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Benjamin Coates M.A., Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Is something holding you back? Do you feel alone? From experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, loneliness and more – I am here to support and listen to you.
I offer a safe space for you to think out loud to explore your emotions and life circumstances. I aim to understand your thought process and worldview.
In my approach I take the time to get to know you on a deeper level to truly understand your challenges. I tailor my therapeutic approach to meet your unique needs and develop specific attainable strategies to move you closer to your goals. I will equip you with the right coping tools to build resilience and increase your confidence.
Start your journey to regain control and live a happier life.
EXPERIENCE: Ben is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who recently completed his Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree at Yorkville University. Ben previously attended Ontario Tech University to obtain his Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminology and subsequently completed a specialization in Psychology at Toronto Metropolitan University. Ben has also volunteered as a group facilitator at Durham Community Care for three years, in addition to volunteering in a performance psychology role with many armature sports teams in the GTA area. He has training in support group facilitation for a variety of mental health populations.
CLIENT FOCUS: Adults, Teens 14+
TYPES OF THERAPY: CBT, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy
SPECIALTIES: ADHD, Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Emotional Disturbance, Peer Relationships, Self Esteem, Sleep or Insomnia, Stress, Perfectionism
MORE THAN JUST MY WORK: I’m an extroverted individual with a passion for sports and cooking.
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Marwah Midani M.A., Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Incongruency within oneself can result from a battle between heart and mind- I aim to navigate you through your journey and help you establish an overall sense of balance.
Through my therapeutic approach, I aim to provide clients with an environment that makes them feel comfortable, respected, understood, and recognized. I encourage them to discover factors which contribute to their struggles, while providing them with the emotional freedom to disclose free of judgement. I strive to provide clients with the safety to explore, understand and heal underlying trauma and unmet needs which are impacting their life.
I work with adults and teens facing a variety of challenges including trauma depression, and anxiety. These therapeutic services are offered in both English and Arabic.
EXPERIENCE: Marwah is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) completing a Masters’ Degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She has experience in QEEG analysis, QEEG interpretation and Neurofeedback treatment.
CLIENT FOCUS: Adults, Teens, Children 10yrs +
TYPES OF THERAPY: Psychodynamic, Person-Centered, Narrative, Mindfulness, Attachment-based Psychotherapy, Neurofeedback
ISSUES: Career Guidance, grief processing, Intergenerational and Childhood trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Stress, Emotional Disturbance, Interpersonal Relationships, Alienation, Societal Challenges, Systemic Oppression and Discrimination, Cultural Struggles.
MORE THAN JUST MY WORK: On my days off, I live in a world called Marwahtopia where I hang out with my cat and read fantasy novels all day.
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MEd., EdD., Registered Psychotherapist
We all need to be heard. I’m here to listen. No matter what you are struggling with, I will provide a safe and non-judgmental space for you to voice your thoughts, fears, struggles and desires for the future. With an emotion-focused and strengths-based approach, I will help you make positive changes, manage anxiety and depression, work through loss and grief, develop coping strategies and improve your emotional resilience, relationships, personal experience and perspective.
Together, we will gain valuable insights, reflect on your unique patterns of thinking, feeling, and relating to others, and help you reconnect with your authentic self. This time is for you. Let’s talk.
EXPERIENCE: Melanie is a Registered Psychotherapist with doctoral degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto. She has experience with clients diverse in age, race, cultural background, sexual orientation, gender identity and functioning ability. She has worked with clients with mental health disorders, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s and related dementia, autism, developmental disabilities, aphasia, and those in palliative and complex continuing care.
CLIENT FOCUS: Adults, Children
TYPES OF THERAPY: Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Music Therapy and Advanced Clinical Supervision
ISSUES: Interpersonal Relationships, Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Career Guidance, Codependency, Coping Skills, Self-Esteem, Identity Issues, Divorce/ Separation, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Grief, Life Transitions, Narcissistic Personality, Parenting, School Issues, Stress, Trauma and PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury.
MORE THAN JUST MY WORK: Mother, daughter, singer, photographer and wanna-be dancer who is fond of coffee, books, and hiking.
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Ms. Sherice Annis
MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Are you an individual who is struggling with daily life challenges? These daily life challenges can affect important aspects of your life including personal relationships, work, and your mental health. In turn, it may lead to anxiety, depression or substance use. I am here as part of your support system to assist you overcome challenges you currently face. I am committed to my clients’ success. I offer a person-centered approach.
Every individual is different. I have a variety of therapeutic philosophies and coping strategies I implement with clients.
Experience: Sherice is a registered Social Worker who received her Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto and her Bachelor of Social Work from York University. Sherice completed her practicum at Downtown Legal Services, which is a non-profit law firm for low- income earners. Sherice worked in the Families division of the firm. Sherice has a Child and Youth Worker Diploma from George Brown College. She has worked in a variety of settings including Sick Kids Hospital: Substance Use Day Treatment Program. This program focused on a harm reduction approach, while also implementing therapeutic approaches such as Person-Centered, Solution Focused, Narrative, Mindfulness, Person-Centered and CBT. Sherice has also worked at Toronto District School Board, where she has implemented techniques and strategies when working with children with Developmental Disabilities, Mild Intellectual Disabilities, Autism and Oppositional Defiant Disorder.
Focus: Adults, Teens, Child 6+ years, LGBTQ, Women
Types of Therapy: CBT, Solution Focused, Mindfulness, ACT, Narrative, Person-Centered
Issues: Grief and loss, substance use, anxiety, depression, personal relationships, family dynamic
More than just my work: I love my active toddler, yoga and dogs
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Grace Nobleza Chua M.Div., Registered Psychotherapist
Accepting new clients
Fluent in Filipino
I provide a safe, confidential and non-judgmental setting for you to find direction and hope for yourself or your family. Within my professional practice, my client feels heard, understood, and empowered to find healing and balance in their lives. Clients can find a space to relax the “busy mind” without feeling guilty. I work with teens, young adults, working professionals, couples and seniors who are dealing with various mental health or relational issues and seek to create connections with people that allow for openness and vulnerability.
My lived experience – transitioning from the financial services industry to my current role as a Psychotherapist – sparked my interest in career counselling as well. I enjoy working with individuals from all walks of life and is passionate about supporting clients to make meaningful career and life transitions and feel empowered and balanced at work and life in general.
Support and tools through personal counselling help my clients become effective in managing stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, and life transitions. Models of therapy are customized to your needs and include: CBT (Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy), EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy).
A life of apathy and mediocrity is not what we are meant to live. My work is to provide you with an alternative perspective and to equip you with tools to live with awareness, intention, and purpose. It will be my privilege to walk with you through this journey.
Grace is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Tyndale Seminary graduate with a Masters in Divinity Degree in Clinical Counselling. She has volunteered as a counsellor at The Salvation Army – Oshawa Family Services for two years.
Client Focus: Adults, Couples, Children 12+, Teens, Families
Types of Therapy: CBT, EFT, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy.
Issues: Anger Management, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Emotional Disturbance, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Stress
More Than Just My Work: I am a Licensed scuba diver so don’t be surprised if most of my analogies are related to scuba diving.
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Julia Loccisano Neurofeedback Technician/Psychometrist, ADHD Coach
I am a Neurofeedback Technician at Toronto Neurofeedback and Psychotherapy Centre. I completed my Undergraduate Degree in Psychology and Neuroscience at McMaster University and I am now completing my Masters degree in Developmental Psychology and Education at the University of Toronto.
Over the past few years, I have gained experience in both Research and Applied settings. I have a background in Behaviour-Analytic Techniques, assisting with therapeutic interventions for youth and adults with a variety of unique needs including Autism, ADHD, OCD, Hearing Impairments, and acquired brain injuries. Throughout my education, I have developed a focused interest in optimizing learning outcomes for vulnerable and at-risk populations. As a Neurofeedback Technician, I am passionate about evidence-based practice for neural health and development, as well as helping inform decisions for both clinicians and educators.
