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.
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. Ryan works with individuals, adolescents, couples and families.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sylvie Gerbaux is a psychologist who works with individuals, couples and families. She specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT), parenting and child psychology.
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.
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.
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 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.
*Please note: Eric Morris is not taking new clients at this time.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Individual, Couple and Family Therapist
Janet Sutherland is an experienced therapist who worked for many years as a senior clinician, supervisor and teacher treating children, couples and families, particularly those with behavior issues, in both the public and private sector. Her approach is one of collaboration in identifying goals and finding solutions to achieve them, thereby helping those with whom she works to become the people they wish to be.
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.
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.
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.