I’m from Montreal, Quebec.
I've had the benefit of working with all slices of society. I've been a swim instructor helping adults to feel more confident and conquer their fear of water and a camp counselor, helping teenagers express their feelings and challenges. I've also worked as an educator for developmentally-disabled clients in residential treatment.
At the same time, I have a substantial background in the arts. For more than ten years, I worked on stage as a performer as well as backstage as a technician, stage manager and lighting designer. I've worked on festivals, I've been the Marketing Director of several theater production companies, and I toured the country with the Cirque du Soleil for several years before settling in San Francisco.
Academically, I completed a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychotherapy with an emphasis on Somatics from the California Institute of Integral Studies. This allowed me to open my private practice as a psychotherapist.
During my 4-year internship, I enjoyed providing psychotherapy at the Center for Somatic Psychotherapy, a low-fee clinic that specializes in body-oriented, psychodynamic, and developmental approaches.
In the community, I've worked with disfranchised families at The Seneca Center/SF Connections, creating service plans that build upon the strengths and resources unique to each child, family and community. I’ve also worked at San Quentin State Prison, where I provided psychotherapy to inmates.
In addition to being a counselor in private practice, I also supervise MFT associates and trainees and I offer workshops at the California Institute of Integral Studies.
Over time, I’ve successfully helped clients dealing with numerous issues like anxiety, phobias, depression, addictions, compulsive behaviors, relationship issues, codependency, sexuality, gender and/or LGBTQI issues, parenting, adoption, fostering, immigration, creativity, existential/spiritual questions, bereavement, and vocational concerns.