Types of Therapy: QEEG Brain Map, LoReta Neurofeedback, EEGer Neurofeedback, Neuroptimal
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MSc., R.P (Q), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Hi there! My name is Suzanne (she/her), I am a psychotherapist specializing in individual as well as couple and family therapy. I work from a systemic and relational model that emphasizes the ways in which clients can find meaning in their lives and continue to grow towards their preferred way of being. Grounded in dialogic principles of collaboration, the client’s voice is the most important in the room, and it is my hope that you feel uplifted in the space we have created in therapy. I see my client’s stories as valuable insights into the central values and core experiences that shape their current ways of being. Alongside this systemic approach to therapy, I value the personal emotions that colour the world you live in and provide a context for deeper understanding. This method of therapy aims to move between this space of curiosity and exploration towards more deep and thoughtful discussions about the patterns that exist in your world. It is my hope that clients find therapy to be an opportunity for exploring new ways of seeing their life, and a space to realize their individual strength and potential.
EXPERIENCE Suzanne is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a University of Guelph graduate with a Master of Science Degree in Couple and Family Therapy. She has worked with a diverse population both through individual therapy and in a relational setting. She is LGBTQ+ and poly affirming. Alongside her work as a psychotherapist, Suzanne has training in Neurofeedback and Quantitative Electroencephalograph Assessments.
CLIENT FOCUS Individuals (Adults and Youth 12+) Couples and Intimate relationships Families Other relationship structures (i.e., friends, co-parents, etc.)
TYPES OF THERAPY Narrative Therapy, Emotion(ally)-Focused Therapy (EFT, EFFT, EFCT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT), and Dialogic Therapy
FOCUSES Individuals Self-exploration and well-being, Emotional exploration, Self-critique and perfectionism, Grief and loss, Trauma and coping, Anxiety, Life stressors (work, school, personal), Life stage transitions, Parenting, Athletes and retired athletes
Relationships Relationship challenges, Infidelity, Communication issues, Boundary setting, Relational transitions, Pre-marital counselling, Fostering interpersonal safety, Parent-child relationships, Co-parenting counselling, Sibling issues, Friendships, Support systems
*Relationships with the presence of intimate partner violence MAY be taken after initial assessment
MORE THAN JUST MY WORK I love being a psychotherapist as it allows me to bear witness to human experience and growth, which outside of my work I can find in my close family and friends. I am an animal lover, and proud dog mom of my French Bulldog Luna who recently turned 3 years old – my dream is to have her well trained enough for dog therapy… she still needs to settle down a bit before that. I grew up in the suburbs with my mom, dad, and younger sister – all whom I stay quite close with. I was a high-performance synchronized swimming athlete throughout my childhood and into my university years, which led me to being a coach for young athletes for over 10 years. On my time off, I love to go out to parks and art galleries with friends and enjoy the city’s food culture with my partner.
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Lesley Nightingale Psychotherapy Intern
Healing and improving your well-being take courage and hard work. My holistic approach is sensitive and responsive and recognizes that everyone is unique and has different needs.
Most important to me is creating a respectful, safe, and compassionate environment that inspires you to explore, bring awareness and gather insight into areas where you feel stuck, self-critical, and insecure. I aim to help you restore an emotional connection to yourself and discover how this connection influences your thoughts, behaviors, and relationships with others. I believe experiencing difficult emotions as they present and accepting them without judgment eventually helps to relieve their impact.
We all possess inner strength and resources that can shift us toward change, personal growth, and resilience. Let’s work together to reach your goals and improve your satisfaction in your life and relationships. I look forward to hearing you and your story.
EXPERIENCE: Lesley is a Psychotherapy Intern and a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and is completing a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Kinesiology and a Doctorate in Chiropractic.
Lesley started her career providing chiropractic and wellness services to a diverse group of clients, focusing on nutrition and the mind-body connection. She then worked for many years as a Certified Disability Management Professional and volunteered on the Distress Centre of Greater Toronto crises and suicide lines. In addition, Lesley holds a certificate in Somatic Embodiment and Regulation Strategies. She has completed supplementary courses and workshops to support her therapeutic approach and plans to train in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT).
CLIENT FOCUS: Adults, Teens (16+)
TYPES OF THERAPY: Attachment-based, CBT, Mindfulness, Narrative, Person-Centered, Sensory-Motor, Solution-Focused
ISSUES: Anxiety, Burnout, Body Image, Coping Skills, Depression, Emotional Disturbance, Grief & Loss, Life-Stage Transitions, Relationships Issues, Self-Esteem, Stress, Self-Exploration and Well-Being, Women’s Health, and Workplace Concerns.
MORE THAN JUST MY WORK: My favorite times are with my husband, two children, and our dog. I enjoy all things active, being near a lake, good coffee, reading, and cooking. Spending time on my own and with family and close friends restores me. Golden retrievers make me smile.
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Christian Garro B.A., Psychology Consultant, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
You may be taking your first step or your hundredth step towards growth and change in your life. At each step, therapy can be a supportive, inclusive, and empowering experience.
I aim to create an empathetic and compassionate alliance with you to explore your thoughts and concerns. You may be searching for balance or even control over your thoughts, feelings, and emotions to give you a sense of comfort in life. The feelings of safety, care, and support can help to alleviate the stressors, worries, and anxieties that we face daily. This explorative process can often be a challenge, but with each challenge in life we can be presented with an opportunity for insight, clarity, understanding, and a deeper connection to ourselves and to others. Working alongside you I can offer an open heart, an open mind and a safe space to help you along your journey.
Christian is working towards a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology. Over the past 6 years Christian has worked as a Youth Mentor, a Mental Health Support Staff, and a Child and Youth Counsellor at The Hospital for Sick Kids. He has had the pleasure of working with various populations including; children, adolescents, adults, families, and geriatric clients, all with the approach of creating a therapeutic alliance with each and every person in care.
Client Focus: Adults, Children, Adolescents
Types of Therapy: DBT, ACT, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic/Analytic, Interpersonal, Narrative, CBT, Reconsolidation Therapy, Trauma Informed Approach
Specialties: Trauma, ADHD, Self-Esteem, Confidence, Emotional Awareness, Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Relationships, Work
More Than Just My Work: I am a musician at heart and enjoy my time practicing and playing the drums and guitar. I am also a board game enthusiast who is always up for an outdoor adventure or a challenge, whether its camping in the wilderness or staying active playing soccer, hockey, volleyball, or mountain biking.
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Patsy Sitzer M.A., Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Life encompasses the collection of diverse stories including that of careers, relationships, along with stories focusing on weaknesses and strengths. Some of these stories become dominant and can turn into personal challenges as a result of the meaning and focus each individual gives to these encounters. Through a humanistic therapy approach, I am here to guide and walk with you through the process of self-exploration and self-compassion, to acknowledge and embrace your unique skills and effectively manage both existing and future problems.
I also believe that our multiple stories are shaped by personal experiences as well as by our cultural context. In our collaborative therapeutic work, I ensure to welcome your own beliefs, values, and diverse central factors that encompasses the unique individual you are, in order to find the best path that aligns with you. Therapy is an opportunity to create a safe space; “Your Space,” where you feel heard, understood, supported and respected. I will be fortunate to work alongside you in the process of uncovering and promoting your personal, social and emotional well-being.
EXPERIENCE: Patsy is currently completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree at Yorkville University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology as well as a diploma in Early Childhood Education.
Patsy has experience in working with teenage pregnancy struggles. She has also worked with diverse populations ranging from children to seniors and addresses diverse mental health issues. She has recently certified in Narrative Therapy with the Vancouver School of Narrative Therapy.
