I am a psychiatrist in the community whose practice is devoted exclusively to Family Psychotherapy, Marital & Couples Psychotherapy, and Family-Focused Nutritional Psychiatry.
I have developed a particular expertise in working with couples who are healthcare professionals, including physicians. My other areas of interest include work with blended families, coparenting alliances and family psychoeducation around major mental illness.
My areas of specific interest and expertise include:
- Effective communication and marital negotiation strategies
- Challenges presented by blended families
- Emotional sequelae of family separation and divorce
- Co-parenting alliances
- Family psycho-education around major mental illness
- Families including one or more health care professionals
- Family strategies to promote general health in the areas of nutrition, movement and exercise
Initial consultation appointments can be made directly with me. The initial consultation may require 2 or 3 sessions. The sessions are 50 minutes in duration.
Regarding the initial consultation appointments only, for any appointment which I have confirmed with you by email, my cancellation policy is as follows: If you are not able to attend this confirmed appointment, and I am unable to fill the time, you would be required to pay the full fee for the missed appointment before I would reschedule this appointment.
Beyond the initial consultation, there are further policies with which you can familiarize yourself by reading the attached PDF document below entitled Information Sheet to All Patients (document must be opened using Adobe Acrobat). During the initial consultation period, I will review this document with you in detail and you will have the opportunity to clarify, question or comment on it at that time.
Email Communication Guidelines
Due to the potentially insecure nature of e-mail communication, I do not wish to use email as a means of communication with the public or patients regarding questions or issues of a clinical nature. E-mail communications regarding such matters will not be responded to and will be discarded unread.
E-mail communications will be used only to book or cancel appointments.
If you wish to contact me regarding clinical questions or issues, this will occur during in-office meetings only.
When we meet face-to-face, my services are covered entirely by OHIP. However, there may be charges to you directly based on the policies outlined in the Patient Information Sheet. Please note that you must open the attachment with Adobe Acrobat.
Patients may be referred by other health professionals or self-refer by contacting me directly. However, if the referring source or clinician is unknown to me, I will generally request that I receive information from a clinician introducing you and outlining the reason for the referral. I begin with an assessment generally requiring 1 to 3 sessions.
Unfortunately, I cannot provide my services in any other language but English. However, I welcome patients whose first language is not English but who have a suffiicient command of English.
My office is located in the Beaches area of East Toronto. Details about how to access the office will be provided to you by e-mail prior to your first visit. There is an entry code which will be provided when your appointment is confirmed.
|07:30 – 08:20||07:30 – 08:20||07:30 – 08:20|
|08:20 – 09:10||08:20 – 09:10||08:20 – 09:10|
|09:10 – 10:00||09:10 – 10:00||09:10 – 10:00|
|10:00 – 10:50||10:00 – 10:50||10:00 – 10:50|
|10:50 – 11:40||10:50 – 11:40||10:50 – 11:40|
|11:40 – 12:30||11:40 – 12:30||11:40 – 12:30|
|All my sessions are 50min in length.|
Until further notice, all sessions will be conducted by videoconference over the Ontario Telemedicine Network.
The appointments which appear on the schedule (with the green background) are the only appointments I offer. I do not provide my service outside of these indicated hours.
Please understand that this table is only a template. Therefore, the option to book online appointments through this website is not available. Appointments will be confirmed by email.