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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 TELUS Health Virtual Care app, and all bring a different background and skill set so our patients can get help from someone that best fits their needs.

Please note that some of our specialists may not be available at the time you are looking to book an appointment. Speak with your TELUS Health Virtual Care Intake Coordinator to confirm who would be a good fit for you based on your needs and their availability.

Hélène Belzil, PSYC

Québec | French

I am a psychologist and psychotherapist, member of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec. I have a Master's (MA) in guidance counselling. My university education was initially oriented towards the science of counselling and psychology. Following the completion of a specialization in occupational psychology in Paris, at the postgraduate level, I became a member of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ). I have accumulated many years of experience as a psychotherapist with adults. I have been supervising doctoral students in psychology since 2014. I am recognized for my skills of empathy, patience, listening as well as my sense of responsibility and judgment. I gained experience in assessment and intervention related to several problems such as anxiety, ptsd symptoms, adaptation disorder, relationship problems, depression, employment difficulties, bereavement, difficulties in managing emotions , addictions etc. The therapeutic approaches I use are: existential / humanistic and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). In addition to working at a clinic, I also work as a school psychologist.

Caroline Champagne, SW

Quebec | French

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, RCC

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.

Line Croteau, PSY

Quebec | French

Line Croteau is a clinical psychologist and an organizational psychologist. She has more than 20 years of practice as a clinical psychologist with adults in health and community settings, and with clients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. In addition, she worked for nearly 15 years as a manager in the health and education and research network. Holder of an MBA in organizational analysis, she is also specialized in organizational intervention with both managers and workers. She specializes in various challenges related to the labor market (burnout, career transition, professional assessment, organizational development, professional support and coaching, etc.).

She has developed an approach to managing emotions and managing anxiety (5 A process). In addition, she uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), the trauma treatment approach (Gaston, 1997 & Brillon, 2017), the humanistic approach, and the strengths-based and solution-focused approach.

Ashley Davidson, SW

Ontario | English

Ashley is a Registered Social Worker who has been practising psychotherapy for six years and has experience working with a variety of populations including adolescents, transition-aged youth, undergraduate students and adults. Ashley utilizes an integrative and client-centered approach to therapy for folks struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, suicidality and emotional dysregulation. She has been trained in numerous therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Solution-Focused therapy.

Francois-Pierre Decoste, SW

Quebec | English and French

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, SW

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, SW

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.

Jacqueline Griffith, SW

Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Ontario | English

Jacqueline has been a Registered Social Worker for 15 years and has gained a broad range of experience working in health care settings, primary care and in a non-profit community setting. Jacqueline has a Master of Social Work degree from Dalhousie University, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a Bachelor of Social Work degree both from the University of Regina.

Jacqueline specializes in working with people who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship difficulties, grief, adjustment to a family member’s illness or their own, and general life stressors. She has also spent many years of her career helping families through the very emotional, challenging and sometimes traumatic experience of having a baby who was hospitalized in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Jacqueline utilizes a holistic, strengths-based model and believes that the client is the expert in their own life. She primarily draws from therapeutic approaches such as CBT, DBT, mindfulness, and motivational interviewing, depending on her clients’ needs.

Dave Hodgson, SW

Ontario | English

Dave is a registered member of the OCSWSSW with a Masters degree in Social Work. Currently licensed to practice psychotherapy in Ontario, he has worked extensively with a wide range of individuals from ages 11-65. Dave is certified in working with clients who struggle with substance use and mild to severe anxiety, and has provided therapy and counseling for many other mental health diagnoses. Drawing from a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Dave strives to collaborate with each client to discern methods of managing life’s challenges. He understands that seeking support and therapy can be a difficult decision and attempts to provide a comfortable, supportive atmosphere. As he interacts with clients, Dave attempts to explore their past and current struggles and discover strategies to manage their future.

Gerrit J. Hultink, PSY

Ontario and Alberta | English

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, SW

Ontario| English

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 specialized in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Sarah McKay, RCC

National | English

Sarah is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, providing online counselling across Canada and offers services to all individuals of all ages. She has experience supporting individuals looking for support with trauma, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, eating disorders/body image concerns, self-harm, sports psychology and performance, addiction, relationships, and goal setting.