CLIENT FOCUS: Individuals, Teens 16+ , Child 10+
TYPES OF THERAPY: Narrative Therapy, CBT, Mindfulness, Client-Centered Therapy
ISSUES: Depression, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Emotional Disturbance, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Stress
MORE THAN JUST MY WORK: I am a retired professional dancer with a passion for transmitting deep emotion through performance and teaching. Dance connected me to the exploration of understanding the importance of giving my body a voice.
Fluent in English and Spanish.
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Paula Galli Psychotherapy Intern
Do you feel overwhelmed? Do you feel consumed by anxieties and fears? Do you feel like you don’t know who you are anymore?
Are you looking to change your life?
I get it. I used to be there. My mind used to be filled with so much chaos and dysfunction that I had no idea how I would ever find my true self and be happy.
I vowed that when I could see clearly again that I would dedicate my life to help others feel the same.
This is what brings me here today. I feel so honoured to be able to do what I do, to be trusted enough to be a part of my clients’ lives, as someone who can support them on their journey.
What I know for sure is that no matter where we live in this world, we all experience similar challenges. We all long for love, connection, and a sense of belonging. We all yearn for self-love. Yet life’s challenges, trauma, anxiety, fears, and broken promises can often get in the way of that occurring.
If you answered yes to any of these questions above, I encourage you to reach out to me and see if we would be a good fit for one another.
My intention is to provide you with a judgment-free, safe place for you to work through your deepest fears and challenges. My diverse background enables me to provide you with a unique treatment plan in assisting you to work through whatever is preventing you from living your best life.
I am excited to start this journey with you and I look forward to hearing from you!
Paula is a Psychotherapy Intern, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a Yorkville University graduate with a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology.
For over the last decade Paula has worked as Certified Life Coach all over the world, specifically helping clients who struggled with emotional eating, eating disorders, body image issues, low self-esteem, motherhood challenges, and goal setting.
Paula is also a Certified Holistic Nutritionist (CNP), which has enabled her to provide a mind-body approach when working with her clients. She worked as a Holistic Nutritionist at an Eating Disorder Centre, where she assisted young females with eating disorders to learn how to have a healthy relationship with their body, food, and eating.
Paula is also the author of the book, Weighing Love, where she shares her own personal journey of overcoming low-self esteem, anxiety, depression, and an eating disorder in her teens.
CLIENT FOCUS: Adults, Teens 13+, Couples
TYPES OF THERAPY: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Empty Chair, Gratitude and Positive Practices, Emotion-Focussed Therapy (EFT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)
ISSUES: Anxiety, Parenting, Postpartum Issues, Life-Transition, Coping Skills, Emotional Disturbances, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Self-Esteem, Stress, Depression, Eating Disorders, Body Image, Workplace Concerns, Burnout, and any other concerns that impact your quality of life.
MORE THAN JUST MY WORK: Outside of work I love to spend time dancing, practicing yoga, travelling, being in nature, and spending time with friends, my two kids, my husband, and my dog!
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Val Almeida M.A., Registered Psychotherapist
Self-growth is a lifelong journey that can be achieved through uncovering personal authenticity. Taking the first step to seek additional support is crucial in promoting change. Meeting my clients where they are at in their journey of growth and change includes utilizing a variety of therapeutic techniques. Forming and maintaining a therapeutic relationship is at the forefront of my approach. A strength-based perspective is consistently used to support clients in flourishing through every aspect of their life.
Using a collaborative approach to care, I assist you in finding new ways to handle current life stressors. Together, we foster an environment that supports self-growth, guidance, and reflection to reach your goals.
EXPERIENCE: Val is a Registered Psychotherapist who has completed her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. Val possesses her Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from University of Toronto and her advanced diploma in Child and Youth Care from Humber college. She has also volunteered as a helpline responder at Scarborough Distress Centre for over three years. Val’s clinical experiences include working with children, youth, and adults with varied abilities to enhance their social communication and emotional regulation goals.
CLIENT FOCUS: Adults, children 10+, Teens
TYPES OF THERAPY: CBT, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic/Analytical Therapy, Humanistic
SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Coping Skills, Emotional Regulation, Social Skills, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem
MORE THAN JUST MY WORK: My time spent outside the clinic involves going on hikes, baking, and swimming. I am a foodie who enjoys finding new restaurants and sampling a variety of cuisines!
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Elena Darmos Psychotherapy intern, MSc., Ph.D
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MSc., Ph.D
Our brain is made up of intertwining electrical highways that carry our thoughts, memories, perceptions, and experiences, all of which are established and maintained by its genetic and cellular underpinnings. However, these pre-determined roads can often fail us. The consequences of trauma, illness, systemic challenges, personal experiences or genetic predisposition can change our perception of the world, the way we interact with it, and our own unique narrative. This humanizing aspect of the brain can prevent you from living your most authentic, fulfilling, and healthiest life. But change is possible.
As a Psychotherapist and a Neuroscientist, I understand that an individual is more than the sum of their parts, requiring a unique and a catered approach to finding clarity. By creating a safe and non-judgmental environment, I allow my clients to tell their own life narrative authentically and openly. Through a collaborative approach, I empower my clients to walk through the fuzzy parts of their experiences that keeps them in a cycle and to be able to clearly articulate a path to happiness. Every client is unique and so is their story.
Elena is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and is presently completing a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She also holds a Master’s (MSc) and a Doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Neuroscience from University of Toronto and is certified as a Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher and a Grief-informed Counsellor.
Elena has worked at Toronto Western Hospital for fifteen years researching the genetic and molecular basis of neurological and psychological conditions and has published scientific papers in the areas of Anxiety, Autism, Brain Development, Brain Tumors, Cancer, Epilepsy, Mania, Stroke and Traumatic Brain Injury. She also holds experience conducting psychological interviews and assessments for clients who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents. Additionally, Elena has previously volunteered for the Toronto Distress/Suicide hotline.
Client Focus: Adults, Teens
Types of Therapy: CBT, EFT, Solution-Focused, Mindfulness, Narrative, Humanistic Issues: ADHD, Anxiety, Care-Giving Stress, Body-Dysmorphia, Coping Skills, Depression, Emotional Disturbance, Grief and Loss, Life-Transitions, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Panic Attacks, Postpartum depression, Self-Esteem, Stress, Suicidality, Trauma/PTSD.
More Than Just My Work: Outside of work, I enjoy dabbling with experimental cooking, creating architecturally inspiring gingerbread buildings, training for marathons, exploring foreign cities, nature hiking, and spending time with my family.
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Raganya Ponmanadiyil Psychotherapy Intern
Sometimes our life can feel overwhelming in more ways than one, and change can feel impossible. Our perceptions, emotions, and experiences can impact the areas of our life that in turn make us experience anxiety, depression, relationship problems, or self-esteem concerns. It can be difficult to understand what we feel, and more importantly, how we can move forward. I want to support you through these confusing times and be there while you better understand yourself. I offer you a safe, warm and non-judgemental space where you can be free to explore and express yourself. I take on an eclectic approach because you are unique in so many ways, therefore we will explore and create an ideal plan to meet your unique needs.
Therapy can be hard, so by working together, I hope to comfort you through this journey and help you handle challenges that come your way to enhance your well-being.
EXPERIENCE: Raganya is a Psychotherapy Intern and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and is currently completing the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She also holds a Master of Education from OISE at the University of Toronto, where she focused on developmental psychology.
Raganya has worked with children and families with diagnoses on the Autism Spectrum for over five years as a Registered Behaviour Technician, applying Applied Behaviour Analysis therapy. She has volunteered for two years at the Covenant House working with youth experiencing homelessness, and is currently a volunteer for TalkSuicide (through Toronto Distress Centres).
CLIENT FOCUS: Adults, Children 12+
TYPES OF THERAPY: CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, Humanistic, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
ISSUES: Anxiety, Depression, Coping Skills, Life-Transitions, Self-Esteem, Relationship Issues, Trauma, Sleep Issues, Stress Management
MORE THAN JUST MY WORK: Outside work, I am an avid baker and cake designer, amateur boxer, and love to explore new places and foods!
