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Meet our mental health specialists
We take great care in hiring mental health specialists who share our values for patient-centric, human care. Our registered specialists are available for appointments on the Akira by TELUS Health app, and all bring a different background and skill set so our patients can get help from someone that best fits their needs.
Caroline Champagne, MSW
Quebec | French | Family, child, adolescent and adult
Caroline Champagne is a Registered Social Worker and a member of the OTSTCFQ. While in university, she had the chance to work at the CISSS-CA for several years, taking on different mandates and working with various clienteles. Her experiences have allowed her to develop expertise in mental health issues that range from mood disorders to psychotic disorders and personality disorders.
Transient adjustment disorders such as depression, burnout, anxiety and separation are some of the subjects that Caroline masters in her interventions. Added to her expertise are family issues and relationship challenges, such as separation conflicts, parent-child / adolescent relationships, behavioral issues and development of children under 5 years old. Her approach focuses on needs, strengths, and empowerment.
Tamara Childs, Registered Clinical Counsellor
National | English
Tamara is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, insured to provide online counselling for anyone across Canada. She works with clients of all ages and has extensive experience with those between the ages of 18 to 35. With over 15 years of experience in counselling and social work, Tamara is equipped to help clients living through anxiety, stress, depression, grief & loss, career and life transitions, addiction, relationship issues, trauma and difficulty incorporating health-promoting behaviors into daily life.
Tamara draws from different approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, solution-focused, and mindfulness, depending on client needs and preferences. The highly evidence-based pillars of Positive Psychology also inform Tamara's approach towards helping her clients live their best lives. Clients working with Tamara can expect to be deeply heard, held in an emotionally safe space, empowered toward making change and restored towards health and wholeness.
Francois-Pierre Decoste, MSW
Quebec | English and French | CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness and nonviolent communication (NVC); Teenagers, adults, elderlies, veterans and first responders
Dynamic and easy to approach, François-Pierre Decoste is a social worker who will help you take control of your life. He specializes in issues that affect mood (anxiety, depression, grief, burnout, posttrauma) and the quality of your relationships (communication, couple and family issues). His approach promotes better self-esteem, techniques to develop assertiveness, and healthy management of emotions.
Marco DiCroce, MSW
Ontario | English
Marco is a Registered Social Worker. He has worked extensively in community mental health and has counselled individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and borderline personality disorder. He views therapy as a partnership and likes to work collaboratively with clients to find what works for them. He often utilizes CBT, brief solution-focused, and narrative approaches to therapy.
Tiffany Dookhan, MSW
Ontario | English
Tiffany Dookhan is a registered Social Worker. Her experience includes providing psychotherapy to individuals with depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, eating disorders, family and relationship issues, substance abuse, and job-related issues. She is experienced in utilizing various methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance/Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness. Tiffany supports patients by using a strengths-based and solution-focused approach.
Jessica Gledhill, Registered Psychotherapist
Ontario | English
Jessica is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario and a member with the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from Carleton University and a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Ottawa. Jessica has been working in the mental health field for five years, providing individual therapy for active military members and veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces, and is now specializing in maternal mental health. Jessica is experienced in utilizing various treatment methods, with a focus on Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Cognitive Processing Therapy in order to treat a wide range of mental health concerns that include anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship concerns, and more.
Alexa Harris, MSW, Psychotherapist
Ontario | English
Alexa holds a Masters of Social Work and is a practicing Psychotherapist who works within a holistic and narrative lens. Alexa has experience providing support to those who are experiencing trauma-related symptoms, depression, anxiety, substance use and psychosis. Alexa has specialized in treating trauma-related symptoms by acquiring a comprehensive certification and training for Cognitive Processing Therapy. Additionally, Alexa has experience with CBT, DBT, Structured Relapse Prevention and Mindfulness.
Gerrit J. Hultink, M.A., C. Psych, R. Psych.
Ontario and Alberta | English | Clinical psychology, counselling psychology, school psychology
Gerrit Hultink is a registered Psychologist in Ontario and Alberta, recognized by both provincial Colleges to provide services to clients in the areas of Clinical psychology, Counselling psychology and School psychology. His primary therapeutic orientation is Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), although he borrows from other approaches (e.g. Solution focused, Dialectical/Mindfulness, Existential) depending on the needs of his client.
Tarik Kadri, MSW, RSW
Tarik provides structured counselling and psychotherapy in treating clients experiencing anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, struggling with shame, decreased self-esteem/confidence, trauma, couples conflict, family issues, LGBTQ2+ and substance use concerns. Tarik served 18 years in the Canadian Armed Forces, recently retiring as a Captain - Social Work Officer. He specializes in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Gottman’s Method Couples counselling.
