Our Therapists

Our therapists have made profiles and videos so you can get to know them. Just click on the pictures below to see who you think might be a good fit for you.

Our Intake Advisors can also work with you to you pick a therapist who will be a good fit for you. They know what kind of treatments and problems each therapist is best at. They also know who has current openings – so you can start as soon as possible. Request an appointment and one of our Intake Advisors will get in touch with you.

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Barbara Gasser, MSW, RSW.

Registered Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Windsor

Barbara Gasser, MSW, RSW.

Registered Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Windsor

As your therapist, I aim to create a therapeutic space where you can genuinely be yourself regardless of who you are, where you come from, and how you define your concerns. I understand that it is often difficult or scary to be vulnerable, and I will do my best to create a safe and comfortable space for you to share your story while being warm, encouraging, and non-judgmental. I also understand that sometimes we may know exactly what we need, and other times, we do not. That is okay. I can support you by sitting with you and helping you discover yourself. I can help you explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences, cope with various life stressors and conflicts, and build skills to live a meaningful and purposeful life. I will work within your environmental context while being sensitive to your background, including cultural and spiritual orientation, to help you build on existing capacities and resources while working collaboratively with you towards your desired change.

My previous experience includes helping adults and seniors cope with grief and/or loss of someone or something they loved, chronic health issues or chronic pain (e.g., chronic pain that is associated with depression and anxiety), social isolation, anxiety/stress resulting from various life issues, conflicts within individual relationships, and helping individuals to understand difficult emotions (e.g., anger, fear, jealousy, etc.).

I use a holistic and strength-based approach tailored to your unique needs and blend different techniques from Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness.

416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Chantelle Ali, MSW, RSW.

Registered Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto.

Chantelle Ali, MSW, RSW.

Registered Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto.

  • As your therapist I will do my best to listen to your life experiences and meet you wherever you are with kindness and understanding. I understand the challenges that come with living across multiple cultures, and I will work to understand your unique perspective and help you navigate more comfortably in your situation. I will do my best to work with you to identify and work towards goals that can improve areas of your life and help you feel better.
  • Every person is different, and I will work with you to tailor an approach to meet your particular concerns and priorities. I draw from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness and Brain Science approaches to help clients tackle the challenges in their lives and feel better faster.
  • I can help you with anxiety, stress, depression, low self-esteem, relationship issues, difficult life events or trauma, and difficulties with life transitions -- including the birth of a child or the breakdown of a relationship.
  • I also value your feedback about our work together and will work to implement your feedback into our sessions to ensure that we stay on track in meeting your goals and making improvements in your life.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Jade R, MA, RP (Q).

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville

Jade R, MA, RP (Q).

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville

My goal is to meet my clients where they are at, and offer them non-judgmental listening rooted in warmth, empathy, compassion, and respect. I aim to cultivate a strong working relationship with each of you – this relationship is vital to achieving meaningful, lasting change. I want you all to know you are being heard, supported, and respected throughout your therapeutic journey.

My approach to individual counselling integrates elements from several treatment approaches including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Client Centered Therapy, and Mindfulness. This allows me to tailor treatment to meet your unique needs. It utilizes the modalities and techniques best suited to your individual preferences.

I have wide experience in the field of grief and bereavement. As a therapist, I can help you navigate the grieving process by providing you with a safe space to express your feelings, to build new relationships and develop a sense of self after your loss. Together, we can ensure that you will continue to live life in a meaningful and fulfilled way.

Additionally, I have a special interest in working with individuals who have experienced perinatal and/or antenatal loss, those affected by infertility and individuals struggling with intimate relationship issues.

I can also help with a variety of issues including anxiety, chronic stress, depression, trauma/PTSD, addiction, relationship struggles, interpersonal struggles, life transitions and parenting.

I look forward to meeting you and working together.

416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Kasi Sewraj, M.Ed, RP (Q).

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Ottawa

Kasi Sewraj, M.Ed, RP (Q).