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Tascha Piciga M.A., Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and ADHD Coach
Whether you’re challenged by racing thoughts, worrying incessantly about the future, feeling stuck, unable to cultivate joy in your life or want a life change but don’t know where to start, having the courage to ask for help is the first step.
As a Therapist, building an open and trusting therapeutic relationship with my Clients is of utmost importance. Therapy is a process that unravels differently for everyone. I meet clients exactly where they are on their path in life, using an interactive, warm and non-judgemental approach. I create a safe space where feelings are validated, and Clients are heard. I would be honored to walk beside you on your journey and guide you along the way.
I offer a strength-based and holistic approach to treatment which consists of incorporating a wide variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques tailored to your needs and style.
Tascha is a Yorkville University student working towards a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. Tascha also obtained a B.A in Sociology from the University of Western Ontario, as well as a Post Graduate Diploma in Child and Youth Care from Humber College. Over the past 15 years she has worked at The Hospital for Sick Children focusing on youth diagnosed with eating disorders, as well as adolescents and families in crisis. She has training in Neurofeedback, ADHD Coaching, CBT, and DBT.
Client Focus: Adults, Adolescents 13+, Families, Athletes, ADHD Coaching
Types of Therapy: CBT, DBT & Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, Neurofeedback, ADHD coaching
Issues: Anxiety, Depression, Coping Skills, Emotional regulation, Peer Relationships, Eating disorders, Self Esteem, Performance Anxiety, Stress, Family, Work.
More Than Just My Work: I am an avid cyclist and have spent the past 10 years racing bikes all over Canada and the U.S.A. When I am not at work you can find me outdoors, travelling the world, baking, and spending time with family and friends. Chocolate is my weakness, specifically milk chocolate, and I enjoy nothing more than a nice cup of espresso first thing in the morning.
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Nekita D'souza M.A., Registered Psychotherapist
Starting therapy is a very big step and can be a scary and sometimes uncomfortable process. It is hard to dig deep and talk about our challenges and struggles.
I know the courage and strength that it takes to begin therapy and approach each client with compassion and empathy as they begin an important therapeutic journey. My goal as a therapist is to support my clients in navigating through the challenges that they are experiencing. I utilize an eclectic and individualistic approach, as I understand that each client has different needs.
I believe that an important part of therapy is taking the time to develop a strong therapeutic relationship. I work to create a safe and comfortable environment for clients to evolve, explore and grow in order to reach their therapeutic goals.
Nekita is a Registered Psychotherapist who graduated from Yorkville University with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. She has been practicing at the Toronto Neurofeedback and Psychotherapy Centre since 2017. Prior to this, she volunteered with Nicole McCance and the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in geriatric research.
Client Focus: Individuals
Types of Therapy: CBT, EMDR, DBT, Neurofeedback
Issues: Anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, relationship issues, self-exploration
More Than Just My Work: My two favourite things are food and travelling.
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Erik Michalik B.A. Psychology Consultant
No matter the situation or the person, I am confident that we will work towards the unique destination where you wish to be.
I have a background in assessment interpretation and scoring, and clinical research during my undergraduate thesis. I work with my clients from a client-centered perspective. This means that I will take extensive time learning and understanding your individual experience with what you’re feeling from an empathetic and non-judgmental view. I believe each experience of any presenting concerns is unique and requires the complete perspective of the client.
I lead by example, understanding the fragility and complexity of day-to-day life. I work with my clients of all ages; children, adolescents, and adults. We are social creatures, and I will work with you, planning and setting goals to help you or your child get to where you desire to be.
I believe that the therapeutic alliance is of the utmost importance when it comes to progress in mental health. I desire to work alongside you and together we may implement a holistic approach to set the appropriate goals for an optimally designed treatment plan.
Client Focus: Adults, Teens (13+) and Children (12 and under)
Types of Therapy: Individual, CBT, Interpersonal, Solution-Focused and ADHD Coaching
Specialties: Anxiety, Coping Skills, ADHD, Confidence, Emotional Disturbance, Self Esteem, Sleep or Insomnia, Stress
More than just my work: I am an extroverted introvert who loves nothing more than a night with good friends, family and some board games. I’ve been an athlete my entire life who has aimed to perfect my physical performance since I started crawling. Additionally, I also have an obsession with trying new foods from all over the globe. I am that person who goes into restaurants and asks the chefs to make me their favourite authentic dish! All in all, I aim for balance in my life: good health, good people, good memories and good food (best for last).
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Let’s talk, what is going on? How are you feeling? Let’s take some time to solely focus on you, your thoughts, emotions and behaviors. We humans are so amazing. Each of us has stories that need healing and restoration. We forget our strengths and sometimes solely focus on the downfalls that our inner critic may have reinforced. I want to be there for you to help understand your inner world and alter your distorted thoughts.
Building a solid relationship with you is my priority. I want to empower your healing and growth journey in ways that matter to you the most. We all deserve to be heard and validated in our challenges. Whatever uncertainty, change, pain, or opportunity you are experiencing - I am prepared to listen deeply and to hold space with compassion, curiosity, and care.
It might be time to take the next step and ask for guidance if you feel like you need more support and direction as you move through your individual journey.
My practice focuses on a secure environment where you can feel heard, seen, validated, and accepted. Despite my training in various modalities, I personalize therapy to each patient’s needs.
I invite you to get in touch with me to find out if we are a good fit for one another. It would be an honour to walk with you on your journey.
Anumeet is a Psychotherapy Intern and currently enrolled in the Master’s in Counselling Psychology program at Yorkville University. She worked as a Mental Health Case Manager, grief counselor within the South Asian demographic. Anumeet is a certified self-love coach and meditation facilitator. She has training in Neurofeedback, Quantitative, Psychoeducational Assessments, and CBT.
Individuals, Children 12+
TYPES OF THERAPY:
CBT, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, Attachment Based Therapy
Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Emotional Disturbance, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sleep or Insomnia, Stress
MORE THAN JUST MY WORK:
I’m an extrovert that loves to travel, exercise and spend time with my loved ones!
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Natalie Brucker Psychotherapy Intern
Sometimes life can be tough. Maybe even overwhelming. Sometimes we get thrown an unexpected curve ball. Sometimes we just don’t know what to do. First off, you are not alone. Second, you are here looking for assistance and that already shows one of your strengths, and while it may not feel like it, I bet you have more.
My purpose is to support you along your journey and to help you develop the skills to thrive as your best self independently. My curious nature will foster a space that is all about you and free of judgement.
Together, we can work towards the change you want to see in yourself and in your life.
EXPERIENCE: Natalie is a Psychotherapy Intern and Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a Yorkville University graduate with a master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. She previously attended University of Toronto to obtain her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and has also volunteered in women’s shelters.
Natalie brings 10+ years of experience from corporate leadership and Human Resources to her work.
CLIENT FOCUS: Adults, Teens 13+, and Couples
TYPES OF THERAPY: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Client-Centred Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Therapeutic Movement
ISSUES: Anxiety, Coping Skills, Parenting, Peri-natal and Post-partum Concerns, Relationship Issues, Workplace concerns, Self Esteem, Sleep or Insomnia, Stress, Life transitions, and Burnout.
MORE THAN JUST MY WORK: Outside of work, I am a dancer and choreographer. Dance feeds my soul and was the first form of therapy in my life. I also love yoga, traveling, hiking, and singing loudly in the car.
I am also a wife, mother, daughter, and sister, who believes in being genuine with those around me.
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Deborah Mather M.A., Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Do you feel burdened by anxiety, depression, or relational difficulties? Are you searching for a safe space to process your thoughts and feelings about life’s challenges? We can collaborate to identify the root cause of your stress and work towards healing and change. You are not alone, and I am here to help!
