On this page, you will find a list of trauma professionals, therapists and counsellors in Ontario who have announced to Badge of Life Canada the availability of their services to assist those who connect with us. We do not endorse one professional over another, as it is always a matter of personal choice, so we will list as many trauma professionals,  therapists and counsellors as we can to help you choose the best professional to address your needs.  Individuals have a responsibility to investigate their own treatment or self-care strategies and the associated literature or research involving those treatments or self-care strategies. To see the criteria they must meet to be listed Therapist Criteria

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Dr. Richard Amaral,
Registered Psychologist

Dr. Richard Amaral is a registered psychologist in Markham, Ontario working with adolescents, adults, and families. His goal is to help clients overcome any mental, emotional, and behavioural obstacles that are preventing them – and their family – from reaching their full potential. He utilizes evidence-based practices to provide clients with tools and strategies to use in their day-to-day life.

Dr. Amaral’s training is in the areas of CBT (cognitive-behavioural therapy), psychodynamic therapy (developing insight and meaning from interpersonal relationships), hypnotherapy (using suggestion to create change and insight), and EMDR (eye-movement desensitization reprocessing). Ultimately, the goal of every session is to create a safe, comfortable, non-judgemental working relationship where clients can openly discuss anything they’d like.

Here are his areas of interest:

  • Addictions (to drugs and other behaviours like gambling)
  • Anxiety (constantly worrying about things)
  • Anger Management (feeling like you have a ‘short fuse or temper’)
  • Depression (sad, disinterested, finding difficulty being motivated)
  • Domestic violence (helping people heal from all forms of abuse)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (helping people resolve past and current traumas)

Dr. Amaral is also an approved provider with Health Canada for First-Nations people, having worked in First Nations communities for over five years.


Dr. Amaral received his Ph.D. from the University of Calgary in applied psychology, specializing in counselling. He received a Master of Arts degree in counselling psychology from Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon and specialized in adolescents and addictions. His undergraduate degree is from the University of Toronto at Mississauga where he completed an honours degree in philosophy and psychology. Dr. Amaral has over 15-years of experience in providing counselling and psychotherapy services.

Contact Information

For more information, please call (905) 472-9658. One of the Markham Psychologists’ administrative assistants will call you back within the day. Additionally, you can visit his website at www.PsychologyForGrowth.com

STEP Psychotherapy Services
1032 Brock St. South., Suite 7 Whitby, Ontario L1N 4L8
Phone: 416-931-9502

Markham Psychologists 
9889 Highway 48, Suite 211 Markham, Ontario L6E 0B5
Phone: 905-472-9658, ext. 219


Website: PsychologyForGrowth.com

Barbara L. Anschuetz, 

Registered Psychotherapist, EdD, RP, CTS

Barbara, the Clinical Director at The Trauma Centre, is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, and holds a Doctorate Degree in Counselling Psychology. She has provided clinical therapy, supervision and consultation in trauma and grief assessment and treatment for children, adolescents,and adults for over 25 years. As a Certified Trauma Specialist, Certified Traumatologist, Diplomat of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress and Certified EMDR Therapist. Barbara has provided trauma response and presentations provincially, nationally and internationally on grief, trauma, PTSD and resilience. In addition, Barbara has extensive experience working with first responders and military after critical incidents and operational stress injuries, both in the area of psychological first aid, as well as treatment for posttraumatic stress. “My approach to therapy is client-centred and multi-disciplinary as each client comes with unique needs and abilities to cope with anxiety, grief, depression trauma or other life circumstances. A trusting therapeutic relationship is of first importance to me. Employing evidence-based strategies in CBT, CPT, EMDR and IPT, as well as supportive therapy approaches, provides the tools to help clients rebuild their sense of trust in self, others and the world.” “As I continue to observe the indomitable will of the human spirit as clients work through their journey of healing, I am humbled by their courage and strength to overcome life’s adversities. Every day I have the privilege of learning from them.”

The Trauma Centre
Address: 18642 Leslie Street,  Sharon, Ontario, Canada L0G 1V0
Phone: 905-478-8826
Fax:  905-478-8836
Email: info@thetraumacentre.ca
Website: The Trauma Centre

Linda Antoniazzi, 

Clinical Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW, CTTS, CTR

Ms. Antoniazzi has been a registered Social Worker in the Province of Ontario since 1989. She worked as an Adult Protective Services Worker, including public trusteeships, and as an individual, marital, and family therapist with a Family Service Bureau before working for 17 years in the field of child protection and abuse treatment. She has taught various college courses in the Developmental Services Worker, Social Services Worker, Police Foundations, and Law and Security programs for Sheridan College, and has been called upon as an expert witness in the Halton and Hamilton Family Courts on child protection matters. For more than 25 years, Ms. Antoniazzi has personally treated persons victimized by childhood sexual, physical, and mental abuse, as well as rape, cult/ritual abuse, domestic violence, military trauma, and life-threatening events such as severe accidents. She has been instrumental in the development and ongoing training of Peer Support Teams to assist Children’s Aid Society staff in the event of traumatic incidents, and she has provided therapy to victims of abuse and trauma, including firemen, police, and veterans. Ms. Antoniazzi holds an MSW from McMaster University, a BA in Sociology (with studies in Psychology and Criminology), and a BSW from the University of Windsor. She is also internationally certified in the areas of Trauma Assessment and Treatment, Critical Incident Response, and Clinical Hypnosis. 

The Recovery Centre
Unit 204, 659 Upper James Street, Hamilton, Ontario, L9C 5R8
Phone:  905-575-7883
Fax:  905-575-4725
Email: therecoverycentre@gmail.com
Website:The Recovery Centre

Dr. Anna Baranowsky, 

Ph.D., C.Psych

Dr. Anna Baranowsky, Ph.D., C.Psych., is the CEO of Traumatology Institute (Canada), the official Canadian provider of Traumatology Institute programs in Canada. She provides psychotherapy, trauma training and other clinical services specializing in trauma assessment and therapy; stress and anxiety management; the Accelerated Recovery Program (ARP) for Compassion Fatigue; Psychosocial Oncology; Health psychology and couples therapy. Dr. Baranowsky works with individuals, couples, groups and organizations to alleviate emotional distress, reduce blocks to fulfilling one’s potential, and enhance feelings of wellness. Dr. Baranowsky serves on the Board of Directors of the Academy of Traumatology’s Commission on Certification and Accreditation. She has been recognized by the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress with Diplomate status and is a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress. Her accomplishments include international presentations on the Compassion Fatigue, Post Traumatic Stress, PTSD Trauma assessment, Trauma Therapy and community/organizational consultation. She has been published in the areas of Secondary Traumatization, Compassion Fatigue, Trauma Therapy, and therapeutic relationships (the Silencing Response). Dr. Baranowsky is also the author of the best seller Trauma Practice: Tools for Stabilization & Recovery (2010, 2nd Ed., Baranowsky, Gentry and Schultz). She recently released Recovery Now TRAUMA, her new Audio CD and downloadable MP3 series which includes self-help audio materials on Trauma.

