Who We Are – Counselling Profiles

Ariel Yu, MCP, RCC
Operations/Communications Director

ariel@nofearcounselling.com

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.

Ofir Vaisman, MCP, RCC
Founder, Clinical Director

ofir@nofearcounselling.com

Ofir is passionate about strengthening relationship bonds with Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and utilizes Observed and Experiential Integration (OEI) for clients wanting to heal from trauma.

For more information on Ofir click here.

Aiden Sisler, Phd, ACCT, RTC

Aiden has a PhD in Developmental Psychology and is passionate about assisting diverse clients get “unstuck”, and explore their potential to get the lasting positive change. Aiden also offers services in German.

For more information on Aiden, click here.

Alyssa Haim, MA Cand.

Alyssa provides low cost counselling at No Fear Counselling. She works from a person centred perspective and employs mindfulness, and emotion focused therapy. Her goal is to first establish a warm, trusting, and empathetic relationship in order to form a strong foundation for therapy to take place

For more information on Alyssa, click here.

Amar Sangha, MSW, RCC, 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.

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.

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.

Avital Mondlak, MA Cand  

Avital is an MA Candidate in the No Fear Counselling Low Cost program. She draws from Emotion-Focused Therapy and Mindfulness-based approaches including ACT and DBT. She intends to create a safe, collaborative relationship with clients so they feel supported and heard.

For more information on Avital click here.

Bettina Hansen, MCP, RCC  

Bettina is passionate about working with youth and young adults and employs philosophical exploration to tackle the heart of emotional concerns.  She also works with couples from an emotionally focused couples (EFT) model.

For more information on Bettina click here.

Celeste Cai, MA, RCC  

Celeste hopes to journey with clients through their difficult moments, providing them with a safe and non-judgmental environment to help them explore what it means to live positively and meaningfully. Celeste also offers services in Mandarin.

For more information on Celeste click here.

Christopher Cook, MA, RCC, CCC

Chris works collaboratively with individuals and couples to create a therapeutic experience tailored to the unique intersectionality and contexts present in their lives. He champions using emotions as a compass to move through blocks, and our unique strengths as individuals to help us lead the lives we want to live.

For more information on Chris click here.

Corey Chan, MA, RCC

Corey works with both individuals and couples and is dedicated to helping his clients address their concerns, feel happier and have more confidence.

For more information on Cory click here.

Cory Arthurs, MA, RCC

Cory implements both cognitive and body based therapies and works with those struggling with substance use as well as trauma, depression, anxiety, life transitions, or grief and loss.

For more information on Cory click here.

Erik Schindler, MBA, RCC, PhD (Cand.)

Erik is an experienced practicum student from Adler University bringing nearly 200 hours of direct client experience. Erik works with adults, youth, and couples and employs many different strategies to address the core issue.

For more information on Erik click here.

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.

Ershad Fawcett, MA, RCC

Ershad has a deep passion for working with couples and families to strengthen their internal and external relationships, identifying the strengths and weakness within the family system, improving communication, and understanding how the family functions and its unique dynamics.  Ershad also offers services in Arabic

For more information on Ershad 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.

Gayane Ghazaryan, MA Candidate

Gayane provides low cost counselling at No Fear Counselling. She works mostly from a humanistic, and person centred perspective. She receives ongoing experience in working with clients who exhibit addiction and mental health issues at Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

For more information on Gayane click here.

Gurjit Mather, CHt, RTC

Gurjit works with individual and couples and uses both her counselling and hypnosis skills to help her clients overcome trauma and other emotional, mental and physical issues.

For more information on Gurjit click here.

Jennifer Aberman, RTC, RYT

Jennifer works from a holistic perspective and from a trauma-informed, mind-body approach. Mindfulness, CBT and existentialism are some of the specific models she works with.

For more information on Jennifer, click here.

Karla Vargas, MA Cand.

Karla provides low cost counselling at No Fear Counselling. She works out of a personalized Adlerian approach and is passionate about creating long lasting positive change and making you a better version of yourself.

For more information on Karla, 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.

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.