My aim is to create a safe and non-judgemental space where you feel heard, understood, and supported. It would be an honour to walk with you through the challenges of life and help you thrive in the midst of them.
Experience: Deborah is currently completing her Master’ Degree in Clinical Counselling at Tyndale University, previously graduating with a Bachelor of Sciences degree at McMaster University. With over seven years of experience mentoring children, youth and adults, Deborah approaches her clients with compassion and empathy. In her spare time, Deborah provides crisis support and intervention with the Distress Centres of Toronto and volunteers as a youth mentor.
In order to create the ideal treatment plan for your unique needs Deborah integrates therapeutic modalities such as CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), psychodynamic therapy and narrative therapy.
Client Focus: Adults, Couples, Teens
Types of Therapy: CBT, DBT, EFT, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
Issues: Anxiety, Depression, Emotional Disturbance, Relationship Issues, Attachment, Self-esteem, Addictions, Burnout, Spirituality, Grief and Loss.
More Than Just my Work: I love people. Outside of work you could often find me enjoying time with my family and friends. I am also an outdoor enthusiast and avid baker.
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Denise Mariani M.A., Registered Psychotherapist
It can often be challenging feeling as though you are alone in your thoughts, worrying about the future, feeling trapped in painful patterns or emotions or feeling stuck about which direction to take. Having the courage and hope to ask for help is the first step in creating change and growth in yourself.
My role as a therapist is to provide you with a safe outlet to express your vulnerabilities, to listen to you share your story with empathy and validation, to identify your strengths and empower you to build a quality of life that you desire. I utilize a variety of evidence-based approaches in order to get to the root cause of anxieties, traumas and interpersonal conflicts. I firmly believe in collaboration and teamwork. I am flexible and accommodating to my clients.
In addition, I strive to create a warm and compassionate environment, one that fosters strong therapeutic rapport and is non-judgemental. Trust, empathy and communication are essential ingredients to creating a safe place for change. Building on your strengths and resiliency is very important in fostering client strength and motivation. I am very passionate about my work as a therapist and working with you to help you evolve and grow into the person you want to be.
EXPERIENCE: Denise Mariani is a Registered Psychotherapist, in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University and has been practicing since 2017. Denise utilizes a variety of evidence-based modalities, including EMDR, CBT, DBT, ego state interventions, mindfulness, sensorimotor, and attachment theory. She is a certified EMDR therapist, and has received specific training in DBT-intensive. Her areas of interest include survivors of sexual violence, intergenerational trauma, narcissistic parents, trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD, first responders, co-dependency, emotional disturbance, domestic violence, anxiety and depression. Denise is also a clinical supervisor. Denise strives to create an environment that is warm, comfortable, authentic, and safe. Working collaboratively with the client is essential.
CLIENT FOCUS: Adults, Families, Teens 12+
TYPES OF THERAPY: Trauma informed, EMDR, Ego state, Attachment Theory, CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness.
SPECIALTIES: Trauma, PTSD, C-PTSD, survivors of sexual abuse, intergenerational and childhood trauma, co-dependancy, emotional disturbance, interpersonal relatinships, self-esteem, attachment styles, domestic violence, anxiety and depression.
MORE THAN JUST MY WORK: “Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong.” N.R. Narayana Murthy
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Jamie Sutherland MDiv., CAMFT, Registered Psychotherapist
As a Registered Psychotherapist and Couples and Family Therapist, my passion is to walk alongside with you on your healing path of self-growth and discovery. I believe as we work through your thoughts, emotions, behaviours and values, we gain insight into how patterns of the past and/or present play a role in your unique situations. I believe by creating an awareness, we can better choose how to respond in your circumstances with a deeper sense of coping and/or managing your life events as we develop your preferred Self.
Jamie succeeds in his efforts as he continues his purpose to create opportunities for healing and help to increase peoples’ quality of living. From years of working with families, individuals, couples, families, children, and youth, he holds true that everyone has the potential to attain that which they desire. Jamie is a Registered Psychotherapist, has an undergrad from U of T and holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counselling from Tyndale Seminary. Jamie has over 23 years of experience walking with individuals, couples, families, children and youth, through many challenging life events. Jamie’s time spent working with community agencies in Toronto, the GTA, and Internationally has led him to develop a rich appreciation for relationships and collaboration.
Jamie’s ability to engage and quickly build relationships working with diverse communities, positions him as a therapist who values the importance of culture, where individuals, couples and families can be an agent of change by working through what is meaningful to them.
Client Focus: Individuals, Couples, Families, Children and Youth
Types of Therapy: Family Systems, Strategic, Structural, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, CBT, Mindfulness, and Sex Therapy related concerns, Focusing, Trauma Informed and Spiritual Care.
Issues: Relationship Concerns, Greif, Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Addictions, Mental Health, Spiritual, Trauma, Sex Related Concerns, Transitions and Life Stage Developments, Coping Skills, Self Esteem, Stress, Gender Based Violence, Working with Men, and Parenting.
More Than Just My Work: A little more than my professional experience, I am a parent in a blended family. I also enjoy travelling and being outdoors. I am engaged with animals, in reading, watching movies, and listening to music. I especially appreciate trying new foods and authentic home cooking with my partner.
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Dr. Jessica Campoli Ph.D., C.Psych., Clinical and Health Psychologist
Life inevitably gifts us with challenges; it is part of being human. I believe that times of stress and change can be harnessed to uncover our inherent strength and resilience, and to discover more about ourselves and what is most important in life. I approach my work with warmth, compassion, non-judgement, curiosity, and a commitment to understanding your experiences. I strive to create a safe therapeutic space for you to identify and process your feelings. I adopt an evidence-based model of practice, where I create an individualized treatment plan according to your needs and preferences in addition to up-to-date research findings.
EXPERIENCE: Dr. Campoli received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Saskatchewan in 2021, and her B.A. (Hons) in Psychology from York University in 2011. Dr. Campoli completed her predoctoral internship at the Ottawa Hospital in 2020, working in the inpatient mental health unit, outpatient psychosocial oncology, and providing consultation to various inpatient hospital units (e.g., obstetrics, surgery, ICU).
Dr. Campoli works with a range of presenting issues including anxiety disorders (e.g., panic, phobias, health anxiety), burnout/compassion fatigue/stress management, depression, grief and loss, posttraumatic stress/PTSD, adapting to acute and/or chronic illness, cancer (including fear of recurrence), chronic pain, and insomnia.
CLIENT FOCUS: Adults
TYPES OF THERAPY: Acceptance and Commitment Cognitive Behavioural Dialectal Behaviour Therapy Dignity Therapy Emotion Focused Existential Therapy Mindfulness Prolonged Exposure Solution Focused Brief
ISSUES: Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Disease/Illness, Grief and Loss, Pain Management, Sleep or Insomnia, Stress Management, Trauma and PTSD.
MORE THAN JUST MY WORK: It is important for me to remain connected with the people and things that matter most to me. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, being outside in nature, staying active, and exploring new places. I also find that small moments of meditation help me to remain present and grounded in life. When creativity sparks, I enjoy creating (very colourful) abstract art.
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Iva Keighley LLB, MSW, RSW, RP, Reg. Social Worker and Reg. Psychotherapist
I am a Registered Social Worker and Registered Psychotherapist, with over 10 years of experience - previously trained as a Lawyer, Social Worker, Counsellor, Family Mediator and Vocational Disability Assessor.
I help individuals, couples and families rise from different challenges of living while assisting them to get unstuck through learning to trust their authentic selves. My approach is gentle, yet direct and solution oriented – it emphasizes the development of courage to change what does not work in your life, by supporting you to create meaningful ways of overcoming your challenges and achieving desired outcomes in different life domains.
I offer Therapy in English, Serbian and Croatian.
Iva’s own life transitions, coupled with her professional experience and educational background in Law, Social Work, Psychotherapy, Counselling, Rehabilitation and Mediation have allowed her to easily relate to, connect, and work with a wide range of challenges and people.