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Ottawa

  • As your therapist, it would be my honor and privilege to connect with you surrounding your story and your needs. I see my role as a gentle listener, aiming to support and challenge you in ways that feel right for you. I believe that connections can heal, and I hope to provide a safe space for you to explore, uncover and rediscover yourself.
  • My style has been described as warm, supportive, gentle, compassionate, and playful. I see my clients as the experts on their stories and I aim to use a collaborative approach to help ensure that they are getting exactly what they want out of their sessions.
  • I have experience working with people who were facing a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, work-life imbalances, life transition challenges, stress, academic performance issues, relationship problems, coping skills, grief and loss, difficulties with emotions, childhood trauma, exploring identity (racial/cultural/sexual) & women’s issues.
  • I aim to use integrative psychotherapy that pulls useful strategies and techniques from multiple lenses to support our work. Some of the approaches I draw on include Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Emotion-Focused, Humanistic, Relational, Person-Centered and Existential Therapies.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Noah Butler, MA, RP (Q).

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University

Noah Butler, MA, RP (Q).

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University

My therapeutic approach is grounded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and incorporates elements of Mindfulness and Solution Focused Therapy.

I strive to work collaboratively with each one of my clients. When we start to work together, I will listen to your specific needs and concerns. Together we will create an individualized treatment plan that works to address your goals and takes into consideration where you are starting out.

I’ve worked with clients with anxiety, stress, depression, grief, anger, relationship issues, and other life struggles. During our time together, I have helped clients become better able to address and manage these issues.

I will provide a warm and welcoming space for you to talk about your thoughts and feelings openly and without fear of judgment.

416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Lucie Hager, MAT, MSW, RSW.

Registered Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work

Lucie Hager, MAT, MSW, RSW.

Registered Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work

  • As your therapist I will listen to your experiences of life with empathy, non-judgment and a desire to understand and appreciate your perspective in order for you to discover new perspectives or new ways of coping with life’s challenges.
  • My wish is for each client to feel truly heard and supported and to work together to identify what needs to happen to begin to feel better, more grounded or motivated and capable of tackling the challenges of life.
  • Everyone is unique and comes to therapy with varying concerns and priorities. I will work with you to find the most helpful approach so you receive the most benefit from our time together.  My approach is grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) which all begin with establishing a strong working relationship based on trust, caring and respect.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Alana Thompson, RP (Q)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Master of Education in Counselling Psychology, OISE, University of Toronto

Alana Thompson, RP (Q)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Master of Education in Counselling Psychology, OISE, University of Toronto

Reaching out for therapy can often be an intimidating endeavour. It can also be the first step towards achieving meaningful change and living a life more aligned with your values and authentic self. As your therapist, I will create a safe, non-judgmental, and compassionate space where your story can be heard.

I will listen to you with warmth and a desire to understand so that together we can begin to untangle the pieces of your life that have become stuck. 

Whether you are dealing with the effects of overwhelming stress and anxiety, feelings of sadness or loss of motivation, low self-worth, difficult emotions such as guilt and shame, substance use, the loss of a loved one, relationship difficulties, or perhaps just not feeling like yourself - you are not alone. Whatever it is, I will sit with you and work together to cultivate new insights and find effective ways of coping with that allow you to move forward in a way that feels right for you. 

I believe that therapy is not a one-size fits all solution, so I will work to mold my approach to what you find works best. My style has been described as warm, supportive, client-centered, trauma-informed, and strengths-based. Some of the approaches I incorporate into sessions include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. 

I look forward to meeting you.

Danuta Markiewicz, M.ED, RP.

Master of Education in Counselling Psychology, OISE, University of Toronto.

Danuta Markiewicz, M.ED, RP.

Master of Education in Counselling Psychology, OISE, University of Toronto.

