Meet our therapists

Sydney Marcoux

Sydney is a RSW, MSW practicing in the Toronto area. Sydney has 5+ years working in healthcare both in community and hospital settings. Sydney is passionate about providing a safe, positive, anti-oppressive, and affirming space for all clients to learn coping skills that can improve their day-to-day experiences. Sydney provides care in English.

Jessy Di

Jessy is a Registered Social Worker who has holds a Masters of Social Work Degree. She supports individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, self esteem, grief, shame and guilt. She works with individuals to support them in developing coping strategies to regulate emotions, identifying triggers, improving their self esteem, and increasing self compassion. Jessy is experienced in the field of intimate partner violence, as well as the challenges associated with caregiving for loved ones with health concerns. Jessy provides care in English.

Nina Pruesse

Nina is a social worker with over 4 years of experience. She specializes in anxiety, stress, trauma and relationships. Nina provides care in English

Jessica Portelli

Jessica has over ten years of experience providing support to individuals struggling with stress, burnout, life changes, parenting, and anxiety. Jessica works collaboratively, using a variety of modalities, to support clients in identifying their hopes, strengths, and to develop coping strategies. Jessica utilizes brief narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, CBT and motivational interviewing. Jessica provides care in English.

Hiba Hamed

Hiba Hamed, holds both an honours bachelors in Arts and Sciences (Psychology and Biological Sciences) and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Windsor. She speaks three languages (English, French and Arabic) and has experience with diverse populations including, visible minorities, the disabled, youth, seniors, black, indigenous, LGBTQ+, newcomers and many more. Hiba provides care in English and French.

Valia Tseliou

Valia is a Registered Psychotherapist (Q) with CRPO and supports youth and adults to navigate life challenges, move through the stuck places and learn new coping skills and techniques to better manage life stressors. Her areas of expertise include supporting individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, social anxiety, workplace stress, burnout, perfectionism, and relationship issues. Valia is bilingual and provides care in both English and Greek.

Lindsay Kelly

Registered Social Worker, Clinical Mental Health Therapist with 20 years experience in the field of social work. Lindsay provides care in English.

Ivana Di Cosola

Ivana is a Registered Social Worker with 3 years of experience working with adults of all ages. She specializes in supporting individuals with anxiety, depression and navigating complex life transitions. Ivana provides care in English.

Melanie Abbott

Melanie has a MSW from the University of British Columbia. She has been a social worker for 19 years; for the past 7, Melanie has been working as a mental health and addictions therapist in BC and Nunavut. Melanie provides care in English. ————————————————– Melanie is a certified EMDR therapist, and also uses CBT, DBT and motivational interviewing to help individuals meet their mental health potential. She has experience working with individuals experiencing a range of mental health struggles including depression, anxiety, PTSD, substance use/addictions, among others. Melanie is also trained to conduct hormone readiness assessments to people seeking gender-affirming care. She uses a strengths-based approach to counselling and believes every person has the ability within themselves to heal and sometimes just needs some guidance or encouragement to get there.

Florence Uranta

Florence Uranta is a Registered Social Worker who has 14+ years of experience as a medical social worker, a college instructor, and in private practice. She holds a master’s degree in Education and in Social Work. Her areas of expertise include supporting individuals/families dealing with brain injuries, illness adjustment, caregiver burnout, relationship, stress, life transition, addiction, depression, domestic violence, anger management issues. Florence utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Strength-based and Solution Focused approaches in supporting her clients in Alberta. Florence provides care in English. ————————————————– Florence enjoys hiking and connecting with friends and spending time with her family when she is not working. She is a first-generation immigrant and knows firsthand the challenges of cross-cultural issues.

Akriti Dua

Akriti Dua is a Registered Psychotherapist with a zest to help people, trained in CBT, DBT, Solution Focused Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy. Akriti provides care in English.

