructuring relative to a mental health difficulty or, otherwise, targeting specific personal or professional goals. I do targeted work, usually a series of weekly sessions targeting specific outcomes. I practice brief therapy.

Not a good fit, if you are seeking services as part of a MVA benefit, a disability benefit, require custody evaluation or any court-mandated service, potentially require an expert witness down the line for any reason. Not a good fit if you are looking for or need somebody knowledgeable about Trans issues, gender theories or working with substance abuse. Also, I am not taking on cases that involve serious difficulties with emotional modulation or crisis counselling as my schedule sometimes requires last minute cancellations or re-scheduling. I do not do couples therapy or family therapy, at this time. Also, I do not work with children.

Please note:  now that I am older and semi-retired, I work very part-time with those who seem a good fit for my approach, otherwise I refer elsewhere. You can get a feel for my work and approach on this website. Sometimes I have a waiting list.

Please note: I am a Registered Social Worker, not a Registered Psychotherapist. Best to check whether my services as a social worker are covered by your extended health benefits.  Also, PLEASE NOTE: clients will be asked to pay for a session before the session occurs, in a direct payment via interac. Unfortunately, I am not set up to accept payment by credit card.

Should we talk further? Before we talk, please listen to a tape I made with more information about my work. You find that link here. To be in touch, we can connect on the phone but you might send an email, as well, to be sure I get your message in a timely way! The next step would then be a telephone conversation to get a better feel whether my work is for you.

HOT OFF THE PRESS! For more information, click on the covers below to follow the link!

Watch the video here.

Adult coloring books that teach you about the psychology and worldview of Carl Jung from my Jung@Heart series! Also, my newest adult coloring books teach mindfulness meditation and teach young people how to cultivate better habits!

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