  • Registered Psychotherapist
  • Psychotherapy grounded in Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Works with mental health issues (depression, anxiety, phobias, panic attacks); emotional distress related to personal issues (school, work, family, finances, relationships); anger, frustration, guilt, shame; grief and loss; poor self-image, low self-esteem or self-confidence; social disengagement; loneliness and isolation
  • Client-centered, strength-based approach to therapy
Watch a 2 minute video with Danuta Markiewicz.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Rucha Rabadia, M.Ed., RP, OAMHP

Registered Psychotherapist, M.Ed., Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Toronto

Rucha Rabadia, M.Ed., RP, OAMHP

Registered Psychotherapist, M.Ed., Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy, University of Toronto

  • As your therapist, I will do my best to understand you, to be kind, and to focus on your concerns. I understand what it’s like to live in more than one culture and navigate generational differences. I can help you find a balance between respecting your heritage and becoming your own person.
  • If you would like guidance with current issues in your life, I can help you develop effective coping skills, and make changes that are better aligned with your goals and values. I can help you learn more about living well, so your life and relationships can feel full and be meaningful.I can help you use the therapy space to focus inward, better understand yourself, and work through difficult experiences. I can help you connect with yourself, and provide clarity on how you can take care of yourself while you are also being mindful of others.
  • I can help you with a variety of issues such as: anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, addiction, body image, OCD, managing stress and difficult emotions (anger, shame, guilt), work/academic issues, relationships, self-esteem, life changes and loss, and identity (racial/cultural/sexual).
  • Some of my approaches are: Cognitive-Behavioural, Emotion-Focused, Compassion-Focused, ACT, Psychodynamic, Narrative, and Mindfulness. When we talk, we can determine which approaches would be most beneficial for you. I look forward to meeting and working with you.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Dillon Dodson MSW, RSW.

Registered Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work

Dillon Dodson MSW, RSW.

Registered Social Worker with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work

My approach is grounded in the belief that we are all doing the very best we can with the resources, knowledge and experience we have. That being said, we can always continue to learn and grow….and this is where we start. I have spent the bulk of my professional life supporting people with compounding experiences of marginalization and structural vulnerability, including experiences from childhood that continue to linger and are alive to this very moment. I believe in the practice of weaving together therapeutic strategies to ensure individualized and personalized care.

Some of my approaches include: DBT, CBT, narrative therapy, mindfulness and somatic practices. I have specialized training to assist those with experiences of trauma, specifically survivors of sexual exploitation and violence, using a phased approach emphasizing safety and stability restoration.

I am a firm believer in the power of the human-animal bond. I am currently engaged in continued education related to pet loss and bereavement counselling, as well as working to become a certified animal-assisted psychotherapist. For those who are blessed to have pets in your life, I welcome their presence during session. I am also a keen believer in incorporating nature into session, if desirable, and look to find creative ways to do so via visualization, guided exercises or even session-in-motion.

I truly look forward to working together to find the most suitable strategies and skills that will best meet your needs.

416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Dr. Paul Kelly, Clinical Director.

Founder of The Mindfulness Clinic.

Dr. Paul Kelly, Clinical Director.

Founder of The Mindfulness Clinic.

  • Meditator for the past 40 years
  • Psychologist, Ph.D. University of Waterloo, 1985
  • At Toronto General Hospital, 1988-1997, over 1,000 patients participated in his mindfulness group program
  • Instructor, University of Toronto Faculty of Social Work
Watch a 2 minute video with Dr. Paul Kelly.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Michelle Philippe MA, RP(Q)

Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Western University

Michelle Philippe MA, RP(Q)

Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Western University

  • I will:
    • Take a warm, compassionate, and strengths-based approach to therapy
    • Listen with empathy and non-judgement
    • Meet you where you are right now
  • I can help you:
    • Cope with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, and grief/loss
    • Manage heavy emotions (shame, self-criticism, not feeling “good enough”)
    • Achieve balance and address perfectionism in arts, athletics, or academics
    • Explore your emotions, thoughts, and experiences in a safe way
    • Learn skills that will empower you to make positive changes and move forward in the direction of what is most important to you
    • I love to go on nature walks; I am passionate about writing and reading poetry, and occasionally perform spoken word; I have practiced Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai kickboxing, competitive dance, yoga, and weightlifting.
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Fatima Mustafa, M.Ed., RP.

Master of Education Concentration in Counselling Psychology from University of Ottawa

Fatima Mustafa, M.Ed., RP.

