Trauma Recovery

I am a clinical member for the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies and the International Association for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and formally the Deputy Clinic Head of the Psychological Trauma Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. 

I have expertise in the assessment and treatment of severe complex psychological trauma. This includes persistently severe posttraumatic stress disorders, dissociative disorders (such as “multiple personality disorder”) and trauma-related borderline personality disorder, as well as ancillary psychological and behaviour disturbances that are often the sequela of prolonged traumatic experiences such as substance abuse, self-harm and suicidality, depression, violent behaviour, and a tendency to be involved in abusive or otherwise self-destructive relationships. 

Following a comprehensive assessment, and using a stage model of treatment, patients learn how to escape patterns of self-harm and instability, reduce trauma symptoms (such as flashbacks), obtain greater integration in identity and behaviour, and make a recovery from their traumatic past so they can live more effectively in the present.

180 Bloor St. West, Suite 1105, Toronto, ON, M5S 2V6 • Tel: 416.929.2968 • Fax: 416.907.9181 • Email