Meet our Therapists and Wellness Professionals
Our therapists are dedicated to helping you achieve your goals. We provide you with our full attention in a manner that is focused, non-judgmental, and strictly confidential. Most of our therapists are members of professional orders and can provide receipts for insurance purposes.
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Sedona Counselling Centre Director
Psychotherapist, Couple and Family Therapist
Vikki Stark has been a psychotherapist, marriage and family therapist, educator, media personality and author for over thirty years. She is the author of three books: My Sister, My Self, Runaway Husbands and The Divorce Talk: How to Tell the Kids. She edited Planet Heartbreak: Abandoned Wives Tell Their Stories. She writes a blog for Psychology Today called Schlepping Through Heartbreak.
Gabriella is a trauma-focused counsellor who specializes in working with children, adolescents and adults. She is trained in EMDR, Sandplay Therapy, Child-Centered Play Therapy as well as additional creative and mindfulness-based modalities. She tends to take a collaborative, strengths-based approach so that her clients are able to create sustainable change through learning and experiential growth.
Anthony Berger is an individual counsellor who works with both adolescents and adults with substance use, mental health and relationship issues. He believes that safety, trust, and compassion are essential elements in forming meaningful change in one’s life. His clinical approach is integrative (Cognitive behavioural, solution focused, & client centered) in order to ensure meeting the diverse needs of his clients.
Rhona Bezonsky treats adolescents and adults who have some difficulties recovering their former sense of well-being after experiencing setbacks or trauma. She also helps clients unlock creative potential and explore self-actualization. Rhona uses EMDR, dream work, Gestalt and CBT techniques, behavioural activation and communication strategies. She has more than 30 years of experience supervising students and interns in mental health and family agency settings as well as providing direct service. Rhona has presented at The Canadian Academy of Child Psychiatry and at the McGill University Health Centre. She has authored and co-authored articles and manuals and worked on a film and study guide. She works with individuals, families and groups.
Cassandra is a creative arts therapist who works with children, adolescents and adults. She is passionate about helping individuals achieve psychological and emotional health and well-being by creating a safe and non-judgmental space to explore creatively. She uses a client-centered and psychodynamic approach to therapy and enjoys working collaboratively with clients to set goals and find solutions to personal barriers.
Counsellor, Spiritual Counsellor and Life Coach
As a clinician, I operate from a client-centered approach which recognizes that you are the expert on yourself, and with the proper care and accompaniment, you will develop into your highest potential. I also aid myself in various other therapeutic styles such as Logotherapy, Mindfulness, NLP and Spirituality. Mental health has long known the paramount importance of incorporating spirituality into therapy, in order not just help our minds and emotions but also to connect us to something greater than ourselves, that is where the spiritual component of the work we will do together comes in. I have a Masters Degree in Counselling and Spirituality besides having lived in yoga and meditation schools in Asia for several years and provide therapy in both English and Spanish. Thank you for considering me as your therapist.
John D’Angelo is a psychotherapist with thirteen years’ experience working with children, adolescents, couples and families. His clinical background is in the area Family Systems theory and Emotional Focused therapy, with its emphasis on attachment and connectedness. He has worked in child psychiatry with adolescents and children suffering from mental health issues, and their families.
Dr. Julia Di Nardo is a psychologist specializing in adults who struggle with food, such as yo-yo dieting, emotional eating, binge eating, weight management issues and body image problems. By getting to the root of the problem, healing underlying issues, and implementing an Intuitive Eating approach to restoring a healthy relationship with food, lasting change can be achieved.
Life Coaching and Psychotherapy
A registered psychologist since 1980, Joseph Douek’s interests lie in helping individuals explore their needs, communicate effectively, and find ways to walk with confidence and commitment towards greater sunshine in their life. For many years, he has been part of a multidisciplinary team helping adults with problems of substance abuse. He works in both English and French.
Joseph utilise plusieurs approches cliniques pour faciliter l’exploration des besoins de ses clients et les aider à cheminer vers une vie plus ensoleillée.
Psychotherapist, Couple and Family Therapist
Veeta has been seeing individuals, couples and families since 1993. She brings her skill and warmth to many areas including major life transitions, adolescence, couple relationships and letting go of “baggage” from the past. Utilizing complementary approaches of systems and psychodynamic (insight-oriented) therapy, Veeta offers practical support as well as the opportunity to process more deeply-rooted issues that may be blocking growth and change.
Sylvie has been in the practice of psychotherapy for the past 25 years. She graduated from the University of San Francisco and obtained her doctorate from Laval University. She specializes in stress, anxiety and affective disorders, relationship issues, career related issues and the search for life meaning.
Silvija works with individuals and couples using Psychodynamic therapy, Imago therapy and mindfulness. She specializes in anxiety, depression, couples counselling and grief counselling.
Child & Family Psychologist
Dr. Jennifer Lewy offers individual play therapy for toddlers and children with internalized and/or externalized behaviors, psychotherapy for adolescents, and support as well as guidance for their parents throughout the entire process. She uses a systemic approach to help families overcome their difficulties and is also running ''How to talk so kids will listen & listen so kids will talk'' workshop for parents.
Social Worker, Psychotherapist
Joyce has many years of experience working with children in child psychiatry at the Douglas Hospital, specifically those with anxiety, self-esteem difficulties, behaviour problems and other psychological issues. She also works with parents and helps them manage some of these symptoms in their child so they remain involved in the therapy. Her main clientele is children, adolescents and families, she also works with individuals (adults).
Manual Osteopath and CranioSacral Therapist
Mark MacNeil is a Manual Osteopath and advanced level CranioSacral Therapist certified by the world renowned Upledger Institute. He is also certified in Massage Therapy and has received leading-edge training in SomatoEmotional Release and Visceral Manipulation. Mark utilizes gentle manual techniques to restore function in the body and address neuromusculoskeletal issues. In addition, he is specialized in the treatment of chronic pain, migraine, concussion, and facial/oral dysfunction.
I work with individuals focusing on stress, anxiety, life transitions, and self-esteem concerns. My focus is on establishing a strong therapeutic relationship, which allows for a safe space to talk about your concerns. Our work together will explore your thoughts, experiences, feelings, hopes and dreams. I resonate closely to a cognitive behavioral approach, however I believe that one does not fit all. Together we will discover your ability to make big changes in your life, as well as learn to cope with everyday struggles.
Psychologist, Individual and Couple Therapy
Dorothy Opatowski is both a therapist and a psychology supervisor in the department of Family Medicine at McGill University. She works with individuals and couples to address a wide range of issues including relationship challenges, parenting concerns, depression, anxiety, abuse, grief, illness adaptation, immigration and work stress. Dorothy guides her clients towards gaining clarity and developing capacities to meaningfully work through difficult experiences. Through this collaborative process she supports her clients towards increasing purpose and well-being.
Personal and Relational Therapist & Life Coach
A graduate of the Argyle Institute, Seth Shugar has a B.A. and M.A. from McGill University. He has practiced at length under the renowned meditation instructor Pema Chödrön. With warmth and compassion, he helps individuals, couples and families clarify their deepest desires for how they want to be as human beings and identify actions and patterns of communication that match their values. He helps clients accept and then let go of unwanted thoughts and feelings that often show up when one commits to creating a truly purposeful life, relationship, career or family.
Carole is a Canadian Certified Counsellor and Licensed Psychotherapist. She has worked for many years in child development and mental health. She works with individuals, families and children. She specializes in anxiety and depression in children and adults. She also counsels parents experiencing parenting challenges and those seeking co-parenting help after a separation or divorce.
Specializing in children and parenting, Dr. Cassidy Syer believes that strengthening the parent-child relationship is fundamental to raising resilient and happy children of all ages. She provides therapy to children and their families who are experiencing difficulties related to anxiety, tantrums or anger, behavioural and learning difficulties, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Providing guidance to parents and empowering them with tools to enhance their child’s well-being through difficult developmental stages, transitional periods, or regular everyday challenges is her forte. Working primarily from cognitive-behaviour and developmental frameworks, she incorporates mindfulness techniques to help children and their families thrive in their lives and in their relationships with their loved ones.
Social Worker / Specializing in Addictions
Ann works with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, interpersonal issues, work-related issues, illness, grief and trauma. In her work with couples, Ann looks at early-childhood experiences and the role of attachment. With families, Ann will help you explore your parenting styles and enhance communication between partners and their children / stepchildren. Ann uses a humanistic approach and is spiritually-minded.
Sid has over 38 years of experience helping families improve their lives. Using a number of techniques, including cognitive behavioral therapy, Sid helps clients identify and have a greater understanding of their problems or difficulties. Sid helps his clients develop better coping strategies, improve their behavioural and cognitive processes and foster better communication skills. Sid works well with individuals, couples, families, and adolescents, including those with mental health issues.
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