Master of Education Concentration in Counselling Psychology from University of Ottawa

Are you feeling stuck? 

Many people see therapy as an intimidating space with one-sided conversations and a professional that analyzes (and judges) you from behind a clipboard. I see therapy as a space where we meet as two flawed human beings and try to see and work at things together. I want to help you get unstuck from painful thoughts and feelings that are getting in your way and help you find meaning and purpose in work, family, friendships and other areas you value. 

Life is too short to let anxiety keep us from living fully. I have helped individuals with issues such as anxiety, OCD, insomnia, ADHD, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, life stressors, difficult emotions (anger, shame, guilt), and unwanted thought and behavioural patterns so that they could achieve personal goals. I can also help you develop life-enhancing skills such as mindfulness, self-compassion and social skills.

My approach is grounded in Client-Centered Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Mindfulness-based approaches.

Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

MARCO MASCARIN, PH.D, RP.

PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy–Dissertation Focused on Systemic and Integrative Approaches to Health and Healing.

MARCO MASCARIN, PH.D, RP.

PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy–Dissertation Focused on Systemic and Integrative Approaches to Health and Healing.

  • Over 20 years of meditation practice and 15 years as a meditation teacher
  • Clinical expertise working with anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem concerns, spiritual growth & life transitions, existential issues, identity and development
  • Trained in solution-focused, grief & trauma models, Creative Therapy and systemic-integrative approaches. Mindfulness approaches inlcude mindfulness-based addiction recovery (MBAR), mindfulness-based trauma recovery (MBTR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT).
  • Extensive training in Medical Qigong and somatic approaches to healing
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Robbi Collings M.Ed, RP.

Registered Psychotherapist, Masters of Education in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Robbi Collings M.Ed, RP.

Registered Psychotherapist, Masters of Education in Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • As we go through difficult experiences, I believe that there is comfort in not being alone. A connection with another person can provide an opportunity to feel safe as we explore unknown parts of our lives. I am hopeful and believe that there are possibilities that are here to be uncovered in each of us.
  • I bring generosity of spirit into my work and will meet you where you are at in your process and we will move forward in a way that feels right for you. I am open to sitting with whatever it is that you are experiencing, including those places that may feel scary, painful or overwhelming.
  • With the belief that each person’s story is unique, I will cater my approach to suit your needs integrating different concepts and practices from a variety of approaches. My approach has been described as warm, sensitive, compassionate, accepting and playful, as well as humanistic, trauma-informed, client-centered, strengths-based, and experiential.
  • I have experience working with emotions (e.g., anxiety, panic, depression, loneliness, guilt or shame), life situations (e.g., relationship difficulties, feeling stuck, financial stress, or stress at work or school), trauma (i.e., exploring past experiences of abuse or neglect, intense internal experiences and various trauma responses), and patterns and habits (e.g., perfectionism, critical thinking patterns, issues with self-image, self-esteem or self-confidence)
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Tina Hjorngaard, RSW, M.Ed.

Registered Social Worker with a MEd. in Counselling Psychology

Tina Hjorngaard, RSW, M.Ed.

Registered Social Worker with a MEd. in Counselling Psychology

  • Over 20 years experience working with individuals, couples, youth and families from diverse communities with issues ranging from anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, anger, low self-esteem, psychiatric diagnoses, relationship challengers, substance use issues, disordered eating, parenting challengers, gender and sexuality issues.
  • Integrates theory and practice from Gestalt Therapy, Attachment Theory, Mindfulness approaches, Emotion-Focused Therapy and Somatic Therapy towards self and relationship fulfillment.

Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Dr. Jennifer Monforton, PhD.

Phd in clinical psychology from Ryerson University.

Dr. Jennifer Monforton, PhD.

Phd in clinical psychology from Ryerson University.

  • Over 10 years of experience providing therapy (individual and group-based treatment) and psychological assessment in a variety of clinical settings
  • Extensive training in helping individuals struggling with insomnia, anxiety (e.g., obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety, excessive worry, panic attacks), and depression
  • Approach is grounded in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques and may integrate mindfulness and self-care strategies
  • Conducts and has published research examining the role of repetitive, unhelpful thinking in the maintenance of anxiety
Watch a 2 minute video with Jennifer Monforton.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Karina Rakhimova, MA, RP.