25 TIPS after Trauma

Dr. Baranowsky provides assistance to the Board of Directors for Badge of Life Canada as a member of the Advisory Board. Bio

Address: 45 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite 419, Toronto, Ontario  Canada M2N 5W9
Phone: (416) 229-1477 ext. 335

Email: whatisptsd.com/contact-form/
Website: traumatologyinstitute.net
Website: psychink.com 

Dr. Lisa Berger,

Registered Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Lisa Berger is a Clinical, Counselling, and Rehabilitation Psychologist.  She has worked with first responders and military personnel throughout her career providing comprehensive psychological services including clinical/diagnostic assessments and treatment for acute and chronic experiences.  In the past, she has focused extensively on treatment and recovery.  More recently she has had the privilege of working within the policing community to actively prevent operational stress injuries.  Lisa works with both members and their families.  She has had a longstanding interest in working to help people mend their lives and enable them to live more fully in the present.

Dr. Lisa Berger & Associates
Address: 179 Eagle Street, Newmarket, Ontario, Canda  L3Y 1J7
Phone:  905-836-4555
Fax:  905-836-0976
Email:  info@drlisaberger.com
Website:  www.drlisaberger

Dr. Beverley Bouffard, 

Registered Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Bouffard is a Doctoral Level Registered Clinical Psychologist in Ontario. Dr. Bouffard completed her graduate training-Master’s and PhD-in Clinical psychology at York University, Toronto, and undertook a Postdoctoral fellowship at Sunnybrook & Women’s College Hospital/WCRI, University of Toronto.

At her private practice in Toronto and York Region she provides comprehensive psychological services including clinical/diagnostic assessments, crisis intervention and support, and evidence-based treatments for first responders experiencing Operational Stress Injuries from acute /chronic trauma (PTSD), and other co-related psychological/psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Bouffard was both honored and privileged to work intensively with the York Regional Police during the launch of their “Project Safeguard” programme ─only the second police force in Canada to include psychologists to provide “Safeguard” services directly to the organization including suitability assessments for both sworn officers and civilians entering high risk positions (i.e., Internet Child Exploitation [ICE], Special Victims Unit, Forensic Identification Unit, Homicide, Domestic Violence, Collision Investigation and Communications Units); and directly to the members–diagnostic assessments for WSIB, crisis intervention, treatment, psychological accommodations and return to work planning, as well as clinical consultation to their newly created Peer Support Team through in–house training workshops on suicide education and prevention, stress management, and resiliency training.

Working closely within the police subculture, or “blue fraternity” allowed her to experience firsthand the multiple layers of both organizational and job/unit-specific challenges that sworn and civilian members face-the complexity of which often contribute to stigma and treatment seeking barriers. She witnessed firsthand the disabling impact of suicide, and other mental health issues on the officers, their co-workers, and their families.

In 2015 Dr. Bouffard was invited to present at the Ontario Psychological Association’s first Cultural Competency in Psychological Services for Police-a training workshop for Ontario psychologists, as well as to present the role of psychologists working with first responders at the Annual OPA Reception at Queen’s Park. She has contributed to suicide prevention training modules for the Canadian Police Knowledge Network (CPKN).

Dr. Bouffard is currently on the Badge of Life Canada Advisory Board.

Address: Midtown Toronto: #507, 586 Eglinton Avenue East Toronto M4P 1P2
York Region: #200, 372 Hollandview Trail Aurora, ON L4G 7M6
Phone: 647-502-6600
Fax: 416-488-3988
Email: dr.b.bouffard@gmail.com  or   cbt@torontosleep.com
Website: www.drbeverleypsychology.ca

Michele Brett,

Registered Social Worker MSW, RSW, ACCFM, CPMed

Michele is a registered Social Worker in the Province of Ontario with over 17 years experience.  This experience has provided her with insight and knowledge of people and the life adversity they face.  Michele believes in a client centred, non-judgemental, systems approach to assisting individuals, couples and families to overcome their personal challenges.  Michele has experience working in family court as a mediator, custody and access assessor at the Office of the Children’s Lawyer, and has done numerous workshops for the Ministry of the Attorney General.   Michele entered in to private practice in 2010, and has had her practice evolved with a strong focus on the impact trauma has on front line responders.  While Michele emphasizes working with police offices, corrections officers, 911 dispatch, veteran, military personal, paramedics and fire fighters, she also welcomes working with spouses and family members of these professions.

Michele’s style of therapy is the belief that all clients are strong functioning individuals who need a safe and non-judgemental environment to help process the challenges they face.  She approaches the journey of healing and the individual’s she works with from the perspective of a holistic, multi-modality perspective.  Michele’s approaches include cognitive therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioural therapy, and solution focused therapy.  Michele also considers emerging therapies such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Energy Psychology and Hypnosis.  Michele is dedicated to remaining current on a wide variety of therapies.

Michele welcomes the opportunity to discuss your path to healing.

Central Ontario Psychology
Address: #202 151 Essa Road, Barrie, ON L4N 3L3
Phone: 705-735-4778
Fax: 705-733-9431
Website:  Central Ontario Psych.ca

Rebecca Brown, 

Social Worker, MSW RSW, CHWC, Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Equine Assisted Therapist, Adj. Ass. Prof. Dept of Family Medicine, Western U.

Rebecca Brown has a Masters Degree in Social Work and her career has spanned 30 years within medical social work, trauma, child welfare and domestic violence fields.  The majority of her career was in the child protection system as a Supervisor and Coordinator of the Critical Incident Debriefing Team.  She was a Provincial Trainer for the Ont. Association of Children’s Aid Societies and taught the curriculum on Wellness and Self-Care.  Her experience in resilience building and Lifestyle Medicine is incorporated into her private practice of Health & Wellness Counselling.  Rebecca continues her work in Crisis Management Response, and provides onsite psychological first aid (CISM) following workplace traumas.  Rebecca is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine, Western University and Associate with the Tend Academy delivering workshops and conferences throughout North America on the topics of PTSD, Vicarious Trauma, Compassion Fatigue and Resilience to professionals in the trauma and health fields. Rebecca’s most recent passion is “Healing Through Horses” and provides Equine Assisted Therapy for trauma survivors and a variety of mental health conditions. Certified by the Global Standard EAGALA model, Rebecca and her therapeutic teams ensure the highest level of evidence-based, experiential trauma counselling for first responders, their families and anyone impacted by life’s traumatic events.

Phone: 519-280-1969
Email: Rebecca@OurHealingHouse.ca.

