Who Are We – Clinician Profiles

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Ofir Vaisman

Ofir Vaisman, Clinical Director, MCP, RCC

Ofir (Oh Fear) is passionate about strengthening relationship bonds/love/attachment through Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). For more information on Ofir click here.

Lima Abedin

Lima Abedin, MCP, RCC

Lima’s areas of focus include the practice of Eastern & Western psychology to help with meditation, spiritualiaty, sex, anxiety, & depression. She also offers services in Bengali.

For more information on Lima click here.

Ariel Yu

Ariel Yu, MCP, RCC

Ariel’s areas of focus include stress management, immigration and culture issues. She works from a person/client centred perspective putting the client first. She also offers services in Mandarin.

For more information on Ariel click here.

Lissette Mairena, MA, RCC

Lissette’s areas of focus include anxiety and depression, youth issues, parenting workshops and consultation. Lissette helps change the thoughts that can lead to distress.

For more information on Lissette, click here.

Fernanda Souza

Fernanda Souza, MeD, MCP, RCC

Fernanda’s areas of focus include attachment, anxiety, trauma, and personal injury. She brings attachment-based, trauma-informed, and family systems. She also offers services in Spanish and Portugese.

For more information on Fernanda click here.

Robert Miles, MCP, RCC

Rob’s areas of focus include codependency, attachment, trauma and communication skills training through a combination of attachment, teaching compassionate communication, using cognitive models where appropriate.

For more information on Robert click here.

Ernest Chen

Ernest Chen, MA, RCC, CCC

Ernest comes from an existential-humanistic approach to therapy, guiding a client through to the core of the issues, and also employs tools such as Hypnotherapy and EMDR. He also offers services in Cantonese.

For more information on Ernest click here.

Andrea Dasilva, M.Ed, RCC, Contributing Writer

Andrea mixes different therapeutic strategies, based on the
needs and values of the individual client, including DBT, ACT, EMDR, and Mindfulness.

For more information on Andrea click here.

Ashiya Khan-Sequeira, MA, RCC

Ashiya has over 15 years of counselling experience. She
specilizes in trauma, anxiety and depression. She also offers services in Hindi and Urdu.

For more information on Ashiya click here.

Mehmet Yaygin, MA, RCC

Mehmet works with people in pain through Somatic Experiencing and Family Systems aimed to go the root causes of problems rather than managing the cognitive symptoms. He also offers services in French and Turkish.

For more information on Mehmet click here.

Shahla Jalali-Mazlouman, MA, RCC, CCC

Shahla specializes in counselling for children through play therapy, and attachment strengthening of parent child relationship. She also offers services in Farsi.

For more information on Shahla click here.

Dr. Patrick Myers, PhD, RPsych

Patrick helps people cope with pain, stress, and trauma through the implementation of CBT, hypnosis, EMDR, Sensorimotor integration, and more.

For more information on Patrick click here.

Xavier Williams, MCP, CCC

Xavier takes an existential-phenomenological view when working with individuals and also works with couples.  He also offers services in French.

For more information on Xavier click here.

Karyna Gallant, MA, RCC

Karyna offers helps in discovering your internal strengths and encourages personal growth through guidance and coaching. She also offers services in Russian and Spanish.

For more information on Karyna click here.

Stephanie Kellington, MA, RCAT

Stephanie uses art therapy to heal trauma and address emotional difficulties. She also enjoys work with gender diverse youth, as well as those with neurodevelopment disabilities, such as ADHD and Autism.

For more information on Stephanie click here.

Katya Sivak, MA, RCC

Katya specializes in recovery from trauma and helping people navigate through grief, somatic experiencing, spiritual emergence, integration of spirituality and psychology, and using dreams in therapy.​

For more information on Katya click here.

Maria Cristina Fong, MCP, RCC

Polly strives to create a warm, open, and trusting relationship with her clients, holding a safe space for them as they journey through difficult experiences and emotions. Polly also offers services in Filipino (Tagalog)

For more information on Polly click here.

Amar Sangha, MSW, RCSW

Amar works from a Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual-Systems based perspective to help clients move in a healthy direction. He’s a Qualified Health Care Provider providing assessments. He also offers services in Punjabi.

For more information on Amar click here.

Vicki McCabe, MCP, RCC

 Vicki has a passion for working with clients in the areas of birth, pregnancy or loss. Vicki believes that distress and pain are opportunities to address current issues and to find new growth. She also offers services in Cantonese.

For more information on Vicki click here.

Anet Benardete, MA, RCC  

Anet joins the team with an extensive background as a youth and adult therapist. She specializes in a combination of techniques based on a contemporary psychoanalytic background and has helped clients by promoting empowerment, self-awareness and resilience. She also offers services in Spanish.

For more information on Anet click here.

Ruth Patta, MA, RCC

Ruth believes in a collaborative and holistic approach to wellness which has its foundation in a bio-psycho-social-spiritual premise. She is trained in systemic therapy she works from the premise that when one member hurts, the whole system/family hurts. She also offers services in Swahili.

For more information on Ruth click here.

Ronaldo Acuna, RTC

Ronaldo specializes in working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, fear, panic, stress and depression. He utilizes a cognitive behavioural approach while incorporating elements of existential therapy and mindfulness-based practices in his work.

For more information on Ronaldo click here.

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