As a part of her career journey, Iva has provided counselling, psychotherapy, assessments, mental health, and rehabilitation consultation services in various professional environments including post-secondary education (York University - Osgoode Hall Law School and Fleming College); medical assessment centres (Omega Medical), community medicine, family health team, employment, corporate and medico-legal sectors. In addition, Iva has been training Career Counsellors and Psychotherapists in training from George Brown College, University of Toronto (OISE), Yorkville and York Universities.
Client Focus: Individuals, Couples, Families
Types of Therapy: Most of my work is based on EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy). In addiiton, I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solutionn Focused Coaching, and Mindfulness.
Issues: Trauma, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Interpersonal Conflicts, Career-Academic-Life transitions and related stress; Workplace and Court mandated Counselling; Return to Work post-injuries, and Medico-Legal Vocational Assessments.
More Than Just My Work: I love dancing – I used to teach dance classes at the Spanish Centre in Toronto.
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Coretta Rego M.A., Registered Psychotherapist
Why should you go to therapy? Because life can be challenging and each of us can benefit from support along the way
I believe that therapy is an equal partnership between you as the client and me as the therapist. To facilitate change, we must work together. My role in this process is to listen to your story, learn about your strengths and empower you to build the life you desire. Your role in this process is to be vulnerable as you share your struggles, trust in yourself & the therapeutic process, and be ready to make changes.
I rely on a variety of evidence-based approaches to support my clients in achieving the outcomes that they seek. I consider the unique context of every client to understand how the work we do in session impacts their world. I understand how race, culture, religion and gender influence the experiences of each person and I account for this in my work with a client.
Therapy is a journey, and I would like to be your partner in this journey
EXPERIENCE: Coretta is a Registered Psychotherapist with a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counselling. She has 10+ years of post graduate experience as a psychotherapist working within a variety of settings including community mental health agencies and employee assistance programs. She has experience providing clinical supervision in accordance with the guidelines of the CRPO. Coretta is also trained in and certified to provide virtual counselling
CLIENT FOCUS: Individuals, Couples and adolescents aged 13+
TYPES OF THERAPY: Trauma informed therapy, CBT, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred Therapy and Mindfulness based practise
SPECIALTIES: Trauma, Depression, Anxiety, Workplace stress, Interpersonal conflict, Parenting challenges, Self Esteem, Grief, and other life stressors
MORE THAN JUST MY WORK: I believe that life is a collection of experiences, all of which are meant to teach us something. Keeping an open mind and a sense of humour helps me make the most of each experience
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Ashley Latendresse M.A, Registered Psychotherapist
At the forefront of my therapeutic style is my intention to work with each client to best suit their unique needs and preference. The goal of therapy is not to change you but rather to support and guide you through a process that enhances your view of yourself, your life, and your relationships. Following a client-centred approach, you, as the client, are the expert of your own life and mind. To facilitate meaningful change, we will deconstruct what you are feeling, what you have experienced, and your current situation.
I recognize that it takes an immense amount of strength and courage to confront life’s challenges. Our time together through your therapy will promote healing by amplifying your strengths to transcend these struggles.
Ashley is a Registered Psychotherapist who recently completed her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree at Yorkville University. She previously attended Trent University to obtain her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and subsequently completed a specialization in Addictions and Mental Health at Durham College.
Ashley has spent the past eight months at Toronto Neurofeedback and Psychotherapy Centre, completing her clinical practicum. To deepen her learnings and experience, she has volunteered for over three years at Distress Centre Durham as a Crisis Line Responder and mentor for incoming volunteers. She has also worked as a Residential Counsellor in a high-support transitional housing program. In addition, Ashley has completed extensive supplementary training focused on theories and models of behaviour change and suicide prevention and intervention to support her role.
Client Focus: Adults, Teens (13+)
Types of Therapy: CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy
Issues: Depression, Anxiety and Stress, Alcohol/Substance Use, Suicidality, Relationship Conflicts, Self Esteem, Coping Strategies
More Than Just My Work: I am also a person: a daughter, sister, friend, and partner. Outside of my professional role, I dedicate my time to connecting with others and replenishing my spirit through long walks and hot cups of tea. I also embrace my “dog lady” status as I proudly spoil my 13-year old dog (or any fur baby for that matter) with love.
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Maria Yaglovski M.A, Registered Psychotherapist, CCC
Often times we find ourselves overwhelmed and preoccupied in a negative mindset. We feel stuck with no way out, yet we are desperate to find the help we need.
It is hard to reach out for help. Mental health can impact our lives and those around us. My approach to therapy is client focused, utilizing multiple tools including mindfulness. I help individuals identify their thoughts and their emotions and gain a better insight into their patterns. My hope for my clients is to teach and guide them on their journey while feeling confident and supported.
Maria is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Yorkville University graduate with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. Maria also obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from York University. Over the past 12 years, Maria has worked as a Registered Nurse and has expanded her knowledge in various health care environments. Before becoming a part of the Toronto Neurofeedback and Psychotherapy Centre, Maria was working with individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma as part of her nursing role. She also completed her Cognitive Behaviour Therapy training and has been providing psychotherapy to individuals dealing with various mental health concerns.
Client Focus: Individuals (starting at 16+)
Types of Therapy: CBT, Mindfulness, Inner Child
Issues: Anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem, trauma, relationship issues, and grief.
More Than Just My Work: “If you correct your mind, the rest of your life will fall into place” – Lao Tzu
Often times we find ourselves overwhelmed and preoccupied in a negative mindset. We feel stuck wi... Read More
Katie Bergin Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist
Many clients come to therapy feeling as though their ability to cope has been stretched to its limits.
They find it difficult to imagine things could be different, and even harder to imagine them staying the same. With kindness, humor, and authenticity, I support clients to uncover inner resources and strengths that can help them gain effective ways to cope with and overcome issues. This work is grounded in the concept of radical self-acceptance which invites clients to challenge the patterns and voices that can keep us from living a full and authentic life. By creating a space that encourages personal expression and exploration, clients are supported to feel safe to engage with, and contend with the struggles that are limiting their lives.
I work from a person-centered approach that puts an emphasis on the fit of the therapeutic relationship. I believe that the success of the client’s therapeutic experience lies in the relationship between therapist and client. I aim to enhance the client experience by bringing security, trust and comfort to therapy, so that core level healing can be facilitated, and a client can learn how to be informed by their emotions rather than be used by them.
Katie is a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist with a Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto. Katie’s recent background was in community mental health with Griffin Centre (now Lumenus Community Services) where she worked with some of the city’s most complex and vulnerable populations, and has supported many youth and families to explore meaningful growth when struggling with issues like conflict, mood and behavior challenges, low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, suicidality, and self-harm. Katie was also a member of Griffin’s Centre trauma team which specializes in the assessment and treatment of complex trauma.
Client Focus: Families, individuals, children and youth (starting at 4+), couples
Types of Therapy: CBT (for multiple populations and presentations), DBT, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Mindfulness, arts-based interventions, Trauma, Solutions-Focused Brief Therapy (multiple populations and presentations), Collaborative Problem Solving.
Issues: Anxiety, depression, trauma, behaviour challenges, parent coaching, self-esteem, self harm and suicidality, family conflict, parent-child/teen conflict, intellectual and learning disabilities, dual diagnosis, substance use, anger management, mood and behaviour disorders. Family conflict, children and adolescents, parenting, self-esteem, self-harm and suicidality, Miscarriage and pregnancy loss, infertility/fertility issues, substance use and addictions and adoption.
More Than Just My Work: “Radical acceptance rests on letting go of the illusion of control, and a willingness to notice and accept things as they are right now, without judging.” Marsha Linehan
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Christine Knox MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker and Registered Psychotherapist
Most of us struggle with the range of emotions that occur in response to life events. Sitting with the more challenging emotions like sadness or worry, often leads to suppressing or avoiding them. This may work in the short term but it’s not a lasting solution. People often choose therapy looking for relief and guidance.