Three EAGALA Certified stables in South Western Ontario provide a wide variety of programs to meet clients’ specific needs:

London – LondonEquineAssistedTherapy@gmail.com

St. Thomas –  www.ElginEquineAssistedTherapy.com

Woodstock – www.LeadingEdgeEquineAcademy.com

Carolynn R. Campbell, 

Social Worker, MSW RSW 

Carolynn is a clinical social worker with 30 years experience specializing in grief, loss and trauma. She holds a Master of Social Work degree, and a certificate in palliative care. She is trained in the use of cognitive behavioural therapy, hypnotherapy, and is an EMDR certified therapist. In her earlier years, she worked primarily with both physical and mental illness in hospital and community settings. Now in her Ottawa private practice she provides assistance to individuals and couples living with PTSD. Having grown up in a military family, she is very proud of her work with members of the Canadian Armed Forces, assisting in their recovery from operational stress injury.

Psychotherapy: anxiety, grief/loss, trauma
EMDR Certified Therapist, CBT, Hypnotherapy

Address: 646 MacLaren Street Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1R 5L2
Phone: 613-235-2904
Fax: 1-877-600-1022
Email: carolynn@campbellrsw.com
Website: Psychology Today Therapists or EMDR Canada

Charlotte Cassidy 

M.A., DCEP, Registered Psychotherapist

Growing up in a first responder home Charlotte has developed a unique perspective when working with clients with PTSD and work related stress issues. Charlotte is a psychotherapist, counsellor and wellness coach who received her Master of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in Chicago.  Charlotte has experience in a variety of treatment modalities and has worked in private practice, hospital and school board settings.  She is an advanced PSYCH-K®️Facilitator and has also completed the Diplomate Certification in Comprehensive Energy Psychology (DCEP).  Charlotte utilizes a variety of energy psychology techniques to increase her client’s sense of health and well-being.
Energy psychology (EP) is a mind-body approach to understanding and improving human functioning.  EP focuses on the relationship between bioenergy systems, neuro and electro physiological processes, and mental functions involving thoughts, emotions, sensations, and behaviour. By working with the whole body-mind system, energy psychology facilitates rapid positive change and optimal psychotherapeutic outcomes, and is aligned with the latest finding from neuroscience and traumatology. Currently, Charlotte is providing therapy services in Milton and on-line through Secure Video and can be reached through the email link on her website: www.psychandthecity.co

Milton, ON
Phone: 416-627-3926

Shelley Colter, 

CD1, M.A., RP (Qualifying)

Shelley Colter, M.A. is a psychotherapist, couple, and family therapist. She has over 20 years experience as an officer with the Canadian military in operational environments. Shelley works individuals (16 years of age and older), couples and families work through problems and issues. Shelley’s therapeutic goal is to assist clients to be heard and validated, to empower clients to discover and develop their unique strengths, and support clients in the resolution of issues or conflicts.

Shelley has a special interest in assisting current or retired military personnel, first responders and their families who have been effected by work related stress, personal trauma, PTSD, loss and grief. Shelley understands the challenges individuals, couples, and families face with operations, deployment and reintegration into the family and community.

As your therapist, Shelley is compassionate in assisting individuals, couples or families understand and explore issues associated with sexual and/or gender identity and related challenges they may face. She also works with trauma, including sexual trauma in childhood and adulthood, post traumatic stress, depression, anxiety and anger.

Call today to book an appointment for therapy or leave a confidential message for Shelley. She is accepting new clients.

Address: 4019 Carling Ave, Suite 202 Kanata, Ontario K2K 2A3
Phone: 613-287-3799, ext 107
Fax: 1-613-777-4975
Email: info@family-therapy.ca
Website: RPQualifyingTherapist

Dr. Tasleem Damji,

Registered Clinical Psychologist

Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to help people. I just didn’t know in what capacity.  Throughout the years, I have had different experiences that eventually led me to a professor who inspired me to obtain my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.  Through these experiences, I have had the fortune to contribute towards public and officer safety in my career within the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, as well as to help people in my private practice.  My goal is to help people realize that they have the power to create the world they want to live in.  Life has many hardships.  However, it is possible to either see the world a little bit differently or to behave in a different manner where the opportunities for joy are greater.  By working together, we can find these opportunities.

I work with a highly diverse clientele, both individuals and groups from the general public and various organizations (private and public), including first responders (e.g. RCMP, Ottawa Police Service, DND, EMS). Here are some of the reasons people have come to see me:

Mood: Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Anger, Self-Esteem, Loneliness

Relationships (personal and professional): Conflict, Abuse, Emotional Withdrawal, Infidelity, Assertiveness, Intimacy

Life Transitions: Grief and Loss, Separation, Post-divorce, Retirement, Parenting, Leaving Home

Trauma: Childhood, PTSD, Car Accidents, Bullying, Harassment, Pain Management

Stress: Stress Management, Workplace Burnout, Learning to Relax

Address: Suite 202, 240 Kennevale Dr., Ottawa, ON  K2J 6B6

Phone: 613-263-9877
Email: tasleem@Drtdamji.com
Website: www.drtdamji.com

Dr. Jonathan Danson, 

C.Psych – Clinical and Counselling Psychologist

Jon provides treatment to individuals and groups experiencing a wide range of difficulties, with a particular interest and expertise treating those (including police officers and others first responders) suffering from symptoms of trauma and PTSD. He also works to address related problems such as marital discord, anxiety/panic, and depression. Jon received his Ph.D. from The University of Toronto, where his research focused on the processing of traumatic memories through writing.  He is certified as a Quality-Rated provider of Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), an evidence-based treatment for trauma. He also has training and experience in using other evidence-based treatment approaches such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Jon currently works as a staff psychologist on the Academic Family Health Team at St. Michael’s Hospital. He has also trained and worked in the Traumatic Stress Clinic at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences and the Psychological Trauma Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

EBT3 – Evidence-Based Therapy, Training, and Testing

Address: 2 Carlton St., Suite 1803 Toronto, ON, M5B 1J3
Phone: 416-628-4336
Fax: 416-628-4337
Email: dr.danson@ebt3.com
Website: Dr. Jonathan Danson

Patricia Davies, 

Registered Psychotherapist

Addictions, problem gambling and working with police officers and their family members are areas of particular interest to me. I also provide help with trauma, lifestyle change, everyday “stuff” (problems) or whatever is troubling you.  I believe in the ability of individuals and families to recover from active addictions and to maintain successful recovery.  It is a privilege to be able to help facilitate the process.

I was employed in a residential treatment program working with individuals, families and employers with substance abuse, problem gambling and trauma issues beginning in 1987. Later, I was part of the team developing a new problem gambling treatment program and became responsible for the ongoing design and delivery of the content.  I was actively involved in the addictions aftercare program, its delivery, management and design.  Facilitating group therapy sessions and fee for service individual therapy were included in my responsibilities.