Adekunle Ifabiyi

Kunle is here to support you with issues around self-esteem, finding meaning, anxiety, depression, and cross-cultural difficulties. Kunle is a native of Yoruba tribe. Kunle provides care in Yoruba and English. ————————————————– Kunle supports you with issues around feelings of meaninglessness and help you navigate this experience to attain a deep sense of meaning and direction in your life. Kunle is passionate about helping people gain clarity in your daily life and be able to fulfil your unique needs and interests. Kunle also supports immigrants who have challenges navigating cross-cultural issues, relationships, communication, and life transitions. He helps his clients build deeper connections by understanding themselves better. Kunle is an immigrant himself and he recognizes the rigorous challenge and resilience it takes to relocate to a new country. This experience allows him to adequately support other immigrants facing difficulties after making such a major life transition. He believes in safety, community, relationships, collaboration and meaning in order to achieve our goals and fulfil our interests. He acknowledges the courage it takes to reach out and access help for mental health support especially for immigrant and racialized groups, to which he also belongs. As a result, he strives to create a safe and non-judgemental space where his clients can feel safe and comfortable to be vulnerable without feeling judged or embarrassed. He provides each client with needed support, empathy, and collaboration because he believes the client is the expert of their own life experiences. Kunle conducts sessions in a calm, compassionate, non-judgmental, and collaborative environment filled with empathy and understanding. He meets his clients where they are at and supports them in navigating their needs and desires. Kunle approaches sessions using eclectic approach, CBT, strength-based, solution-focused, motivational interviewing, anti-oppressive lens, and trauma-focused.

Katie Tompkins

Katie is a Registered Social worker with 5+ years of experience working with students and adults with mental health challenges. Her areas of expertise include supporting individuals struggling with work and school stress, anxiety and depression, self-esteem and body image and relationship issues. Katie provides care in English.

Kendra Casey

Feeling stuck? Let’s talk. I offer a unique therapeutic environment that incorporates recent biological research as well as feminist and gender theory. Together these elements can help you explore what got you stuck and how to break free from a toxic cycle. Kendra provides care in English. ————————————————– From trauma to eating disorders, my methods can be individually tailored to your therapy goals. Together, we can find helpful tools that build off your core strengths to create a supportive foundation.

Abigail Mulenga

Abigail is a Registered Social Worker with 8+ years of experience working with youths and adults of all ages. Her areas of expertise are focused on bringing a trauma-informed and cultural approach in the treatment of depression, anxiety, emotional regulation, attachment-based wounds, substance use, interpersonal stress or conflict and burnout. Abigail provides care in English.

Brandon St. Croix

Brandon is a registered Social Worker who has 7 years of experience working with individuals of all ages with Mental Health and addiction concerns. His areas of expertise including recovery from addiction, coping with anxiety and depression, as well as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Complex Trauma. Brandon provides care in English.

Uma Dalal

Uma has done her Masters in Social Work and is also a Registered Social Worker. Uma is here to support you with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, caregiver stress, navigating health care, grief and loss with empathy, compassion and a trauma informed lens in a safe space. Uma is South Asian, and understands the cultural uniqueness and nuances. She helps to identify strategies to help you best cope with your situations and problems Uma provides care in English, Gujarat, and Hindi.

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Rashiqah Rizwan

Rashiqah is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work Degree. Her areas of expertise include supporting individuals who are struggling with cross cultural issues (Rashiqah identifies as a first generation South Asian female), family caregivers who have been touched by Dementia, difficult health transitions, caregiver burnout, grief and loss, relationship issues and anxiety. Rashiqah provides care in English.

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Nafeesa Bano

Nafeesa is a Registered Social Worker who has 6+ years of experience working with students, young adults, and adults. Her areas of expertise include supporting individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, domestic violence, special needs, workplace stress, burnout, perfectionism, and relationship issues. Nafeesa provides care in English, Urdu, and Hindi. ————————————————– As a social worker, she views the client’s personal and interpersonal struggles not just as a problem located in the individual but within a broader context of society. She understands how the impact of what is often called “social determinants of health” (housing, employment, isolation, safety, access to health care, etc.) have on the mental health and well-being of individuals, couples and families. Her philosophy behind offering counselling service is to provide a culturally, religiously sensitive, supportive, and caring environment where individuals feel safe to share their challenges and receive quality mental health and wellness services to optimize their health and wellbeing.

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Meghana Kotwal

Meghana Kotwal is a Registered Psychotherapist who holds a Master of Counselling Psychology degree. She is experienced working with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, work stress and grief. Meghana provides care in English, Hindi and Marathi.

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Jessica Weeks

Jessica is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree. Her expertise includes supporting people experiencing anxiety, school and work stress, grief and loss or seeking parenting support. Jessica provides care in English.

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Holly Audet

Holly is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree. She has 10+ years of experience working with individuals seeking to enhance their overall mental health and emotional well-being with a particular focus on stress management, anxiety, life transition, illness adjustment, conflict management, and grief. Holly provides a safe and judgment free space to help each client meet their goals. Holly provides care in English.

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Kourtney Yurgan

ourtney is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology degree. She is experienced working with anxiety, depression, stress management, emotion regulation, and other general mental health concerns. Kourtney provides care in English.

