I am a registered psychotherapist recognized by both, the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and the European Association of Gestalt Therapists.
My career began in Croatia working as a psychologist in the field of occupational health and vocational rehabilitation. A curiosity about human behaviour sparked my interest in assessments, and my love of people guided me to the field of psychotherapy.
In Toronto, for over two decades, I have been providing counselling and psychotherapy to women who come from marginalized and diverse cultural communities. My task has always been to provide a positive direction to those mastering new realities as well as dealing with personal challenges.
As a psychotherapist, I have appreciation for the whole person in her life context. I create space for her to freely explore what she really needs when facing change. In doing so, I apply gestalt therapy and integrate it with mindfulness and compassion-based interventions. My intention is to offer an atmosphere of authenticity, empathy and equanimity. This supports the person to engage in a moment-to-moment experience with tenderness and ease and ultimately to respond effectively to emerging life circumstances. My strengths as a mindfulness-based psychotherapist rest in an ability to provide a safe and supportive one-on-one or group environment in which individuals are inspired to discover their potential while making mindful and conscious life choices.
I have a home-based private practice in Etobicoke.
My articles have been published in Psychologica Magazine.
Registered Psychotherapist, Certificate of Registration – College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
H. BSc. in Psychology – University of Rijeka, Croatia
MA Program in Clinical Psychology – University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia
Post-Diploma Certificate in Psychometrics – York University, Toronto, Canada
Post Graduate Certificate in Gestalt Therapy – Gestalt Institute of Toronto, Canada
The European Certificate in Gestalt Psychotherapy – EAGT, The Netherlands
The World Certificate of Psychotherapy – WCP, Vienna, Austria
College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) – Certified Member
European Association of Gestalt Psychotherapy (EAGT) – Ordinary Member
World Council for Psychotherapy – General Member