My experience working for over 25 years with the law enforcement community and their family members is a highlight of my career. I helped establish and continue to facilitate an ongoing, weekly, confidential support/therapy group for sworn police officers. Known as the H.E.A.R.T (Heart) group (founded in 1999, a weekly, confidential support/therapy group for all police officers, active, retired or suspended) it is now in its 17th year and is fully supported by the Toronto Police Association. I appreciate their confidence in me.

Address: Located in the North York/Willowdale area of Toronto, Ontario.
Phone: 416 859 3579
Email: kirmit@sympatico.ca 
Website: York Region Psychological Services
Website: Patricia Davies

Dr. Jonathan Douglas, 

Clinical Psychologist

Ontario Psychological Association – Past President Dr. Jonathan Douglas is a clinical psychologist, in private practice in Barrie, ON. His practice has evolved with a strong focus on trauma, particularly in veterans and first responders, but also including childhood trauma. He enjoys introducing innovative techniques while guiding the treatment with the consistent measurement of outcomes to ensure treatment progress. He is a passionate advocate for access to mental health services. Practice focused on: Police officers, firefighters, EMS professionals, 911/EMS dispatchers,active military and veterans.

Dr. Douglas provides tremendous professional insight as a new member of the Badge of Life Canada – Board of Directors.

Central Ontario Psychology
Address: #202-151 Essa Rd., Barrie, ON L4N 3L2
Phone: 705-735-4776
Fax: 705-733-9431

Email: drjdouglas@rogers.com 
Website: Dr. Jonathan Douglas
Twitter: @JonathanOPA

Glen Downey
Social Worker, MCA, RSW

With over 25 years in the field, Glen is a very professional, mature & experienced practitioner and is specialized in providing services to individuals experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder, marriage difficulties and personality disorder. He is both a Forensic Criminologist and a certified Social Worker.  He experience includes forensic psychiatric case management unit in a remand facility.  He employs Dialectical Behavioural, Solution Focused, Cognitive Processing, Motivational Interviewing and CAMS in assisting his client to realize their goals and finding a life worth living.

Live In Light Counselling Services
Address: 36 Trowbridge Street East, Meaford, ON N4L 1G1
Phone: 226-662-7777
Website: live in light counselling

Dr. Donna Ferguson, 
C. Psych, ABPP

Dr. Ferguson is a board certified clinical psychologist (ABPP) who provides assessment and treatment (specifically, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy focused) in the area of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and other Anxiety Disorders, primarily with injured workers and first responders at the Centre For Addiction and Mental Health (Work Stress and Health Program).  Clinical research interests and areas of specialty include concurrent disorders, particularly in the area of anxiety disorders and or co-morbid depressive disorders with gambling pathology (in areas of assessment and intervention). Dr. Ferguson has published research in problem gambling and has worked with clients in the area of gambling addiction.  Dr. Ferguson has also published articles in the area of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

DF Psychological Services 
1407 Yonge Street, Suite 406 Toronto ON M4T 1Y7 
Phone: (416) 937-2164
Email:  donnaferguson40@gmail.com
Website:   www.dfpsychologicalservices.com

Marleen Filimon, 

Registered Psychotherapist, BSc., MSc

I love working with individual, teens, and families who experience stress and discomfort due to anxiety, depression, a traumatic experience, relationship issues, and self-esteem issues gain a better understanding of what they are going through.

I specialize in working with Emergency Responders (i.e. Police Officers, Fire Fighters, Paramedics, and ER personnel) and family members of suicide victims

My passion for working with trauma victims stems from two very important and personal life lessons. The first one is my own traumatic experience and shopping for “the perfect therapist” to help me battle my inner demons. I tried many different paths, have been guinea-pigged on by an intern experimenting with her own self-taught therapy, and finally ended at the doorstep of my last therapist. Her enthusiasm for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and the effect it had on me finally gave me the chance to make peace with my past and live my life to its full potential.

The second one stems from my working experiences as (a) a socio-therapist at a forensic psychiatric hospital  coaching rehabilitated detainees with a mental health disorder back to society, and (b) as a trauma therapist for the United Nations in Haiti. For this last one, myself and a team of other mental health professionals were responsible for the welfare of more than twelve thousand UN personnel, including civilians, UN police, UN firefighters, and UN military personnel.

In my sessions I use an eclectic approach combining Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.

Private Matters Psychotherapy
Address: 440 Elizabeth Street, Unit 105. Burlington, Ontario Canada
Phone:  905.681.7359
Email:   marleen@pmptherapy.com
Website:  pmptherapy.com

Lori Gill,

Psychotherapist and Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS) CEO

Lori Gill, founder and lead therapist at the Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing is a Psychotherapist, Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS) and Trainer, and former Psychology Professor with 15 years of experience working with children, youth, and adults. Lori currently maintains membership with the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP).

Lori has experience working within various professional organizations specializing in child, youth, and adult counselling. Treatment focus areas include trauma, attachment, mental health, addictions, eating disorders, wellness, and education. Services provided include comprehensive trauma and attachment assessments, trauma intervention, reconciliation therapy, attachment enhancing therapy, compassion fatigue prevention and treatment, training, Employee Assistance Program therapy, and clinical supervision. Lori provides consultation and supervision services as well as wellness therapy for helping professionals to prevent compassion fatigue. Lori has been providing trauma intervention for several years to children through to adults inclusive of individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with great success. Lori has provided trauma therapy within the following clinical settings: hospital out-patient eating disorders program, addictions counselling, foster care residential settings, in developmental services organizations, and in private practice. Single and historical trauma experiences treated varied from military involvement, abandonment, attachment, physical, sexual, and emotional abuse, domestic violence, rape, women in the industry, addictions, and loss. She has worked with children ages 2+ through to adults of all ages, many of which have a history of complex trauma (more than 4 significant trauma events).

Lori is an engaging and sought after presenter and facilitates a variety of training workshops including Creating a Trauma-Informed Workplace; Trauma’s Impact on Learning and Behaviours, Trauma-Informed Child Welfare; Healing the Helper: Compassion Fatigue Prevention and Intervention; Suicide Prevention, Intervention, and Postvention; Stress; Attachment and Conscious Parenting; Eating Disorders; and Creative Counselling Approaches. Lori is a certified trainer, consultant supervisor, and presenter for the National Institute for Trauma and Loss and provides the following training: Trauma and Addiction; Children of Trauma; Structured Sensory Interventions; Counselling at Risk Youth; and Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Trauma. Allow us to create a custom training to meet the needs of your workplace, community event, or parent group

Attachment and Trauma Treatment Centre for Healing (ATTCH)
Address: 239 Four Mile Creek Rd., St David’s, Ontario  Canada L0S 1P0
Phone: 905- 262-0303
Email: lori@attch.org
Website: attachment-trauma-treatment-centre-for-healing.com

Jeff Gulick, 

B.A., CCADC Designated Addictions Counsellor

Jeff is a Designated Addictions Counsellor and a member of the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Federation.  Jeff holds a Trauma and Addiction Certificate from Algonquin College, a B.A. in Sociology and an Honours B.A. in Psychology from Carleton University.  Jeff has worked in a residential treatment setting and has worked extensively with individuals who have been exposed to trauma and violence.  Jeff’s past experience allows him to understand the intricacies and challenges encountered by first responders, which can result in Operational Stress Injury.