Registered Psychotherapist with a Master’s Degree in Psychology Program from The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia

Karina Rakhimova, MA, RP.

Registered Psychotherapist with a Master’s Degree in Psychology Program from The Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia

  • Over seven years of experience working with individuals and groups.
  • Supports the idea that person’s story, pain, set of struggles are unique to the person. There is no approach in therapy that would fit all. Taking on the role of collaborator vs. expert, opens herself to a person’s "lived experience", stays present and meets the person where they are.
  • Integrates concepts and practices from variety of approaches with the central idea of human inner wisdom and ability to heal and create a meaning of life experiences.
  • Helps people find ways to tackle their life challenges whether its making an important step in life, dealing with a long-lasting anxiety, not giving in to depression, learning how to leave with grief, solving of torturing dilemma, or learning a balance of closeness/separation.
  • Integrates concepts and principals of Existential therapy, Internal Family Systems, Emotion-Focused, Meaning, Cognitive Behavioral and Sensorimotor therapies in creating a unique therapy for each person’s needs.

Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Rae Dolman, MASc, RP, RMFT.

Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University Of Waterloo, Ontario.

Rae Dolman, MASc, RP, RMFT.

Master’s Degree in Psychology from the University Of Waterloo, Ontario.

  • Registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)
  • Clinical member of the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT)
  • Specializes in working with individuals and couples who are struggling with sexual concerns or relationship issues
  • Other areas of expertise include: anxiety, depression, stress, low self esteem, and emotion regulation.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Greg Samuelson, RN, RP.

Registered Nurse & Registered Psychotherapist With A Specialty Certification In Mental Health Nursing And A Certificate In Mindfulness And Psychotherapy.

Greg Samuelson, RN, RP.

Registered Nurse & Registered Psychotherapist With A Specialty Certification In Mental Health Nursing And A Certificate In Mindfulness And Psychotherapy.

  • Training in Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Interpersonal Psychotherapy.
  • Experience treating Anxiety, Panic, Emotion Dysegulation, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Psychotic Disorders and Personality Disorders.
  • A practitioner and teacher of Zen Meditation.
Watch a 2 minute video with Greg Samuelson, RN
416-847-7118
New Market / York Region

Anna Woo, MEd, RP.

M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology from The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.

Anna Woo, MEd, RP.

M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology from The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto.

  • Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario
  • Over 18 years of experience working with individuals with depression, anxiety, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, stress-related problems, grief and loss, pain management, anger managment and interpersonal problems.
  • Special interest in working with individuals struggling with second generation issues and cultural conflcits
  • Approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, client-centred, relaxation and Imagery techniques, Mindfulness and behavioural interventions
  • Completed certification in 2017 in Core Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) Facilitation through the Centre for Mindfulness Studies and the University of Toronto Factor-Inwentash School of Social Work.
Watch a 2 minute video with Anna Woo
416-847-7118
Don Mills/Eglinton

VAISHNAVI NADESU, M.A, RP.

Master’s degree in Psychology from Adler School of Professional Studies in Toronto, and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist from the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals.

VAISHNAVI NADESU, M.A, RP.

Master’s degree in Psychology from Adler School of Professional Studies in Toronto, and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist from the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals.

  • Worked with diverse clientele, and have a vast understanding of cultural differences.
  • Experience working with individuals presenting with depression and anxiety, as well as substance abuse, addictions, trauma, gender, anger management, relationships, and self-esteem concerns.
  • Believe in taking an empathic and eclectic approach to counselling, incorporating strategies and techniques from various theoretical approaches to suit the needs of each client.
  • Specialized training in Trauma Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-focused therapy, mindfulness, and relaxation techniques.
Watch a 2 minute video with Vaishnavi Nadesu
416-847-7118
Don Mills/Eglinton

Justin La Rose, OACCP, RP.

Therapist at The Mindfulness Clinic.

Justin La Rose, OACCP, RP.

