I am a clinical and rehabilitation psychologist who has been assessing and treating individuals, couples, and families for over 35 years.
I deal with a wide range of mental health concerns which include: anxiety and mood disorders; relationship issues; dissociative disorders; impulse control disorders; personality disorders; psychosis and other types of thinking disorders; employment difficulties; adjustment-related concerns; posttraumatic stress disorders; chronic health and pain concerns; obsessive/compulsive difficulties; substance use issues; and life development difficulties including deteriorating health and changes in brain functioning as a result of a brain disorder or injury.
We work towards enabling you to understand better and thereby manage such challenges.
I conduct clinical assessments and psychotherapy. I am the one who will be seeing you for your evaluation and treatment. My clinical work is longer-term, insight-oriented, solution-focused psychotherapy. My theoretical approach focuses on how to help you better understand the underlying source of your concerns and develop concrete strategies on how to manage such problems more adaptively. Our work together is designed to enable you to become more aware of your inner strength and resilience. We do this by creating a safe space where you and I listen to your concerns and understand them as having developed as your best attempt at managing challenging aspects of your life. These difficulties can subside if more effective ways of reacting are understood and implemented.
I have been recognized as an Expert in Clinical Psychology by the Ontario Courts of Justice. I have a CMLE designation which is a specialty certification in medical-legal expertise. My training and experience enable me to offer assessment and consultative services to the general public, the medical and rehabilitation community, and the Plaintiff and Defense Bar in Psycho-Legal matters. I have decades of experience conducting Independent Examinations in personal injury, employment law, and medical malpractice matters. I conduct assessments for lawyers, Insurance companies, the College of Psychologists, and the Physicians Health Program of the OMA. I have offered opinions in an array of civil litigation matters. My reports have been well received and have facilitated file resolution.
My years of experience in conducting Psycho-Legal assessments have provided me with the background to assist lawyers in their trial preparation work. This work is done behind the scenes and can help lawyers identify the vulnerabilities in their own and the other sides' psychological positions. I also provide psychological testing consultation to forensic psychiatrists. My work has helped resolve those difficulties that arise from adversarial psychological assessment opinions that may distract and confuse the Court. I focus on ensuring that those experts who have conducted and interpreted psychological and other mental health assessments and psychological testing did so appropriately, thoroughly, and judiciously.
More recently, I have begun to provide a Documentation Analysis and Review Service [DARS]. This work involves conducting a detailed and meticulous file review designed to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the medical-legal brief on which you and others rely. The process incorporates two distinct components. A complete review of the documentation typically generates a series of outstanding questions presented in a summary report. These questions may help add to the common questions often sent to an expert examiner. An additional component may include direct consultation with the lawyer and team regarding what is discovered in the analysis of the medical brief.
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