Jeff adopts the belief that addiction does not exist in isolation and effective therapy should reflect individual needs. Behavioural change is only part of the recovery process. Exploring and understanding the principle causes of addiction may help to promote long lasting recovery.

Westboro Addiction Counselling
Address: 376 Churchill Avenue N., Suite 205 Ottawa, Ontario Canada K1Z 5C3
Phone: (613) 440-0812
Email: Jeff@westboroaddictioncounselling.com
Website: westboroaddictioncounselling.com

Nick Halmasy, MACP, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Nick completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology, and then went on to receive his Masters of Counselling Psychology. He is a Registered Psychotherapist (Q), and is the Founder of After The Call, an organization offering free mental health resources for First Responders. He also has extensive training in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST), Mental Health First Aid, and Critical Incident Stress Management. Nick currently teaches at Sir Sanford Fleming College in Peterborough, ON, and also provides counselling therapy.

In his 10 years as a firefighter, Nick has extensive experience in the First Responder field. Having been exposed to many traumatic and stressful scenarios as a firefighter, he is able to relate to others going through similar challenges. This compassion drives him to better serve the First Responder community, and assist with much-needed resources. Seeing the gap in the services needed and the services available is one of the key factors as to why Nick pursued a career in Psychology.

Nick has experience in a wide range of mental health sectors including clinical hospital settings, crisis settings, Child Welfare, and more recently in the addictions sector. He offers therapies that are tailored to the individual, allowing for seamless, client-driven sessions. From a strengths-based approach, Nick understands that regardless of Mental Health diagnosis or struggles, each individual should be able to continue to work in the field they love.

Nick works with clients who are currently struggling as well as those being proactive with their mental health, helping them to grow their resilience, and function as their personal best. This is accomplished through individual sessions, as well as community outreach to reduce mental health stigma.

Nick provides presentations and consultations on a wide range of mental health issues for First Responders.  He has also written articles for Straight Tip, Utah Valley State University Fire magazine, as well as been a contributor to Uniform Stories and FireRescue1. Nick is also the author of “Mental Health Awareness for First Responders and their Families“, available in digital and physical formats, and continues to write, research, and publish articles.

Connect with Nick on Facebook at After The Call, or on Twitter at @afterthecallMH.

Serving the Peterborough and Northumberland Counties

Phone: 705 313 6266

Email: nhalmasy@afterthecall.org

Website: afterthecall.org

Dr. Katy Kamkar, Ph.D., C. Psych.

Registered Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Katy Kamkar, Ph.D., C. Psych., is a Clinical Psychologist at the Work, Stress and Health Program/Psychological Trauma Program at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). She is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto. She is also the Medical Advisor to the Board of Directors – Badge of Life Canada (BOLC). She does private practice and is a Staff Associate at CBT Associates of Toronto.

Dr. Kamkar provides evidence-based psychological assessment and treatment for Injured Workers and First Responders (Police officers, Firefighters, EMS professionals, 911/EMS Dispatchers, Active Military and Veterans) experiencing Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Operational Stress Injuries (OSI) and Trauma and PTSD, grief reaction related to loss injury, pain, sleep related conditions and other conditions that may interfere with daily functioning as well as on psychological distress/stress/depression and anxiety in the workplace.

Dr. Kamkar is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario, Ontario Psychological Association, the Canadian Psychological Association, and Credentialed and Founding Member of the CACBT (Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapies)

Dr. Kamkar also provides education/workshops to Ministries and Organizations on Workplace Mental Health.

One of her greatest interests is to provide education to the public to promote mental health and well-being, reduce stigma attached to mental illness, and focus on prevention and early intervention. She has written numerous articles for various comprehensive public resources in particular on Trauma and PTSD and has provided numerous Public Relations / TV Media Work, including launching mental health series, being a former Health Blogger for CTV Health News and currently a Mental Health Blogger for CP24 and CAMH.

Twitter @DrKatyKamkar

Address: Downtown Toronto; Bay and Richmond area.

Email: drkamkar@cbtassociates.com
Website: katy-kamkar-phd-cpsych

Dr. Paulette Laidlaw 

Clinical, counselling and rehabilitation psychologist.

Dr. Laidlaw provides individual treatment (counselling and assessment) to adults 19 years of age and older who are experiencing difficulties related to their psychological and/or emotional health or well-being. Models of therapy that Dr. Laidlaw finds helpful include cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), solution-focused therapy and brief psychotherapy. Dr. Laidlaw has specialized training and experience in critical incident stress, posttraumatic stress disorder and the psychological difficulties of first responders and others in the caregiving professions. She recently worked for the Ontario Provincial Police as Manager, Psychological Services in order to provide advice and consultation to the EAP program and to restructure the psychological assessment and personnel selection process. Dr. Laidlaw currently provides pre-employment personnel selection assessments to the RCMP, the OPP and other police services and has received trainings on conducting psychological autopsies from the American Association of Suicidology.

Address: 460 Brant St., 1st Floor, Unit 13 Burlington, ON L7R 4B6
Phone: 289 921 0749
Website: Dr. Paulette Laidlaw

Ruth Linnen
Registered Psychotherapist

Ruth Linnen is the founder and director of Certified Professional Counselling Centre (www.ruthlinnen.com).  She is  also a founding member of Trauma Services of Southwestern Ontario (www.tsswo.com).   She is a member of the College of  Registered Psychotherapists and a certified member of The Association of Registered Psychotherapists and Mental Health Professionals.

Ruth has worked in private practice since 1996 and for the Canadian Mental Health Association since 1999. Ruth has developed a specialty in the area of trauma through her training at the Trauma & Resiliency Centre ( Hincks Dell Crest Centre) in Toronto, and  the  Traumatic Stress Services in London. Ruth has studied in the areas of personality development, psycho-therapeutic modalities and family systems therapy.  She has additional training in  Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), EMDR Recent Traumatic Episode( EMDR R-TEP),  Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Critical Incident Stress Management ( CISM) and Violence Threat Risk Assessment ( VTRA) and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy ( in progress).

Ruth provides services to individuals, families and groups who have been exposed to traumatic events. She provides consultation and training to community service providers and organizations in the area of trauma. Ruth is also a trainer for safeguards-Children’s Mental Health Ontario.

Address: 688 22nd Ave., Hanover, ON N4N 3W8
Phone:  519-364-7919
Fax: 519-364-3080
Email: rlinnen@wightman.ca
Website: Ruth Linnen

Lucy Marlin

Registered Psychotherapist, C.C.C.

