Our Therapists - The Mindfulness Clinic

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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Robbi Collings M.Ed, RP(Q).

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Masters of Education in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Robbi Collings M.Ed, RP(Q).

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), 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)

Rucha Rabadia, M.Ed., RP (Q), OAMHP

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

Rucha Rabadia, M.Ed., RP (Q), OAMHP

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), 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.
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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)

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)

Dr. Terra Dafoe.

PhD in Counselling Psychology from Oise/UT.

Dr. Terra Dafoe.

PhD in Counselling Psychology from Oise/UT.

On Leave until October 2021

  • Person-centred and compassionate approach to therapy
  • Active personal meditation and yoga practice
  • Trained in relaxation/guided imagery, mindfulness-based approaches, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention and cognitive-behavioural therapy
  • Experienced in working with complex mental illness, trauma, depression, anxiety, and many other issues
Watch a 2 minute video with Dr. Terra Dafoe.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Fiona Holding, M.Psych, RP (Q).

Master’s Degree in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand.

Fiona Holding, M.Psych, RP (Q).

Master’s Degree in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand.

  • An integrative psychodynamic, warm, and compassionate approach
  • Additional training in mindfulness, art and trauma models of therapy
  • Experienced in working with grief, loss, trauma, survivors of sexual assault and abuse, difficulties in relationships, life transitions, existential crises, depression and anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, envy, self esteem, sexuality difficulties, emotion regulation
  • Extensive work with LGBTQ communities
Watch a 2 minute video with Fiona Holding.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Fatima Mustafa, M.Ed., RP (Q).

Master of Education Concentration in Counselling Psychology from University of Ottawa

Fatima Mustafa, M.Ed., RP (Q).

Master of Education Concentration in Counselling Psychology from University of Ottawa

  • A compassionate, practical and evidence-based approach to working with issues ranging from anxiety, depression, OCD, unwanted thought and behavioural patterns, life stressors, difficult emotions (anger, shame, guilt) to many others.
  • Helps develop life-enhancing skills such as mindfulness, self-compassion and social skills.
  • Integrates Client-centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based practices, Narrative therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

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)
Meaghan Johnson

Meaghan Johnson, MSc, RP.

Master of Science in Couple & Family Therapy from the University of Guelph.

Meaghan Johnson

Meaghan Johnson, MSc, RP.

Master of Science in Couple & Family Therapy from the University of Guelph.

  • 20 years of Yoga and Buddhist meditation practice.
  • 16 years of teaching yoga and mindfulness.
  • Compassionate, trauma-informed, and practical approach to working with depression, anxiety, anger, relational difficulties, parenting stress, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, childhood abuse & neglect, addictions, grief, sex & desire, and sexuality.
  • Combines attachment and neurobiological theory with Narrative, Solution Focused (SFT), Emotionally Focused (EFT), Therapies to offer effective interventions for creating lasting change in one’s life.
Watch a 2 minute video with Meaghan Johnson.
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)

Bernadette Comiskey, M.Psy., RP(Q)

Masters of Psychology

Bernadette Comiskey, M.Psy., RP(Q)

Masters of Psychology

  • Life can be difficult, painful and challenging. We can become stuck anytime and need help. Reaching out is courageous.
  • I will work with you to address those things preventing you from living the life you want – it may be sadness, anxiety, worry, parenting stress, work stress, relationship difficulties, loneliness, or grief, to name just a few obstacles life throws our way.
  • Wherever you are, we start there. Wherever you want to go, that will be the North Star (the guiding light) in our work together.
  • I strive to be a warm, kind, and down-to-earth clinical therapist working collaboratively with you, always.
  • I take an ‘integrative approach’ meaning I pull from various evidence-based therapeutic approaches as appropriate to support you and your unique journey.
  • Sample Therapeutic approaches include: ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy), EFT (Emotion Focused Therapy) and Family Systems.
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Oona Fraser, MA, RP.

Registered Psychotherapist, Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counselling Psychology from Naropa University.

Oona Fraser, MA, RP.

Registered Psychotherapist, Master’s Degree in Transpersonal Counselling Psychology from Naropa University.

  • Graduate of a Buddhist seminary and meditation instructor training, a four-year program of study
  • Over 15 years of meditation practice, and 10 years as a mindfulness educator
  • Clinical expertise includes working with adult survivors of childhood abuse, trauma/PTSD, depression, anxiety, stress, anger, self-esteem, relationships, and life transitions
  • Special training in the treatment of trauma, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and EMDR
  • Warm, compassionate, person-centered approach – informed by Mindfulness and Acceptance, Gestalt, Existential, and Somatic psychotherapies
Watch a 2 minute video with Oona Fraser.
416-847-7118
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.
Watch a 2 minute video with Rae Dolman.
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Lindsay Kochen, MSc, MSW, RSW.

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

Lindsay Kochen, MSc, MSW, RSW.

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

Experienced working with:

  • Emotions (e.g., anxiety, panic, depression, grief, anger, guilt, and shame)
  • Life situations (e.g., relationships, work stress, and feeling stuck)
  • Trauma (i.e., managing current trauma responses, as well as processing past experiences of abuse, neglect, sexual trauma, and overwhelming internal experiences)
  • Patterns and habits (e.g. attachment issues, self-esteem issues, and unwanted substance use)
  • Existential matters (e.g., crises of meaning, spiritual emergencies, and life transitions).