Lima Abedin, MCP, RCC

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

For more information on Lima 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.

Marcy Howell, MA, RCC

Marcy works from an existential analytic perspective. She has worked a number of years with clients dealing with trauma, addictions, grief and loss, mental health, and abuse (emotional, psychological, financial, and sexual).

For more information on Marcy, click here.

Magdalena Mocarski, MCP, RCC

Magdalena uses an evidenced-based cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) approach to counselling, along with other therapeutic modalities such as mindfulness. She also offers services in Polish and French.

For more information on Magdalena, 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.

Nadia Neely, MCP, RCC

Nadia has a holistic approach to mental wellness and is particularly passionate in working with couples and has received training in emotionally focused and Gottman Couples therapy.  In her work with individuals, she draws on evidence-based modalities such as person entered therapy, attachment based therapy, feminist therapy, Mindfulness based Stress Reduction techniques (MBSR), Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT). Nadia also offers services in Farsi, and Dari

For more information on Nadia click here.

Patrick Bensen, MA, APA, CCC, IAC

Patrick is CBT and Client-centred oriented, so he will meet you wherever you are at in your process. He works with both individuals and couples and works out of three different No Fear Counselling locations. Other than English, Patrick also offers services in French and Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish.

For more information on Patrick 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.

Polly 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.

Raheel Rahman, MA, RCC

Raheel has a passion in working with ADHD, Autism, ODD, and works with children, youth and parents. He also runs groups for parents around ADHD. He also offers services in Urdu, and Hindi.

For more information on Raheel click here.

Roja Bagheri , MA, RCC

Roja is a counsellor and a trained Sexual Health Educator.  Her goal is to provide you a safe space to process all that preoccupies you in order to live an authentic and meaningful life. She also offers services in French, and Farsi.

For more information on Roja 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 existential therapy and mindfulness-based practices in his work.

For more information on Ronaldo click here.

Ross Stogryn, MA, RCC

Ross has a focus on building strong, affirming therapeutic relationships that both bolster dignity and resilience and allow clients to safely explore and engage with barriers to their life satisfaction and well-being. He also continues to work extensively serving the LGBT*TQQIA community.

For more information on Ross, 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.

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.

Sophia Johl, MA, RCC

Sophia works from a person-centred approach to help individuals gain self-awareness and achieve their goals. She has over 10 years of experience in the mental health field with diverse populations. Recently, she has been working with addictions and trauma.

For more information on Sophia click here.

Sophie Killip, MEd, RCC

Sophie works out of a person-centred and existential approach. She also incorporates DBT and focuses on her client’s subjective experience.  She will meet you where you are and empower you to move towards autonomy.

For more information on Sophie click here.

Sophie Ma Zhu, MA, RCC

Sophie works out of a person-centred approach, and believes in the strength of each client and their ability to self-reflect. She considers authenticity and holding a safe space as the foundation for therapeutic work. She also provides services in Mandarin.

For more information on Sophie 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.

Suzanne Williams, MBA, MCP, RCC

Suzanne has over 20 years of experience working with individuals, families and teams within business and counselling. Her style and delivery is kind and empathetic, straightforward and practical.

For more information on Suzanne click here.

Tara Gosse, MA, RCC

Tara’s approach is integrative drawing from relational, experiential and expressive modalities. She is trained in AEDP, Therapeautic Enactment, and Sensorimotor, and works with adults and children.

For more information on Tara click here.

Tatiana Maranda, MA, RCC

Tatiana specializes in the area of women’s empowerment and confidence. She helps women take charge of their lives through healing past traumas, regaining trust and building self-worth. She also offers services in Russian.

For more information on Tatiana, click here.

Trudy Blair, MA, RCC

Trudy has an eclectic but grounded therapeutic style with a client-focused lens drawing on various interventions in order to adapt to her client’s unique needs.

For more information on Trudy, 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.

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.

Yasaman Madanikia, MA, RCC

Yasaman is a counsellor, art therapist, and play therapist. She works with children, teenagers and young adults. She also offers services in Farsi.

For more information on Yasaman, click here.

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