I support my clients to be present with all emotions and understand how they connect to our actions or experiences. I really feel that I’m fortunate to be along side for the journey. There are many different theories I may draw from but change comes from my clients as they are the experts in their own lives. People develop a deeper understanding of themselves, more comfort in experiencing a range of emotions and they find ways that help them to cope with the many challenges of life.
Christine is a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University and has been practicing for 18 years. Christine has gained rich experience working in child and adolescent mental health across several settings including Lakeridge Health Oshawa, Trillium Health Centre and the Peel District School Board. She has worked with youth and families dealing with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, mood disorders, ADHD, behaviour challenges and chronic health conditions. Christine is also practicing neurofeedback having a strong interest in brain based treatments.
Client Focus: Adults
Types of Therapy: ACT, DBT, CBT, Brief Solution Focused, Distress Tolerance, Neurofeedback intakes, QEEG analyses, Neurofeedback
Issues: Anxiety, depression, OCD, adjustment disorder, ADHD, self esteem, life transitions
More Than Just My Work: I like hearing my family laugh, painting, music, playing with my dog and anytime I can be near the ocean.
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Arkadiy Volkov M.A., Registered Psychotherapist
Do you feel sometimes that you could be somebody else but if you try to define who this person is you can’t find the right words. Someone free from the anxiety, the guilt, the fears? Someone understanding where they are going and knowing they control their emotions and decisions, not the other way round? There is this feeling and you know it can be trusted, but you just can’t grasp it. Sometimes a dialogue with another person can create this unique space where your voice can be truly heard.
I work from a client-centered perspective, where your thoughts and feelings, your voice and your freedom are the most important. I also have training in CBT and somatic approaches and use this knowledge to help you find the right questions to ask yourself, fully experience your life and take actions to reach the goals you set.
EXPERIENCE: Arkadiy is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Moscow State University of Psychology and Education graduate with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology. He has 7 years of post graduate experience as a psychotherapist working in private practice, educational and clinical settings. He has training in CBT, Experiential Psychotherapy, as well as Somatic Experiencing, and provides psychotherapy in English and Russian.
CLIENT FOCUS: Adults, Couples, Families, Children 7+
TYPES OF THERAPY: CBT, Somatic Experiencing, Co-experiencing, Client-centered
SPECIALTIES: Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Stress, Life Transitions, Self-understanding
MORE THAN JUST MY WORK: I love art, history and philosophy, and enjoy brewing tea for my friends and browsing old bookstores.
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Dr. Scott Anderson Registered Psychologist, Psy.D., C. Psych.
INTRODUCTION: I believe the foundation of therapy rests upon expanding one’s insight and increasing one’s ability to respond in a more flexible manner based upon their environment. We all can get stuck in patterns of behavior that are not helpful and prevent us from moving forward in life.
I strive to create an environment where my clients feel safe, understood, and validated. An environment in which my clients can express the truth of their lived experience; the happy, sad, embarrassing, joyful, scary, anxious, and stressful times. Through a mindfulness lens in conjunction with other therapy approaches, I encourage my clients to explore their thoughts, bodily sensations, and changes in mood to identify patterns of behavior that may be keeping them from moving forward in their life. We can work together to identify these patterns and how to create new habits, behaviors, and thoughts that lead to a better life.
EXPERIENCE: After completing his undergraduate studies in Psychology (and Kinesiology) at the University of Lethbridge and a Masters degree in sport and Performance Psychology at the University of Denver, Scott graduated with a Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) in Counseling Psychology from Springfield College (Springfield, Massachusetts) in 2021. Scott has four years of experience providing psychological treatment and assessment to children, adolescents, and adults, under the supervision of registered/licensed clinical psychologists.
Across Denver Colorado, Springfield Massachusetts, Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Toronto, Ontario, Scott has gained experience working in a community mental health practice, psychiatric hospital, private practice, and a tier one trauma hospital. Scott has treated a variety of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, PTSD, substance abuse, panic disorder, and personality complexities. Furthermore, Scott has experience with complex factors that are experienced in life which can exacerbate mental health concerns such as grief, life transitions, relationship difficulties, and identity complexities. Scott has training conducting Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) and two years of experience using neurofeedback as a treatment modality.
Scott’s background also includes treating a variety of uniform service members such as military personnel, firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and correctional officers.
CLIENT FOCUS: First responders, Adults
TYPES OF THERAPY: Mindfulness, Neurofeedback, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy.
ISSUES: Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Panic attacks, Substance use, Social Anxiety, Emotion Regulation, and Coping Skills.
MORE THAN JUST MY WORK: I’m a dog lover who loves a good book and spending time outdoors. I also enjoy watching sports and attending live sporting events!
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Stephanie Boyle-Ehsani M.A., Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Being here means that you’ve taken that first, courageous step in recognizing when support is needed. You may be navigating a life transition, struggling with managing your emotions, experiencing racing thoughts, worrying about the future, finding it hard to get motivated, or struggling to experience the joys in your life. I’m here to help you navigate the path on your healing journey.
I believe in the healing nature of the therapeutic relationship. My aim is to provide you with a warm, safe, and non-judgmental space to explore your experiences. Together we will identify tools to help you through your challenges in a way that is more effective for you. I take a client-centered approach, which means you are in the driver’s seat; my role is to help you read the map. Our approach to therapy will be eclectic and incorporate a variety of modalities. Together we can create a treatment plan that supports your unique needs.
EXPERIENCE: Stephanie is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and received her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree from Yorkville University. She has completed Emotion-Focused Therapy Level-1 training and is also training to become a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist through the Arizona Trauma Institute. She previously attended York University to obtain her Bachelor’ degree in Psychology and completed a certificate program in American Sign Language and Deaf Studies at George Brown College. Stephanie has over 10 years of experience in developmental services providing therapeutic, teaching, and programming support to individuals with exceptionalities: mainly ADHD, Learning Disabilities, and Autism. Prior to beginning her internship at TNPC, Stephanie developed an early literacy program to support all types of learners.
CLIENT FOCUS: Individuals, Adults, Teens, and Children
TYPES OF THERAPY: Dialectal Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Mindfulness, Trauma-Informed
SPECIALTIES: Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Trauma, Peer Relationships, Self-Esteem, Stress, Emotional Regulation, Life Transitions, Living with Disability, ADHD, and Learning Disabilities.
MORE THAN JUST MY WORK: Outside of work, I am an avid knitter and proud “dog lady”. I enjoy spending time with friends and family and coming up with new knitting projects I can make for them!
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Shanti Persaud-Georgiou M.A., Registered Psychotherapist
We each have a story, what’s yours?
I would be honored to hold space with you, to hear that story. All too often this is too hard for us to do on our own. As a natural helper, I’m here to listen, support and reflect while you explore your narrative. In our time together, you will have the openness to unfold and unpack, enlighten and transform, all those thoughts, emotions and situations that you have been holding onto.
I trust in the heart of talk therapy, where we can have an authentic conversation.
I believe that individuals can thrive, that they have the tenacity and will power to make the necessary changes to make their lives how they envision it.
I understand the struggles are real, we get tired, too busy, too overwhelmed, too everything…that eventually time passes and the feeling of ‘stuck’ remains.
Coming from a client centered approach, I strive towards building a strong and trusted therapeutic relationship, with a non-judgemental and a safe space for you to share your experiences. I offer a holistic approach that provides coping skills towards a treatment plan that best suits your unique self.
This is your journey; taking a small step will still be a step in the right direction towards your wellness.
Are you ready? I am.
Shanti is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who is currently working towards her Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She is also a Certified Coach and obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at York University. She has been volunteering at Sick Kids in the Pathways Grief Support Program for the past eight years and has been a Crisis Line Support volunteer at the Distress Center of Peel.
