Michael has experience treating a wide array of mental and behavioral disorders, and is especially well versed in treating depression, anxiety and interpersonal relationship issues.
Michael believes the practice of psychotherapy is meant, above all else, to be a collaborative process, where the relationship between patient and therapist takes centre stage, and is the most important factor in determining positive clinical outcomes. His primary goal is to remove obstacles to overall growth and development and instill hope.
Michael is a very intuitive, empathic, and kind-hearted psychotherapist who is quick to smile and appreciates all the complexities that life has to offer. He endeavors to help individuals and couples regain the balance in their lives.
In practice since 2009, Michael has experience treating a wide array of mental and behavioral disorders, and is especially well versed in treating depression, anxiety and interpersonal relationship issues.
During his time at Kingston General Hospital, Michael was part of the Rapid Access to Psychiatric Assessment Services team (RAPAS) where he carried out acute psychiatric assessments as well as long-term psychotherapy with patients. Michael was also the youngest clinician to be appointed as a member of the mental health clinical practice and quality improvement committee at Hotel Dieu Hospital.
Currently, Michael is in the final stages of completing his PhD at the prestigious School of Psychotherapy and Counseling Psychology at Regent's College in Central London, UK. At Regent's, Michael is working with adolescents and young adults, and researching whether it is possibly to teach empathy psychotherapeutically to individuals with non-acute psychiatric illnesses.
Appointments can be specially arranged for Michael to make home visits if the person concerned either refuses or is too ashamed to seek therapy outside the privacy of their home or is not able to travel to the office (the elderly, sick or the busy)