Sarah uses a variety of methods in her approach, including Narrative Therapy, CBT, Solution Focused, and Brief Therapy. Sarah strives to establish a non-judgmental environment in order to create a safe space for meaningful and beneficial conversations to be had.

Elise Millett, SW

Ontario and British Columbia | English

Elise is a Registered Social Worker who works with individuals of all ages and has particular experience with youth, young adults, new parents and caregivers. Elise helps people who are dealing with stress, overwhelm, grief & loss, difficult life transitions, issues with work-life balance, burn out, anger and big questions.

Her approach is holistic, collaborative, and attuned to the unique strengths and background that each individual brings to therapy. She endeavors to make therapy a supportive and safe space for clients to create meaningful change in their lives. Elise draws from Solution-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, mindfulness, neuroscience and trauma-informed approaches.

Vanessa Morneau, SW

Quebec | English and French

I am a social worker and a member of the OTSTCFQ, I have a bachelor's degree in social work and a graduate of the University of Quebec at Rimouski. I have a little over 7 years of experience in different areas of intervention which have allowed me to develop a good capacity for analysis and assessment of situations. I have various intervention skills that allow me to adjust according to the person in front of me.

My practice is mostly virtual: I work with adults, couples and young people from the age of 16. I help and support people in various issues related to life changes, situations of imbalance and stress, interactions with others and many others. I generally work with a solution-centric approach and an ecological approach. Nonviolent communication, mindfulness, and psychological education are some of the tools I use the most.

Tom Nguyen, SW

Ontario| English

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).

Johanna Salvanos, MSW, RP

Québec | French and English

Johanna Salvanos is a licensed social worker of over 24 years with the OTSTCFQ. She also holds a permit as a psychotherapist with the OPQ. Johanna has years of experience working with adults, elderly and families as a social worker and clinical coordinator in hospital and community health care centers. Johanna currently works in private practice offering individual, couple and family therapy in areas related to couple or family relationships difficulties, family of origin issues, anxiety, stress, depression, grief and loss, aging, coping with illness, caregiver burn out, and career and life transitions.

Depending on the client’s needs, Johanna uses an integrative approach with her clients, drawing different evidenced based interventions approaches. It is Johanna’s philosophy that everyone’s challenges are unique and she therefore values a client-centered, collaborative approach, rather than a one-size-fits-all.

Lindsay Smart, SW

Ontario | English

Lindsay takes a compassionate and accepting approach to therapy. She understands that talking to a therapist can feel difficult at first and prides herself on working collaboratively with you to help you meet your goals and start feeling better. She always strives to create a caring, nonjudgmental, and respectful space that will make you feel comfortable and heard. Lindsay works to provide you with insight and strategies to cope with difficult thoughts and emotions so you can get back to focusing on what you really care about. Her aim as a therapist is to support you, and help you achieve goals you are proud of while creating a life that feels meaningful. She strongly believes that people can thrive when they discover their strengths. Lindsay is a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist with over 10 years of experience in the field of Adult and Adolescent Mental Health. Lindsay is a regulated mental health professional registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), as well as the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) and the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW). Lindsay is an ally to the LGBTQ2IA+. Populations Served: Residing in the Province of Ontario, ages 16+

Danika Syrja-McNally, SW

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.

Sabrina Tuzi, MSW

Ontario | English

Sabrina Tuzi is a Registered Social Worker with over 15 years of experience treating individuals who struggle with mental health, mood disorders, loss, grief and bereavement, life transitions, and relationship difficulties (to name a few). Her aim is to provide a warm, caring and non-judgmental space for clients to share their life experiences and struggles. She uses a client-directed therapy approach, drawing on various counselling modalities based on the specific needs and goals of the client. Counselling modalities include, but are not limited to, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, trauma-informed care, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical-Behavioural Therapy. Sabrina will offer support, feedback, and education as the client works towards their healing and growth.

Dylan Zambrano, SW

Ontario and Alberta | English

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.