Hello. I'm a registered psychotherapist and a psychoanalyst in Toronto. This is where you'll find information about the services I offer and how they may help you.
You have a life and a history that are unique and psychotherapy can shed light on them and make them more meaningful. Psychotherapy helps you discover who you are and what--of who you are--you can and want to change… Read more
Most often, people seek psychotherapy to treat depression, grief, and/or anxiety. Sometimes, the motivation has less to do with a need to "fix" something and more with a wish to gain a deeper meaning… Read more
Built on trust and confidentiality, psychoanalysis uncovers the histories every one of us carries, emotionally and psychologically. Patience, compassion, and genuine curiosity are key to psychoanalysis… Read more
I have been in private practice in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis in Toronto since the mid 90s. After a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Toronto, I began my training at the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis… Read more
For the last few years, and alongside my clinical practice, I have been working on a book-length manuscript titiled "Finding Winnicott." The text bridges the divide between two strains in psychoanalysis typically seen as antithetical to one another: the British object-relations school of Winnicott and his "middle group" and the French stream of theorizing typified by Deleuze & Guattari, deeply critical of Freud and yet thoroughly shaped by him. Key here is Winnicott's category of the found object and its associated ideas of play and transitional space which, curiously enough, find their echoes in Deleuze & Guattari's notions of desiring-machine, becoming, milieu.
The echoes between Winnicott and Deleuze & Guattari redefine psychoanalysis as a science of the in-between. This redefinition picks up on a tradition that extends back to ancient Rome with Galen (the neutrum as intermediate state between health and illness), through the Middle Ages with Bonaventure (the aevum as a time between the eternal and the worldly), and down to the 20th century with Freud (the interregnum as drive, dream, transference). In "Finding Winnicott," I develop these ideas and trace their clinical implications. The following parts are polished enough I am quite happy to forward you a copy should you want it:Finding Winnicott 1: Preliminaries
- Finding Objects
- “The Whole Cultural Field”
- Series Producing
- Series Touching
- Series Sliding
- The Irrelevance of Psychoanalysis
- The Psychoanalysis of Irrelevance
- Useful resources on PTSD and Trauma
- Martha Graham on The Life-Force of Creativity and the Divine Dissatisfaction of Being an Artist
- Read this If You're Skeptical About Psychotherapy...
- Now Antidepressant-Induced Chronic Depression Has a Name: Tardive Dysphoria
- Does psychoanalysis have a role in modern mental health care? Listen to ABC/s All in the Mind to find out
- When Do Babies Start Making Jokes?
- 15 Mind-Blowing Films Influenced by Psychoanalysis
- Surveys reveal that the public associates mental illness with violent crime – Claudia Hammond exposes the myth
- Disease is just one of the ways we ascribe meaning to suffering: Metaphors and medically unexplained symptoms
- It turns out Mindfulness therapy no better than active control for depression relapse prevention
- Worth reading: Riccardo Lombardi's Few or Thousands of Theories in Psychoanalysis? The Dark Night of the Soul and the Body
- Statistical Spin: Linguistic Obfuscation—The Art of Overselling the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Evidence Base
Dick and Woody on psychooanalysis:
Sherry Turkle on "Whither Psychoanalysis in Digital Culture?"
On Julia Kristeva's couch:
John Cleese on creativity, play, humour: