Ryan Aronson is a counsellor who works together with his clients to identify roadblocks in their ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour, helping them with emotions such as anger, fear and sadness. Ryan’s clinical background in substance abuse treatment, addiction and mental health counselling has given him the tools to coach clients in acceptance, behaviour activation and mindfulness based stress reduction.
Noriko Baba, M.A., CCPA, AATQ
Counsellor, Art Therapist
Noriko Baba collaboratively works with individuals of all ages; children, adolescent, adults, the elderly, families and couples by providing a non-judgmental safe space. She has worked with individuals with ADHD, ASD, and various mental and physical illnesses. Also, she works with caregivers facing their loved ones’ struggles. Noriko offers family dyad to a parent & a child to help them develop a healthy relationship. Her areas of specialization include helping people struggling with family conflicts, work/ school related difficulties, identity issues, and life transitions such as going through divorce, aging, and illness. Helping people experiencing hardships related to immigration and adjusting to cultural differences is her passion. By understanding each client’s background and experience, she offers individualized treatment focused on the person, rather than issues to work towards increasing self-awareness and improving well-being. Noriko incorporates not only creative arts therapy, but also Mindfulness approaches from the point of view of Zen and Buddhism. Works in English and Japanese.
Stephanie Brookman, M.S.W., P.S.W.
Individual, Couple and Family Therapy
Stephanie Brookman is a psychotherapist who works with adolescents, adults, couples and families. She specializes in issues surrounding anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief as well as relationship issues. Stephanie provides a safe and supportive therapeutic environment in order to facilitate positive change for her clients facing challenging life issues.
John D'Angelo, M.S.W., t.s.
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.
Julia Di Nardo, Ph.D.
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.
Joseph Douek, M.P.s.
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.
Joanne Gagné, M.A.
Life Coach – Psychotherapist – Art Therapist
Joanne Gagné is a dedicated professional with a broad range of skills in a variety of therapeutic approaches. She has over 18 years of clinical experience, and a solid academic background in psychology, social work, psychotherapy, and art therapy. The essence of her work is improving quality of life. Joanne specializes in effectively helping young children, adolescents, and women manage significant changes, and difficult times in their lives.
Amparo Garcia, M.Ed., IMHL
Amparo Garcia, a psychologist since 1988, has for many years been involved in mental health service delivery both as a psychologist and as a senior clinical administrator. Her therapeutic interests are mostly in the area of cognitive behavioural and other related therapies in the management of depression, anxiety and early phase of serious mental disorders. She works in French, English and Spanish.
Amparo Garcia, psychologue depuis 1988 a été impliquée dans la prestation des services de santé mentale à la fois en tant que psychologue, superviseur et administrateur clinique pour de nombreuses années. Ses intérêts thérapeutiques sont dans le domaine des therapies comportementales dans la gestion de la dépression, l’anxiété et la phase précoce des troubles mentaux graves. Elle travaille en français, anglais et espagnol.
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Jennifer Lewy, Clinical Psychologist, Ph.D.
Child & Family Therapist
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.
Sabrina Maiorano, B.S.W., M.S.W.
Professional Social Worker, Psychotherapist - Individuals, Couples and Families
Sabrina Maiorano is a soft-spoken therapist who works with individuals, couples, and families dealing with diverse issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting challenges, and issues related to aging and illness. Trust and respect are essential aspects of the therapeutic bond for Sabrina. She works collaboratively with clients, in English, French and Italian, using both psychodynamic and systemic techniques, to help them achieve their therapeutic goals.
Anne-Laure Marcadet, ACC
Anne-Laure accompagne les personnes en désir de changement dans la réalisation de projets personnels et professionnels porteurs de sens. Elle leur permet de (re)découvrir ce qui est important pour elles, de créer les compétences dont elles ont besoin et d’oser passer à l’action durablement. Chaque personne pourra ainsi explorer ses valeurs et son identité, développer la confiance en soi et faire des choix de vie cohérents avec elle.
Carol Ann Milch, B.A., S.C.C.
Carol Ann Milch is an individual and family counsellor with over twenty years of experience working with adults and adolescents with substance abuse problems, at risk youth, and their families. Areas of counselling include depression, anxiety, interpersonal and relational issues. Carol Ann provides a supportive environment based on respect and trust to help her clients realize their treatment goals.
Eric Morris, PhD
Dr. Eric Morris is a psychologist who has a lot of experience and success treating substance abuse (alcohol or drugs), binge eating, borderline personality, trauma, low self-esteem, anxiety disorders (including panic attacks, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, OCD and PTSD) and depression. Dr. Morris works primarily from a cognitive-behaviour therapy perspective but he also helps clients manage their emotions and process previous traumas.
Linda Moxley-Haegert, Ph.D.
As a clinical psychologist, registered marriage and family therapist and supervisor (AAMFT) I practice narrative therapy (MA narrative therapy) and EMDR. Linda Moxley-Haegart has worked in hospitals, rehabilitation centres, schools and CEGEPS with families and individuals and specialize in bereavement counselling. She loves to work with children, adolescents and young people and families. She is the author of many journal articles, a book chapter and co-author with palliative care parents of one book.
Dorothy Opatowski, M.Ed.
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.
Christina Opolko, M.A., CCC
Creative Arts Therapist- Drama Therapist
Christina Opolko, MA, is a creative arts therapist specializing in drama therapy with children and adolescents. She combines her counselling skills with various play and other creative interventions (art-making, story building, role-playing, etc.) to achieve therapeutic goals like increased flexibility, spontaneity and coping skills. She is sensitive to issues of sexual, gender, racial and religious diversity.
Christina Opolko, MA, est une thérapeute en arts créatifs avec une spécialisation en dramathérapie avec les jeunes et adolescents. Ses interventions incluent l’exploration corporelle d’oeuvres d’art, du conte et de la narration, du jeu, développement de métaphores, travail de projection avec des objets, et le jeu théâtral pour atteindre des fins thérapeutiques comme la flexibilité, l’acceptation et la spontanéité créative. Elle est sensible aux sujets de la diversité sexuelle, de genre, de race et de religion.
Marla Pinsler, M.Ed., M.S, c.o
Counsellor, University Application Consultant, Educational Consultant
Having worked at several of the most renowned preparatory schools in Canada, Marla has gained invaluable experience and knowledge required to help navigate the college application process with ease. As a personal and family counsellor Marla has helped her clients with psychological and social-emotional issues such as: generalized and testing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, loss and bereavement, friendship issues and divorce. Her commitment to the wellbeing of adolescents and families coupled with her knowledge of both high school & college systems (Canadian, British, U.S) makes her the ideal choice to assist in your future educational journey.
Catherine Richardson, M.Ed., Ph.D.
Psychotherapist, Family Therapist
Catherine Richardson is a psychotherapist who has a doctorate in child and youth psychology. She does individual, couple and family therapy. Her areas of specialization include life transitions, identity issues, healing/recovery from violence, safety planning and working with Aboriginal peoples. Catherine is a professor at the University of Montreal.
Isaac Romano, M.Sc., Ph.D. (ABD)
Attachment Parenting Instructor & Loving-Connections Family Coach
Isaac Romano offers support for parents of children from birth through adolescence through individual consultations and support groups. You will learn effective attachment-style parenting skills for “understanding and responding to children’s challenging behaviors,” and for setting developmentally appropriate limits: “Discipline without punishments or rewards.” Skills for raising happy, secure, confident children.
Art Therapist and Psychotherapist
Dana is an art therapist and licensed psychotherapist with over 14 years of experience working with individuals of all ages. Dana uses a caring, non-judgmental approach to help her clients discover the meaning of their emotions, and behavior. She works together with her clients to make sense of their experiences and develop better self-understanding. Her areas of specialization include helping people with depression, anxiety, trauma, personality disorders, A.D.H.D and existential/identity questions.
Earlyn Sharpe is the principal at a First Nation School, her leadership role involves working with education professionals. As a Transformation Coach she provides her clients with life changing strategies to overcome anxiety, low self-esteem, and relationship issues which is core of her practice. Through coaching her clients summon the courage to transform their life from ordinary to amazing. They learn to trust themselves as the expert of their own life journey.
Seth Shugar, M.A., B.C.C.
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.
Dalia Spatzner, M.S.W, Clinical Social Worker
Dalia Spatzner is a Clinical Social Worker who works with individuals, couples, families and children. Her goal is to foster a warm, collaborative environment where she and her clients can explore their relationships and the challenges they are experiencing. Her approach is integrative, drawing from theories in cognitive and systemic behavior, encouraging emotional focus, and employing narrative and mindfulness. At all times, she strives to empower her clients to appreciate and trust the power within themselves to better understand their relationships and conflicts, and create meaningful change.
Chantal Tougas, D. Psy.
As a psychologist, Chantal Tougas uses an integrative approach. She works collaboratively with adults to identify and understand their needs or concerns and to explore strategies that build on their strengths to improve their well-being. She works in English and French.
Comme psychologue, Chantal Tougas favorise une approche intégrée. Elle travaille en collaboration avec des adultes pour déterminer et comprendre leurs besoins et difficultés et explorer des stratégies qui misent sur leurs forces afin d’améliorer leur bien-être. Elle travaille en français et en anglais.
Lauren Wolfe, M.S.W., P.S.W.
Individual, Couple and Family Therapy
Lauren Wolfe is an open-minded therapist who offers support and structure to individuals, couples and families dealing with a variety of issues, including parenting, post-partum depression and the challenges of mastectomy. With ten years experience in geriatrics, Lauren offers guidance to those affected by the transition of aging, placement and loss.
Thea Yetnikoff, M.Ed.
Thea Yetnikoff trained at the Argyle Institute of Human Relations, received her Bachelor's Degree in Music Education, and her Master's Degrees both in Violin Performance at the University of Southern California and in Educational Psychology at McGill University. She believes that both music and counselling tap into our deep hidden feelings.