Therapist at The Mindfulness Clinic.

  • Compassionate and warm approach to therapy that integrates complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a personalized approach tailored to each client or couple.
  • Advanced training in couples and family therapy
  • Extensive training in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for anxiety disorders, depression, psychosis and OCD from the Beck Institute.
  • 20 years of Buddhist Mindfulness Meditation practice.
Watch a 2 minute video with Justin La Rose
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)
Michelle Denis

Michelle Denis, BFA, ExAT, RP.

Registered Psychotherapist, Trauma-informed Somatic and Mindfulness Based Therapist, Expressive Arts Therapist and Hand in Hand Parenting Professional.

Michelle Denis

Michelle Denis, BFA, ExAT, RP.

Registered Psychotherapist, Trauma-informed Somatic and Mindfulness Based Therapist, Expressive Arts Therapist and Hand in Hand Parenting Professional.

  • 14 years personal meditation practice and 10 years 5 Rhythms mindful movement practice.
  • 8 years experience supporting adults living with the effects of anxiety, depression, addictions, grief, trauma, childhood trauma, difficulties with anger, emotional regulation, and life transitions.
  • Further specialization in supporting parents, teachers and anyone taking care of children.
  • Warm, person-centered approach that invites gentle curiosity, self compassion, and the practice of connecting with an inner body/mind wisdom to heal that we all innately possess.
Watch a 2 minute video with Michelle Denis.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Julia Viskov, M.Ed, RP (Q).

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Masters of Education in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Toronto

Julia Viskov, M.Ed, RP (Q).

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Masters of Education in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Toronto

  • Warm, compassionate, and insight-oriented approach to working with depression, anxiety, relational difficulties, self-esteem, substance misuse, loneliness and isolation, grief and loss, existential issues and meaning-making, immigration and cultural conflicts, spiritual and religious concerns, and life transitions.
  • Strengths-based and client-centered practice informed by mindfulness, psychodynamic theory, social justice, philosophical inquiry, narrative therapy, and cognitive-behavioural therapy.
  • Over a decade of personal meditation practice.
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

LEEANNA DERINGER, MA, RP.

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria.

LEEANNA DERINGER, MA, RP.

Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria.

  • Meditation practitioner
  • Client and relationship-centred practice informed by mindfulness, somatic psychotherapies, narrative therapies, attachment theory
  • Compassionate approach that is strengths-based and holistic
  • Experience working with: trauma including intergenerational, relationships, chronic stress and anxiety, career counselling, sleep problems, family systems, addictions, self esteem, life transitions, existential issues and meaning-making, identity development including gender and sexuality, decolonization, loneliness and isolation
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Dr. Bahar Haji, C.Psych

Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The University of Windsor

Dr. Bahar Haji, C.Psych

Ph.D. in clinical psychology from The University of Windsor

  • Meditation and yoga practice for over six years
  • Extensive training and experience in assessment and therapy across various clinical settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, private practice, and university counselling centres
  • Trained in short-term as well as long-term evidence-based approaches to therapy including ACT, EFT, CBT, Solution Focused Therapy and modern relational psychodynamic approaches. Emphasizes integration of mindfulness in work with clients where indicated.
  • Approach involves tailoring therapy to individual needs of client to address a range of difficulties including trauma, depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, body image dissatisfaction, relationship difficulties, work stress, behavioural health issues including sleep and addictions, life transitions, adjustment to chronic health conditions, as well as other general life stressors.
Watch a 2 minute video with Bahar Haji
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Mark Bunten MEd, CCC, RP.

Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology (University of Toronto).

Mark Bunten MEd, CCC, RP.

Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology (University of Toronto).

  • Meditation practitioner for over 15 years
  • Certified Canadian Counsellor by the CCPA (Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association) since 2011.
  • Experience helping people with stress, anxiety, depression, life and career transitions, family and relationship issues, and self-esteem.
  • Training in Solution-Focused, Emotion-Focused, Narrative, and Cognitive-Behavioural approaches. Practices a holistic, person-centered approach based on meeting clients where they are and helping them reach their goals.
Watch a 2 minute video with Mark Bunten.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Katrin Mizrahi, MA, RP, LMFT.