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Monique St Denis

Monique is a registered Social worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree. She has 10+ years of experience working with clients of all ages. Her specialty and area of expertise is working with individuals who present with trauma and complex trauma presentations. However, she also works with other mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression, workplace stress, burnout and life transitions. Monique provides care in English.

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Wilfred Courtoreille

Wilfred Courtoreille is a registered Social Worker who holds a Masters of Social Work Degree. He has 10+ years working with concurrent mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, relationship concerns and substance misuse. He practices from a strength based, recovery model and believes that people can truly get better and improve their lives through therapy. Wilfred provides care in English ————————————————– Wilfred works alongside his clients as they navigate life’s ups and downs, joys and heartaches and hopes to bring his experience and knowledge to individuals looking for support. One of his special interests includes Aboriginal mental health, which is about improving the wellbeing of Aboriginal people.

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Rehana Rafiq

Rehana Rafiq is a registered Social Worker with a Masters Degree in Social Work From University of Calgary. She has 15 years of experience working with individuals facing family conflict, domestic violence, and anger issues. She also has experience as a mental health clinician for depression, stress, anxiety and bereavement. Rehana provides care in English, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu. ————————————————– She applies cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focus therapy, motivational interviewing and a multicultural approach. Rehana’ empathy, compassion and sensitivity to your issues make you feel safe, understood and accepted as who you are. Rehana’s clients appreciate her culturally sensitive approach and her great sense of humour. Rehana’s philosophy is that: You are wonderful and unique. You are amazing as you are. Stronger than you know. More beautiful than you think. Worthier than you believe.

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Tracy King

Tracy is a Registered Social Worker who has provided counselling support to a wide array of populations for 15 years. She helps individuals and families develop coping skills, improve their self-esteem and their interpersonal relationships. Tracy also specializes in helping people navigate crisis situations. She incorporates traditional natural healing techniques such as meditation and yoga into her sessions to help in healing the mind, body and emotional wellness. Tracy is here to provide therapy to those who are seeking balance in their life. Tracy provides care in English. ————————————————– Tracy has a strong background in Community Development and Crisis Intervention, where she’s helped reduce barriers for schools and communities for better access to mental health support.

Shaun Ouellette

Shaun has been working as a mental health professional for the past 19 years and is a registered Social Worker in the Northwest Territories, Manitoba and Ontario. Shaun has a variety of experiences from frontline to senior leadership positions and is very passionate about helping others. Shaun supports his clients through compassion and emotional safety and helps them develop strategies to cope with difficult situations and has a great deal of experience in working with clients to live their best lives possible. Shaun provides care in English.

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Jennifer Burt-Yanoff

My name is Jennifer and I am a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree. I have over twenty years of experience providing services to clients in Ontario and can support individuals challenged with relationships issues, anxiety, depression, workplace stress and burnout. I provide support with compassion, empathy and emotional safety and will help you identify different strategies to cope with difficult situations. Jennifer provides care in English.

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Alana Kaplan

Alana is a Registered Social Worker who has several years of experience working with students and young adults. Her areas of expertise include supporting individuals struggling with self-compassion, anxiety, workplace stress, burnout, and relationship issues. Alana provides care in English. —————————————— Alana works from a client-centered, collaborative and compassionate approach, meeting the client where they are at. Alana empowers individuals to use their inner-strength to help them confront whatever challenges arise. Using a variety of modalities, Alana offers an open, non-judgmental space to share your thoughts and feelings candidly.

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Lezlee Lindzon

Lezlee is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree and has over 20 years of experience. Her experience includes years of working in healthcare and supporting clients through chronic health issues. Current areas of specialty include working with individuals, families, and couples. Lezlee is particularly interested in building skills around communication and conflict resolution. Lezlee provides care in English. ————————————————– Her practice focuses on relationship challenges and identifying the barriers that hinder connections. She loves to work with couples and young adults to help them build confidence in expressing their emotions. Areas of focus include depression, anxiety, stress and relationship issues.

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Erica Eugenio

Erica is a Registered Social Worker who has 14+ years of experience working with children, families and adults. Her areas of expertise include supporting individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, parenting, and stress. Erica uses an eclectic approach using tools from CBT, DBT, solution focused, narrative and ACT. Erica provides support in English.

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Brittany Marshall

Brittany is a Registered Social worker and has spent the last 15 years working with people who are experiencing a variety of issues that negatively impact their lives. These include anxiety, depression, stress management and family/relationship issues. She uses a number of approaches to help people develop coping skills to address whatever issue they are struggling with.