I Practice Clinical Health Psychology, with thirty years of clinical experience working with individuals and groups. During the ten years I was at the Toronto East General Hospital, I held positions as Senior Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Consultant to the Native Crisis Outreach Team. More recently, I have focused my clinical work on patients with sleep and psychological difficulties who are also struggling with chronic health problems.
I completed my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at York University in Toronto. My dissertation was on Sleep and Psychological Defenses, and I completed certification in Behavioral Sleep Medicine through the American Academy of Sleep Medicine in 2003. I have provided clinical programs in stress reduction, pain management, sleep improvement and self-management of chronic health problems in hospital, sleep clinic, and teaching and rehabilitation settings.
In the past ten years I have been a Professor at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto, where I teach in the Faculty of Clinical Diagnosis, and Staff Psychologist on the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program at University Health Network, TRI site.
I was an author of the Canadian Guidelines for Cardiac Rehabilitation, 3rd Edition (2009) for the clinical management of the Psychological, Behavioral and Functional problems of cardiac patients. I have also written book chapters on how doctors, nurses and psychologists can best assess sleep disturbances among older patients and better manage pain problems.
I have presented at sleep, heart and rehabilitation conferences; and at professional meetings of Canadian, American and European professional societies. I have been interviewed for TV; have presented talks to the public, to provincial health care organizations, health practitioners, and to patient groups.
If you think you could benefit from a consultation with me, about your health problems, please contact me