Shanti has experience in being a leader in the corporate world for over 25 plus years and brings relatable experience from that realm.
It’s important to also share one’s life experiences! I am a strong confident woman, wife, mother, daughter who shows up as her authentic self, who acknowledges that I am only human and moving forward day by day, the best I can.
Client Focus: Adults, Teens 13+
Types of Therapy: Client -centered approach, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Gratitude and Positive practices, Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative and Cultural focused Talk Therapy
Issues: Stress, Burnout, Anxiety, Depression, Coping Skills, Workplace concerns, Emotional, Disturbance, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, and other concerns that impact your quality of life.
More Than Just My Work: Self-care, Self-Compassion and Self-Love are big values of mine. I am an avid reader and am loving Audible! I also love to dance as a way of keeping fit! As a mother of two in an interracial marriage, I understand the world of combining cultures and raising a family.
“One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another, is to listen to each other’s stories” Rebecca Falls
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Carly Reinkeluers RP, BCN,, MA, Board Certified in Neurofeedback
In today’s fast paced and unpredictable world, it is easy to feel overwhelmed and “stuck” in patterns of thinking and behaving that hinder healthy growth and development.
It is not unexpected that people are feeling more mentally and physically burnt out as a result and unsure how to move forward to feel more balanced. This is where Neurofeedback supports the brain in developing greater resiliency and flexibility and in general, the mind and body’s capacity for healing.
I believe in the relationship between the mind, body, brain (and for many, the spirit). I meet clients from a holistic perspective and support them as their brains learn new and healthier patterns of functioning, come into greater balance and build resiliency. I believe that every individual has strengths and successes, struggles and setbacks, goals and aspirations. Through empathetic and compassionate understanding, I use Neurofeedback as a tool to help my clients learn more about themselves, their brains and the patterns of functioning that are no longer serving them.
Carly holds an honours degree in Psychology, a Bachelor of Education degree (primary-junior) and a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology. She is also currently completing her certification in becoming a Board Certified Neurotherapist with the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Carly has extensive working experience in developmental services providing therapeutic, Neurofeedback, teaching and care-planning support to individuals with exceptionalities and their families/caregivers; mainly ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s, FASD, Learning Disabilities, Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome. For the last two years, Carly has provided Neurofeedback services and completed QEEG brain maps for individuals of all ages, couples and families.
Client Focus: Adults, Children
Types of Therapy: Neurofeedback
Issues: Anxiety, Stress, Burnout, Depression, Sleep Issues, Trauma, Post-Concussion Symptoms, Peak Performance
More Than Just My Work: “The source of all abundance is not outside you. It is a part of who you are.” Echkart Tolle
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Tamara Fernandez M.A., Registered Psychotherapist, BCBA, ADHD Program Director
Alexandra Podgorska M.A., Registered Psychotherapist
Have you been struggling with personal issues lately? From experiencing anxiety, self-esteem concerns, relationship problems, to trauma – let’s talk.
I am here to be your support – to help ask you the questions that will offer some insight and challenge your thinking – to explore coping tools with you – to help you better understand yourself and foster personal growth and change. I offer a non-judgmental and safe place for you to express yourself and process whatever you are going through.
You are unique and so I take on an eclectic approach to counselling; by taking into consideration a variety of therapeutic principles and philosophies in order to create an ideal treatment plan to meet your specific needs.
EXPERIENCE: Alex is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Yorkville University graduate with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology. She has also volunteered as a crisis counsellor at Victim Services for two years. She has training in Neurofeedback, Quantitative Electroenecephalograph Assessments, Psychoeducational Assessments, EMDR, as well as Brain-Spotting.
CLIENT FOCUS: Individuals, children starting 12+
TYPES OF THERAPY: CBT, Mindfulness, Solution-Focused Therapy, EMDR, Brain-spotting, Neurofeedback
SPECIALTIES: Trauma and PTSD, Anxiety, Coping Skills, Emotional Disturbance, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sleep or Insomnia, Stress
MORE THAN JUST MY WORK: I’m an extroverted INFJ who is addicted to chocolate chip cookies and dogs.
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Mia Omara M.A., Registered Psychotherapist
I encourage you to realize your own inherent strengths in a safe, and non-judgmental environment. I am committed to helping you achieve the change you wish to see in your life through the use of dynamic and integrative approaches that are tailored to each client. I view therapy as a collaborative approach which allows me to focus on establishing a strong therapeutic alliance with you while I walk with you on your journey to self-improvement.
I look forward to exploring any issues you wish to tackle during the course of our time together within a strong psychotherapeutic relationship. I will create a safe, non-judgemental space for you to overcome past trauma, while continuing to foster your growth and development.
EXPERIENCE: Mia is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Yorkville University graduate with a Masters’ Degree in Counselling Psychology. She has training in Gottman Levels I and II and is receiving continuing training specializing in CBT from the University of Toronto.
CLIENT FOCUS: Individuals, Teens, Couples
TYPES OF THERAPY: CBT, Attachment, Solution-Focused Therapy, Gottman, Existentialism, Psychodynamic
ISSUES: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Conflicts, Self Esteem, Coping Strategies, Peer Relationships, Trauma, Self-Exploration
MORE THAN JUST MY WORK: I enjoy spending time in nature, yoga, a good cup of coffee, and spending time with my partner, family, and friends.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” ― Viktor E. Frankl
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Dr. Will Birman Psy.D., C. Psych.
The experience of being human can be a great challenge in our current world despite the conventional wisdom offering oversimplified solutions. Instead of relying on inadequate shortcuts, Psychotherapy aims to address deeper sources of distress and discomfort to provoke more lasting development, resiliency, and self-understanding.
In approaching therapeutic practice, I strive to create an environment of authentic meeting and emotional freedom for my clients. Through the mutual unfolding of the diverse elements that contribute to one’s subjective life, I encourage my clients to compassionately witness their experiences, and learn about their personal and relational patterns more openly. Through the dynamic cultivation of an interpersonal context of security, respect, trust, and honesty, I aim to support individuals in developing their abilities to authentically meet, bravely face, and gradually heal the unique conundrums and traumas affecting them – while at the same time acknowledging the broader social, cultural, and systemic conditions that surround their challenges.
Will is licensed with the College of Psychologists of Ontario as a clinical psychologist working with adult populations. Across Toronto, Vancouver, and Cleveland, he has 7 years of experience providing psychological treatment and assessment in community mental health, university counselling, and private practice treatment settings. Will graduated with a Psy.D. (Doctor of Psychology) in Clinical Psychology from Adler University (Vancouver, BC) in 2020. He has experience working with a variety of presentations, including individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, ADHD, learning disorders, intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorders, substance abuse, personality disorders, work-related injuries, and other common propellants of psychological issues (e.g., shame and guilt, social and relationship challenges, life transitions, chronic pain, grief and loss, interpersonal sensitivity, systemic oppression and marginalization).
Client Focus: Adults
Types of Therapy: Mindfulness-based CBT, Relational psychodynamic psychotherapy, Psychodynamic therapy, Psychological Assessments, Attachment-based psychotherapy, Family systems, Interpersonal psychotherapy, existential therapy, client-centered therapy, Gestalt therapy, Adlerian therapy, narrative therapy, prolonged exposure therapy, integrative psychotherapy, play and art-based therapy
Issues: Anxiety and stress, depression and dysphoria, trauma and PTSD, ADHD and learning challenges, Anger and acting out behaviour, parent–child relationship strain, relationship challenges, grief and loss, life transitions, issues of self-identity, confusion and alienation, social anxiety and interpersonal sensitivity, intergenerational and cultural trauma, systemic oppression and marginalization
More Than Just My Work: I really love listening to jazz music (and dabbling on the drums), as well as biking and swimming—but not all three at the same time!
The experience of being human can be a great challenge in our current world despite the conventio... Read More
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