MA in Clinical Psychology with Specialization in Postmodern Therapies – PGI

Katrin Mizrahi, MA, RP, LMFT.

MA in Clinical Psychology with Specialization in Postmodern Therapies – PGI

  • Masters in Clinical Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute with Specialization in Postmodern Therapies
  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist - California Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Clinical Fellow - American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • 20+ years of experience working with individuals, couples and families struggling with interpersonal relationships, chronic stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and PTSD, abuse, loss and grief, anger, life transitions and parenting.
  • Personal meditation and yoga practice for over 25 years
Watch a 2 minute video with Katrin Mizrahi
416-847-7118
Midtown

Nazihah Niazi, MA, RP.

Director of Clinical Operations.

Nazihah Niazi, MA, RP.

Director of Clinical Operations.

  • Master In Clinical Psychology From University Of Canberra, Australia.
  • 10 years of experience in psychological assessment and providing therapy.
  • Specific experience includes helping people with issues related to stress, anxiety, abuse, trauma and relationship issues.
  • Therapeutic approaches used include psychoeducation, supportive counselling, person-centered approach and mindfulness practices, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).
Watch a 2 minute video with Nazihah Niazi
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Dr. Nancy Kocovski, PhD, CPsych

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Nancy Kocovski, PhD, CPsych

Clinical Psychologist

  • Professor, Department of Psychology, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Co-author of The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Social Anxiety and Shyness
  • Dr. Kocovski co-facilitates Social Anxiety Groups at The Mindfulness Clinic; she is not currently seeing clients for one-to-one therapy
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)
Rebecca Pedersen

Rebecca Pedersen, MA, RP.

Registered Psychotherapist With A Masters Degree In Clinical Psychology From York University.

Rebecca Pedersen

Rebecca Pedersen, MA, RP.

Registered Psychotherapist With A Masters Degree In Clinical Psychology From York University.

  • Over 14 years of psychotherapy experience treating adults struggling with painful emotions, anger, depression, anxiety, trauma, impulsive behaviours, and relationship issues
  • Extensive training and experience in Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for individuals and couples, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • My approach to therapy is grounded in an atmosphere of safety, empathy and collaboration. I am effective at adjusting my style of therapy depending on the nature of the issue and what the client wants. I am an empathetic and non-judgmental listener. I can help clients better cope with distress, process difficult emotions, change problematic thought patterns, learn new interpersonal skills, increase productivity and make critical decisions. I look forward to helping clients create positive change in their lives.
  • Office is a 2-minute indoor walk from Islington subway station and close to inexpensive parking
Watch a 2 minute video with Rebecca Pedersen
416-847-7118
Etobicoke

Simone Moir, RP.

Gestalt, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy and MBCT Instructor.

Simone Moir, RP.

Gestalt, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy and MBCT Instructor.

  • Gestalt psychotherapy—uses mindfulness and awareness of your feelings and experiences in the body
  • Certified Yoga Instructor specializing in addressing stress, anxiety, insomnia and habit change
  • Visual and performing arts background
  • Experienced in working with depression, anxiety, loneliness, grief and loss, self-esteem, couples and relationship work, life transitions, sexuality, LGBTQ issues, addictions and trauma
  • Simone works out of an office near Queen and Dufferin
Watch a 2 minute video with Simone Moir
416-847-7118
Queen St. W (Queen St. W. & Dufferin St.)

Dr. Jan Fleming

Psychiatrist and Clinical Associate with The Mindfulness Clinic.

Dr. Jan Fleming

Psychiatrist and Clinical Associate with The Mindfulness Clinic.

  • Psychiatrist, M.D. University of Toronto, 1983, FRCPC, 1987
  • Mindfulness meditation practice for over 20 years
  • Co-author of The Mindfulness and Acceptance Workbook for Social Anxiety and Shyness
  • Dr. Fleming co-facilitates Social Anxiety Groups at The Mindfulness Clinic; she is not currently seeing clients for one-to-one therapy
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

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