Informed by:

  • Talk-based approaches (e.g., Jungian psychology, Narrative therapy, Solution-focused therapy, CBT, Compassionate Inquiry, guided meditations, and creative visualizations)
  • Approaches that involve the body to a greater extent (e.g., EMDR, Hakomi, mindful movement, and art)

Sara Marlowe, MSW, RSW.

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

Sara Marlowe, MSW, RSW.

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

  • Over 10 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families from diverse backgrounds, with issues ranging from anxiety, depression, stress, anger, low self-esteem, perfectionism, relationship difficulties, substance misuse, chronic pain, parenting challenges, to many others
  • Integrates ideas and practices from narrative therapy, attachment theory, mindfulness & mindful self-compassion, neurobiology, emotion-focused therapy and acceptance & commitment therapy
  • Uses Gottman Method Couple Therapy and has completed the Level 3 Practicum Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Mindful self-compassion teacher and group facilitator
  • Enjoys facilitating mindful parenting workshops and groups to nurture connection and increase emotional resilience
Watch a 2 minute video with Sara Marlowe, MSW, RSW
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

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
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Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Laura Hardt, MSc, RP.

Masters of Science in Couple & Family Therapy from the University of Guelph.

Laura Hardt, MSc, RP.

Masters of Science in Couple & Family Therapy from the University of Guelph.

On Leave until February 2022

  • Master of Science in Couple & Family Therapy from the University of Guelph
  • Registered Psychotherapist, Pre-Clinical Fellow with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Trained in Narrative, Solution Focused (SFT), Emotionally Focused (EFT), and Dialogic Therapies; integrative approach draws upon Gottman Method Couples Therapy and Attachment Theory
  • Collaborates with clients to create a relationship built on authenticity and acceptance
  • Uses a strengths-based, feminist-informed practice to create a welcoming and safe space for all clients; Skilled in attending to issues of power and social justice in work with diverse individuals and concerns
  • Experienced in working with people affected by romantic and family relationship issues, sex and intimacy, trust, parenting and co-parenting, life transitions, anger, anxiety, depression, grief, and helping people live closer in alignment to their preferred selves.
Watch a 2 minute video with Laura Hardt
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Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Jennifer Monforton, PhD.

Phd in clinical psychology from Ryerson University.

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.
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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
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Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Justin La Rose, OACCP, RP(Q).

Therapist at The Mindfulness Clinic.

Justin La Rose, OACCP, RP(Q).

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)
Vanessa Fabbro

Vanessa Fabbro, MA, RP (Q).

Master's Degree in Counselling Program from City University of Seattle (Vancouver Campus)

Vanessa Fabbro

Vanessa Fabbro, MA, RP (Q).

Master's Degree in Counselling Program from City University of Seattle (Vancouver Campus)

  • 5+ years of supporting individuals to see their potential, overcome their barriers, and achieve their goals.
  • Takes a holistic, person-centered approach to therapy that incorporates various skills and techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Solution- Focused Therapy (SFT), Mindfulness, Emotion Regulation, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
  • Areas of focus include: anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, trauma, stress management, low self-esteem, grief and loss, life transitions, substance misuse and work-related issues.

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)

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)

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)

Cara Lussier, MA, RP.

Registered Psychotherapist with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology.

Cara Lussier, MA, RP.

Registered Psychotherapist with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology.

  • Experience helping people with, anxiety, social anxiety, depression, stress, grief & loss, self-esteem, anger, creating boundaries ,relationship issues, affairs, separation, parent-child relationships and extended family relationships
  • Compassionate, person-centered and experiential approach – informed by Mindfulness and Attachment
  • Training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy - ACT, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy - EFT, and Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Works with Individuals, Couples and Families
Watch a 2 minute video with Cara Lussier
416-847-7118
Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

Danuta Markiewicz, MEd, RP(Q), OACCPP.

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

Danuta Markiewicz, MEd, RP(Q), OACCPP.

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

  • Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
  • 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)

Ira Gandasaputra, Ph.D, RP, RMFT

MA and Ph.D in Marriage and Family Therapy

Ira Gandasaputra, Ph.D, RP, RMFT

MA and Ph.D in Marriage and Family Therapy

  • Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist
  • Experience working with relationship and parenting challenges. Extensive experience working with individuals who struggles with anxiety, depression, anger, trauma and abuse.
  • Trained in Solution Focused Therapy, CBT, Emotion-Focused Therapy approaches.
  • Practice a strength-based, person-centered perspective, offering a non-judgmental, safe and supportive environment for healing and growth.

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)

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 cognitive behavioural therapy towards self and relationship fulfillment.

Main Office (Bay & Gerrard)

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

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

Alec Toller, MPsy.

Master of Psychology from Adler Graduate Professional School

Alec Toller, MPsy.

Master of Psychology from Adler Graduate Professional School

  • Extensive training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) over the past 10 years.
  • Fosters curiosity, compassion, and resilience to overcome depression, anxiety, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), social anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, insomnia, relationship conflict, low self-esteem, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and other issues.
  • Completed a specialized practicum in the treatment of severe OCD at the Sunnybrook Hospital Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorder Centre.
  • Integrates a CBT framework with a variety of other approaches, including mindfulness, emotional regulation strategies, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and compassion-focused therapy.
  • Collaborates with clients to combine evidence-based treatments with individually tailored solutions to client's issues, lifestyle, and preferred methods.
  • Background in the arts informs a creative, playful approach to therapy.

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
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

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

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)

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.)

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