At Live In Light Counselling Services individuals, couples and families receive counselling and support through life’s challenges including anxiety, depression, mental illness and adjustment to life changes such as divorce, death, medical diagnosis, adolescence, marriage difficulty, post-traumatic stress, personality disorder and retirement transition. Lucy is experienced and qualified to provide face-to-face, telephone and e-counselling.

Live In Light Counselling Services
Address: 36 Trowbridge Street East
Meaford, ON N4L 1G1
Phone: 226-662-7777
Email: lucyimarlin@gmail.com
Website: live in light counselling

Dr. Patricia McGarry-Roberts, 

Ph.D., C. Psych.

Dr. Patricia McGarry-Roberts is originally from Sault Ste. Marie and has been practicing as a Psychologist for over 25 years.  She obtained her doctoral training from the University of Ottawa and clinical training originally at Brockville Psychiatric Hospital and in forensic assessment and treatment in the Ministry of Public Safety and Correctional Services in Sault Ste. Marie.  She has been involved in ongoing training over the years in the competencies of adult psychological assessment and treatment in clinical, counseling and forensic psychology. She is enjoying full time private practice in the community, developing a network of health care professionals to help provide patients and clients with the best mental health care and endlessly advocating for access to psychological services, especially in the north. She is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association and enjoyed involvement for 5 years in provincial psychology as the Director of Professional Practice & Competencies for the Ontario Psychological Association  and as a member of the Public Education Committee.

Horizon Psychological Services
Address: 680 Albert St. East, Sault Ste. Marie, ON, P6A 2K6
Phone: 705-971-1091
Fax:  705-779-3833

Dr. Candice Monson,
C.Psych. – Clinical and Forensic Psychologist

Dr. Monson is a psychologist who is internationally known as one of the foremost experts on traumatic stress. She has worked extensively with military and first response clients, their partners, and their families using evidence-based therapies. In addition to providing these therapies to clients, Dr. Monson has developed, tested, and taught hundreds of other clinicians how to use them. She co-authored Cognitive Processing Therapy: Veteran/Military Version, Couple-Based Interventions for Military and Veteran Families, and is the original developer of Cognitive-Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD. Dr. Monson was honored as the Canadian Psychological Association Trauma Psychologist of the Year in 2013.

EBT3 – Evidence-Based Therapy, Training, & Testing
Address: 2 Carlton St., Suite 1803 Toronto, ON M5B 1J3
Phone: 416-628-4336
Fax: 416-628-4337
Website:  Dr. Candice Monson

Dr. Lynette Monteiro, C. Psych.

Clinical Psychologist

Lynette Monteiro, Ph.D., is a registered psychologist and Director of Training at the Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic, Ottawa Canada. She is trained in CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy for veterans and active military personnel, and mindfulness-based treatments. Dr. Monteiro co-developed the Mindfulness-based Symptom Management (M4) program for the treatment of psychological distress, pain management, and burnout resilience. She has served for 20 years as a personnel selection psychologist with police and military units and currently offers Mindfulness for Operational Stress Injuries (M4OSI), a treatment for military and first response members experiencing PTSD. As Clinical Professor at the University of Ottawa, she is in charge of training PhD clinical psychology candidates in clinical mindfulness interventions. She is co-author of Mindfulness Starts Here, peer-reviewed articles, and chapters on integrating traditional mindfulness psychology with contemporary psychological interventions.Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic

Address:  595 Montreal Road Suite 301, Ottawa  ON   K1K 4L2
Phone:  613 745 5366
Fax:   613 745 1186

Email: lynette.monteiro@gmail.com
Website:  Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic

Dr. Susan Moraes, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Clinical Psychologist & Clinical Neuropsychologist

Dr. Susan Moraes is a registered Psychologist in the province of Ontario, with specializations in the practice of Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology, with children, adolescents and adults.  Her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology includes specialty certificates in Clinical Neuropsychology and Forensic Psychology.

Dr. Moraes has over 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with a variety of mental health and addiction issues.  She has worked within a Police Service in Ontario for many years which allows her to have a unique firsthand understanding of Police organizational culture and functioning, as well as specific challenges faced by officers and civilian personnel.  Dr. Moraes has also worked in correctional institutions, community agencies, hospitals, universities, and in private practices.  She has extensive experience treating PTSD, anxiety, depression, pain, sleep, substance use, grief, and workplace injuries.  She prides herself in evidence-based, ethical, empathetic and culturally mindful assessment and treatment practices.

Dr. Moraes has particular interests in the psychological assessment and treatment of emergency personnel (police, fire, EMS), military and correctional services staff.   She is the founder of Mindframe Psychology Centre and holds memberships in several provincial and international organizations.  In addition, she provides external consultation services, supervision services, workshops, and seminars to private businesses, Police Services, and provincial and federal organizations.

Director, Mindframe Psychology Centre

Address: 55 Village Centre Pl., Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 1V9
Phone: 905 334-7832
Email: drmoraes@mindframe.ca
Website: www.mindframe.ca

Charles Nelson, Ph.D., C. Psych.,Psychologist and Clinical Coordinator

Operational Stress Injury Clinic Parkwood Institute

Dr. Charles Nelson, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and the Clinical Coordinator for the Operational Stress Injury Clinic at The Parkwood Institute in London, Ontario. He assesses and treats Veterans, Canadian Forces Members, and the RCMP with posttraumatic stress disorder, associated anxiety and mood disorders, and chronic pain. He holds cross-appointments as an Adjunct Clinical Professor, Clinical Psychology Program, with Western University, as well as a Research Scientist with The Lawson Institute. He has presented at recent international conferences on suicide, trauma, vicarious resilience, pain, mild traumatic brain injury, and smoking cessation. He also treats a small number of first responders in his private practice in London, Ontario.

Address: 550 Wellington Road, London, ON  N6C 0A7

Phone: 1-888-237-6967 ext. 42235 or 519-685-4292

Fax: 519-685-4585 

Jeff Packer MSW & Associates, Inc.

Counsellors & Therapists

Individual, couple/marital, family and group counselling approaches are available to help you cope with trauma and loss, health crises and to deal with important individual and family challenges, changes and relationships.

Our licensed, registered counsellors are based in Oshawa, Ontario and are skilled in the application of Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive- Behavioural Psychotherapy, Family Systems Theory, Structural Family Therapy, Narrative approaches, crisis intervention, grief and bereavement work.

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Once you decide to enter into therapy with Jeff Packer and Associates Inc., we will initially spend time exploring your situation, the problem(s) or challenge(s) which brought you into therapy, and the issue(s) you want to work on at this time. We will also assess the resources and strengths you possess and explore those that are or may be available to you. You will then begin to identify goals for work in therapy along with potential solutions. We identify existing and new problem solving techniques, effective decision making and conflict resolution skills, examine the relationship dynamics involved and the underlying values and beliefs.

