Men's Issues

As a male raised in a “traditional” male environment, many men were raised in a family where the expression of emotions was unacceptable, except for anger. Many men have been taught to hide their so-called negative emotions like sadness or hurt because they believe it affects their masculinity and make them feel vulnerable, which in turn, can feel very uncomfortable. As a result, men may push away all emotions, engage in substance use, have physical altercations and keep people at an emotional distance. This can have repercussions in all areas of their lives, including work, relationships (partner, friends, family) and raising children.

I provide a safe space for men to slowly and safely explore their buried emotions and to start to work on the long-term effects of being told to “man-up” their whole lives.

Where I Can Help

Why Work With Me?


In my 13 years as a Registered Psychotherapist I have grown by engaging in continuing education, meeting regularly with peers to share best practices, developing a broader toolbox of appropriate clinical interventions, and limiting my caseload so that I can be present and focused for each client and each session.


My service to clients is based on the principles of both strengths-based therapy and client-focused therapy. Using both of these techniques allows me to be present and focused on client strengths and client needs.


I do my best to schedule clients as soon as possible in my very busy practice. Often a cancellation by another client will open up an earlier session for you. There are no fixed number of psychotherapy sessions for each client - it will be a discussion between client and therapist about how many sessions the client would like to have.

The Armchair Collective #204-2437 Princess Street, KINGSTON ON K7M 3G1 (Shoppers Drug Mart Plaza/Building)