Christina Kahlou, MSW, RSW
Ontario | English
Christina Kahlou is a therapist with 15 years of experience. Having worked in international contexts, she brings an understanding of multicultural and 'first generation' experiences. Previously a Midwife, Christina employs an attachment-based perspective in her work with all clients. Recently, Christina has been focusing on the under-serviced population of dads and husbands and working with adult children of narcissistic parents.
As a trauma therapist, Christina is trained in EMDR (Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), a modality proven to be highly successful in online therapy formats. Christina has specialized experience working with foster/adoptive children and their caregivers, as well as child/youth trauma, anxiety, depression and the struggles for parents of high needs or gifted children.
Miriam Maxcy, MSW
British Columbia | English
Miriam is a registered Social Worker and has worked in the healthcare field for over 12 years. Using a holistic and strengths-based approach, she has worked with clients with various wellness issues such as depression, anxiety, post-partum and late life transitions, amongst others. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness and narrative therapy with clients, and is passionate about mental wellness.
Meredith Moore, MSW
Ontario | English | CBT, Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Trauma, Addiction
Meredith Moore is a registered Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist. She has worked extensively in the field of social services since 1999 and as a registered Social Worker since 2003. Meredith has also earned an Addiction Worker diploma as well as certifications in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Trauma counselling and Mindfulness.
She provides counselling and psychotherapy for individuals experiencing a wide range of issues, including addiction, anger/emotions management, relationship problems, depression, anxiety, trauma, and critical incident stress.
Tom Nguyen, MSW, RSW
Tom is a registered social worker in the province of Ontario (OCSWSSW). He provides psychotherapy to help support individuals dealing with various concerns such as anxiety, depression, substance use, stress management, grief/bereavement, adjustment to life changes, interpersonal concerns (low self-esteem, conflict with others, isolation), chronic pain, risky behaviours (self-harm, impulsivity) and limited social supports. Tom’s therapeutic approach is eclectic and draws from various psychotherapeutic modalities based on his clients’ goals (Solution-Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy).
Dr. Lyndall Schumann, Ph.D, C. Psych
Ontario | English
Dr. Lyndall Schumann is a registered clinical psychologist who supports children, adolescents, and adults by providing assessment, diagnosis and treatment services. She works collaboratively with individuals to address mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, work/stress issues, emotion regulation, trauma, OCD, and other difficulties. Together with clients, she sets individualized goals, which may include increasing one’s understanding of any presenting issues, identifying and boosting resilience and coping, or managing intense emotions. Dr. Schumann employs client-centred and evidence-based methods, and typically works within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and emotion-focused frameworks.
Dr. Schumann completed her Ph.D. and M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology (Queen’s University), as well as a B.A.Sc. in Arts and Science and Psychology (McMaster University).
Lindsay-Lee St-Martin, RSW
Quebec | French, English
Lindsay is an accomplished registered social worker who, since 2013, has been specializing in crisis intervention, social gerontology, and counseling. Her main focus is individuals with mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and substance use. Using solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing skills, Lindsay is experienced in helping her clients adjust to challenges in their lives such as job loss, illness, relationships, and other difficult life events. Genuine, caring, and easy to talk to, she helps her clients achieve their goals and become more resilient to their hardships.
Danika Syrja-McNally, MSW
Ontario | English
Danika is a Registered Social Worker in Ontario and has worked as a counsellor in a hospital setting since 2013. Danika’s approach includes identifying issues and then coming up with solutions to improve one’s functioning and life situation. Danika creates a treatment plan unique to the patient while drawing on concepts from Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Trauma-Informed Practice. Danika has a certificate in DBT Training from Centre for Addition and Mental Health (CAMH) and in Trauma Counselling for Frontline Workers from Hincks Dellcrest.
Dylan Zambrano, MSW
Ontario, Alberta, and British Columbia (until Dec 2020) | English | CBT, DBT, mindfulness
Dylan Zambrano is a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist with several years of university education in Social Psychology and Clinical Social Work. He has experience in providing psychotherapy and counselling to adolescents and adults using evidence-based treatments that suit the needs of his clients. Dylan provides psychotherapy for a variety of concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, anger, behavioural issues, self-esteem, and more, and specializes in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Mindfulness.
Dylan has worked in hospital, school, and community health care settings supporting individuals with their unique needs, and can support patients in overcoming their personal difficulties, reaching their goals, and finding solutions for living a meaningful life.