Address: 58 Rossland Road W., Suite 211 Oshawa, On L1G 2V5

Phone: 905-571-7441

Fax: 905-571-0364

Email: jeff@jeffpacker.com

Sonia Pahwa, 

Social Worker, MSW, RSW

As a private practitioner offering service for young people, adults, and couples, Sonia focuses on Post Traumatic Growth as a key way to understand how we might live through stressful or traumatic experiences. Her practice also incorporates solution-focused, narrative, and psychoanalytic approaches. Phone and online counselling sessions are offered as Sonia has particular expertise in these modes of counselling, having served as a clinical trainer for a phone and online crisis counselling agency.

Currently Sonia is working with Veterans and active duty military service members as part of an international collaborative effort to explore therapeutic clowning as an adjunct method of healing, alongside traditional interventions for operational stress. Please contact her if participating in this project may interest you.

Sonia is a Trainer for ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training), a course that teaches how to work with persons at risk of suicide. She has created and facilitated mental health and suicide related workshops across the community, including schools, mental health agencies, crisis lines, and hospitals.

Address: 46 Lakeview Avenue, Toronto, ON M6J 3B3

Phone: 647-654-5782
Email: info@soniapahwa.com
Website: soniapahwa.com

Dr. Dee Rajska,  

Clinical and Rehabilitation Psychologist

Clinic Co-Director Niagara Psychological Wellness: Dr. Rajska work with veterans, serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces, as well as law enforcement professionals and first responders.  She also works with survivors of childhood abuse, physical and sexual assaults, serious motor vehicle accidents, as well as workplace injuries and assaults. Dr. Rajska provides services in English as well as in Polish. Check out her blog about mental health for members of the military and their families “Coming Back Home”.

Niagara Psychological Wellness

Address: 264 Welland Avenue, Suite 1,  St. Catharines, Ontario  Canada L2R 2P8
Phone: 905- 641-1116
Fax: 905-641-1117

Website: canadianveteransadvocacy

John R. Robertson 

John Robertson has Bachelor & Master degrees from Queen’s University and over 25 years of assisting people to manage the variety of transition –crisis, change, conflict, stress, relationships, and death.A Certified Trauma Specialist with ATSS, an approved instructor in Critical Incident Stress Management {CISM} with ICISF, Certified grief counsellor –Edu-Therapy, certification in MBTI step I & II, Strong’s Inventory, DISC, TKI Conflict resolution tool FIRO-B for business and others instruments used for coaching. Crisis intervention and other support training services have been provided in a variety of contexts including first responders, schools and other workplaces.  Supporting emergency service personnel and their families ORNGE, police, Fire, EMS

FORTLOG Services Inc.
Address: 85 Hobin Street, Ottawa, K2S 1G8
Phone: 613-799-1050 Fax: 613-831-4164
Email: john@fortlog.org
Website: www.fortlog.org

Sarah Schlote, 

Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC, SEP

The Refuge: Centre for Healing and Recovery has a team of trauma therapists that is unique in the province for all having training in Somatic Experiencing for trauma resolution, a neurobiological approach used worldwide with military veterans and first responders to resolve the body memory and physical and emotional symptoms of trauma, vicarious trauma, grief and shame. SE goes beyond the verbal story, cognitive-behavioural strategies to manage symptoms, and problem solving, and instead focuses on helping build the internal emotional tools and resiliency to process and complete what is being managed internally as a result of operational stress injuries. SE offers a way to work with the bound survival energies left over in the body that are difficult to work with through verbal processing alone. Therapy incorporates a number of body-oriented, practical, movement-based and experiential exercises to support recovery in a safe way that prevents overwhelm and focuses on restoring a sense of wholeness, selfhood, regulation, competence, mastery, confidence and triumph. The complex relational implications of trauma are also worked on, from a shock trauma and attachment injuries perspective, to help couples rebuild and repair their bond.

The therapists at The Refuge offer a combination of services, including 1:1, couples, family, and groups/workshops. Additional therapies used at The Refuge include EMDR, attachment-oriented psychotherapy, parts work for complex dissociation, equine-facilitated therapy (healing with horses – using the trauma-focused and neurologically-based model developed at Generation Farms, in Nanaimo, BC), mindfulness and self-compassion, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Gestalt therapy, psychodynamic therapy, Focusing, expressive arts therapies, touch and table work for the resolution of complex trauma physiology, etc. Sarah offre ses services en francais et en anglais.

Registered Psychotherapist and Trauma and Attachment Specialist, Canadian Certified Counsellor and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner

Psychothérapeute autorisée avec spécialisation en traumatismes et en attachement, Conseillère canadienne certifiée et praticienne de Somatic Experiencing

The Refuge: Centre for Healing and Recovery
Le Refuge : Centre de guérison et de rétablissement

Address: Guelph, Ontario
Phone: 1-855-7REFUGE
Email: sarah@healingrefuge.com
Website: www.healingrefuge.com

Parul Shah,

Social Worker, MSP, RSW

I am a private practice services offering personalized counselling from ages 7 and up. I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers since 2002. I have 3 undergraduate degrees in Sociology and Social Work. I have successfully completed my Master of Science in Psychology from University Of Phoenix.

I often say to clients when I meet them for the first time, that life is about getting to understand why we feel the way we feel and to understand, we must unpeel the protective layer that we placed ourselves in, in order to feel no pain. I call it “unpeeling the onion” the core of the onion is our root, and to understand, we must get to the root of the issue.

Effective therapeutic approaches, depending on the issue, include:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness Based Therapy or Self-Regulation Techniques
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Areas of Expertise:

PTSD/Trauma – Active Military, Veterans, First Responders, Adults, Teens and Children
Suicidal ideation

Address: 2081 Merivale Road Suite 800 Ottawa, Ontario K1G 1G9
Phone: 613-983-6737
Website: embracingempowerment.com

Dr. Ian Schulman, 

Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Ian Shulman is a clinical psychologist with an energetic and creative style, who enjoys working with adolescents, adults, couples and families. Dr. Shulman is a member of the Canadian Psychological Association and the Ontario Psychological Association. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Calgary in 1999. His background includes professional positions with the Hospital for Sick Children, the former Clarke Institute of Psychiatry (now CAMH), North York General Hospital and the University of Waterloo. Dr. Shulman has extensive experience in individual and marital/couples therapy and psychological evaluation. Ian’s approach is warm and engaging and he believes that all people have within them the power to create the kind of life they want to lead.

Shift Cognitive Therapy & Assessment
Address: 466 Speers Rd., Suite 220 Oakville, Ontario Canada L6K 3W9
Phone: 905-849-1288
Fax: 905-849-1589
Website: Dr. Ian Shulman

Jillian Steinberg


Jillian, a registered Social Worker in the Province of Ontario, is a trauma therapist for children, youth, and adults. She specializes in trauma assessment and therapy and has several years of experience working  with individuals, groups, and families in order to alleviate the impact of distressing experiences on the mind and body.

Jillian is currently a clinical therapist at Radius Child and Youth Services, SAFE-T Program, and has a private practice in Markham where she provides trauma specific therapy to children, youth, and adults. Jillian has previous work experience as a crisis counsellor for Victim Services of Toronto, counsellor in the Partner Assault Response Program (PAR), and trauma therapist at Cedar Centre (formerly known as York Region Abuse Program – YRAP).

Jillian approaches trauma therapy with a holistic, multi-modal approach that considers the roles of Neuropsychobiology, the attachment system, and the Polyvagal Theory, while incorporating the use of EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), Cognitive Processing Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy and Ego State Therapy, Mindfulness, Somatic Experiencing and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.

Jillian truly believes that people can and do heal from single or multiple traumas and practices from a space that values individual experiences with trauma despite similarities in presenting trauma symptoms.

Address: Markham, ON
Phone: 647-830-6340
E-mail: jillian_steinberg

Dr. Hugo Stevenson, 

Registered Psychologist

I work with Adolescents, Couples and Adults. I particularly focus in helping first responders and Canadian veterans recover from PTSD and its psychological sequelae (anger, depression, anxiety, marital and relationship problems, psychological despair and suicide ideation, among other issues.

Address: 20 Guelph Line, Suite 203, Burlington, Ontario Canada L7R 4E2
or 310 Main St., E, Suite 204, Milton, Ontario Canada L9T 1P5
Phone: 416 732 8336
Fax: 416 800 1982

Website:  Psychology Today Therapists or Dr. Hugo Stevenson

Dr. Jane Storrie, 

Clinical Psychologist

Storrie, Velikonja and Associates: Clinical Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology. Assessment and treatment services for police officers, firefighters, EMS professionals, 911/EMS dispatchers, active military and veterans.

Dr. Storrie is a registered Psychologist in the province of Ontario, with specializations in the practice of clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, and rehabilitation psychology. She is a former President of the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA), and an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. Dr. Storrie has been awarded Diplomate Emeritus status with the American Board of Disability Analysts (ABDA).

Dr. Storrie has particular areas of interest include the treatment of PTSD and other occupational stressors in first responders (police, fire, paramedic) and correctional officers, the treatment of grief and bereavement, and neurorehabilitation post- brain injury (ABI, stroke, neurological disorders). Dr. Storrie also provides consultation services to first responder organizations and correctional services, hospital-based inpatient and residential programs, and disability management agencies.

Address: 573 Maple Avenue, Suite 2 Burlington, ON   L7S 2E8
Phone: (905) 333-0072
Fax: (905) 333-0082
Email: jstorrie@svapsych.ca
Website: Dr. Jane Storrie
Find me on Twitter @JaneOPA  and @SVApsych

Dr. Anne Wagner, 

Clinical Psychologist

Anne sees both individuals and couples coping post-trauma and with PTSD. Her practice uses cognitive-behavioural strategies to reduce symptoms and enhance relationships. Anne is a trainer for Cognitive Behavioral Conjoint Therapy for PTSD (CBCT for PTSD) and Anne is currently the member-at-large for the Traumatic Stress Section of the Canadian Psychological Association.
EBT3 – Evidence-Based Therapy, Training, and Testing

Address: 2 Carlton St., Suite 1803 Toronto, ON, M5B 1J3
Phone: 416-628-4336
Fax: 416-628-4337

Email:  dr.wagner@ebt3.com  
Website: Dr. Anne Wagner

Dr. Susan Williams, 

Psychologist & Director

Dr. Williams treats a wide variety of problems in children, teens, couples and adults using leading-edge, research-based CBT techniques. She is a leading expert in CBT for depression and anxiety and trains clinicians across Canada in CBT. Susan is a certified member of the Canadian Association of Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies (CACBT). She works closely with clients setting clear goals for therapy and quickly provides effective tools for her clients to use. Susan is an Adult and Developmental Psychologist. Her knowledge of child development guides her work with children and teens. Susan is frequently asked to do presentations in the community to parent associations, schools, support groups, businesses, and Halton Healthcare on topics such as stress, resilience, and mindfulness. Susan also teaches mindfulness meditation to interested clients and continues to deepen her own practice and understanding of mindfulness meditation.

Susan has worked on the CBT Unit at the former Clarke Institute of Psychiatry in Toronto (now CAMH), at the Anxiety Treatment and Research Centre at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton, the Mood Disorders program at the former Hamilton Psychiatric Hospital, the Adolescent Program and Eating Disorders Clinic at McMaster University Medical Centre, the Child and Family Centre at Chedoke Hospital, Hamilton and was on the former Board of Directors for Danielle’s Place in Burlington, a resource and support centre for those having difficulties with eating or an eating disorder. Susan maintained an appointment for 9 years as Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. Susan received her psychology degrees from the University of Waterloo and York University. Susan’s research on depression and anxiety prevention and intervention in children, teens and adults has been presented at many conferences. 

Halton Centre for Cognitive Therapy & Stress Reduction
Address: 418 North Service Rd. East, Suite 3A Oakville, Ontario, Canada L6H 5R2
Phone: (905) 901-0597
Fax: (905) 901-9773
williams.hcct@gmail.com  or  info@haltontherapy.ca 
Website: Dr. Susan Williams

Wendi Woo, M.A., C.Psych.Assoc.

Wendi Woo is a Registered Clinical Psychological Associate and member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario who has been providing psychological services to adults living with a range of difficulties and diagnoses including PTSD, operational stress injuries, addictions, mood and anxiety disorders, stress management, and self-esteem issues for more than 25 years.  Much of her professional career has been focused on working with current and retired members of the CF, Police, and other First Responders.  With this population, in addition to helping them cope with operational stress injuries (OSIs), there is also a focus on building resilience for future encounters, or for those recently released from service, emotionally transitioning to civilian life.

Her training is in cognitive-behavioural therapy and she also incorporates elements of motivational interviewing, dialectal behaviour therapy, exposure therapy, and solution focused therapy into her practice.  In addition, she is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).

Wendi has presented on topics related to PTSD and Addictions at a number of different conferences across Canada, and was honoured to be able to speak at the Badge of Life Canada “Surviving Trauma & Building Resilience in the Workplace” events in Waterloo and in Ottawa.  Wendi was previously with the Homewood Health Centre as a Psychological Associate first with the Program for Traumatic Stress Recovery, then the Addiction Medicine Program, and then held the role of Clinical Manager with the Addiction Medicine Service before moving into full-time private practise.

Address: 147 Wyndham Street North, Suites 403 & 405
Guelph Ontario N1H 4E9

Phone: (519-820-8769)
Email:  wendiwoo@thewellnesscollaborative.com