Therapy from anywhere, when you need it

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.

At this time, our mental health specialists do not offer neurodevelopment disorder assessments (learning disability, ADHD, autism spectrum) through TELUS Health Virtual Care.

Speak with your TELUS Health Virtual Care Care Manager to confirm who would be a good fit for you based on your needs and their availability.

Halyna Batsoura, RP

Ontario | English, Ukranian, Russian

Clientele: Ages 18 +

I am a Registered Psychotherapist with a Master of Counselling degree in Counselling Psychology. I specialize in helping individuals to address anxiety, stress, depression, personal growth, relationship difficulties, work-related issues, burnout, bipolar disorder, life transitions, and more.

Psychotherapy is my second career and my calling. My approach is integrative and holistic. I adjust it to the unique needs of each client by integrating ideas and methods from across a variety of counselling models. I consider not only the psychological and emotional, but also the spiritual, political, and bodily concerns of my clients.

I believe in the power of commitment, compassion, and collaboration in the therapeutic process. Through my diverse life experiences, including my academic and professional pursuits, I've come to understand and appreciate the variety of ways that people organize their lives and create meaning for themselves. Through my own life challenges, I've developed a strong ability to empathize with my clients, along with a firm belief in our capacity to heal and grow.

Lucie Bégin, RP

Québec | French

Clientele: Ages 16 +

With a keen interest in helping relationships and psychology, I obtained my bachelor's degree from Laval University in 2008, following a series of certificates all oriented in social science. I also hold a psychotherapist's permit issued by the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (OPQ). 

If you are going through a difficult period with emotional or affective difficulties that are affecting your well-being, professional help adapted to your needs could make a difference. 

Stress, anxiety, depressive episodes, adjustment difficulties, burnout, separation, difficulties in managing emotions, feelings of vulnerability/low self-esteem, difficulty letting go of aspects of your life that no longer suit you, etc., can represent obstacles to your well-being. My therapeutic approach is generally cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), based mainly on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) whose effectiveness is recognized by the scientific community. 

Move forward...choose yourself!

Hélène Belzil, PSYC

Québec | French

Clientele: Ages 16 +

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.

Zanele Bhebhe, RSSW

Ontario | English, Zulu

Clientele: Ages 14 +

I am a registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (in good standing), Registered Social Worker in Nigeria, an Associate Member of the National Association of Social Workers of Zimbabwe, and Graduate Member of the Association of Counselling Psychology in Nigeria. I hold a BA in Psychology, Social Service Worker PGD, Msc Counselling Psychology ’22 (in view). My passion for psychology and counselling has boosted my eagerness to provide this service to you from the comfort of your own home. Through my education and work experience, I have gained an enormous amount of knowledge in the field, which I hope to use, in order to help improve the mental wellness of the populace. My goal is to give back to my community while simultaneously getting rid of both social and self-stigma associated with mental illness and health. I use therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), psychodynamic, and humanistic approach. I utilize a client-centred approach with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, suicidality, low self-esteem, burnout, communication issues, marital issues, addiction, and anger problems.

Dillon Browne, PSYC

Ontario | English 

Clientele: Family therapy (Youth ages 0-21 and parents)

*Not accepting new patients*

Dillon is a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario certified to work as a clinical psychologist with children, adolescents, and families. For over a decade, Dillon has provided assessment and therapy services to young people of all ages who struggle with anxiety, depression, behavioural difficulties, ADHD related challenges, learning difficulties, school refusal, and other common challenges. He is also versed in providing trauma-informed services to children and families who have experienced traumatic events. Depending on the nature of presenting concern, Dillon may work with children and parents together, children alone (most common with older adolescents), parents alone, or entire families. In other words, he provides a variety of services including individual therapy for children (with parental involvement), parenting support, and family therapy. Dillon primarily relies on cognitive behavior therapy when working with children. However, he also provides conjoint (dyadic) therapy with parents and children, including those under 6 years of age. For families who are experiencing relationship difficulties, he primarily utilizes both structural and emotion-focused family therapy.

Caroline Champagne, SW

Québec | French

Clientele: All ages

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

All Provinces except Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Alberta | English

Clientele: Ages 12 +

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, PSYC

Québec | French

Clientele: Ages 18 +

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.

Charles Dahan, PSYC

Québec and Ontario | English

Clientele: Ages 14 +

Over the past 15+ years, the primary focus of my practice has been to assist individuals (i.e., teens and adults of all ages) and couples explore and process personal challenges and obstacles in their lives. By working together, the hope is that clients will discover the healthiest means with which to move forward and reach objectives, both personal and professional. I typically employ a cognitive behavioural and solution focused approach in therapy. I am currently licensed to work with clients residing in both Ontario and Quebec. 

The clients I work with generally present the following clinical phenomena: work stress, relationship and marital stress, generalized anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive behaviour, social phobia, anger management issues, drug and alcohol addiction, life transitions, communication issues, low self-esteem, and burnout. I also provide vocational and academic counselling.

Ashley Davidson, SW

Ontario | English

Clientele: Ages 12 +

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

Clientele: Ages 14 +

*Not accepting new patients*

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

Clientele: Ages 18 +

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.

Élise Dionne, PSYC

Québec | French

Clientele: Ages 18 +

*Not accepting new patients*

I completed a bachelor degree in psychology and a doctoral degree in clinical psychology (Psy.D) at the Université de Montréal. I have been practicing as a psychologist in Quebec and have been a member of the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec for 3 years. During my training, I also worked as a counsellor with women victims of domestic violence and people struggling with suicidal thoughts. I offer assessment and psychotherapy services in french to adults who seek help for different issues such as anxiety, stress management, depression, relationship difficulties, bereavement, adaptation to a hard situation). I specialize in the treatment of chronic pain, somatization, adaptation to an illness / disability and illness anxiety. The sessions are interactive and my priority is to create a safe and compassionate atmosphere, necessary in order to carry out therapeutic work. The approaches I use are mainly inspired by cognitive-behavioral therapies.

Tiffany Dookhan, SW

Ontario | English

Clientele: Ages 18 +

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.

Justin-Claude Dumont, PSYC

Québec and Alberta | English and French

Clientele: Ages 13 +

*Not accepting new private patients. Only accepting new LifeJourney patients*

A member of the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) and the Canadian Counselling & Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), Justin works as a registered provisional psychologist and Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with 12 years of clinical experience. Over the course of his career, he has worked with over 3,500 clients and conducted over 12,000 hours of therapy. He runs a private practice in Canmore, within Alberta's Rocky Mountain. Justin offers bilingual psychological services (English & French) to teenagers and adults and meets with individuals, couples and families, but also travels the country to offer workplace crisis interventions and trauma response services. 

His practice is guided by the principles of humanistic psychology, evolutionary psychology, and cognitive-behavioural therapy. Over the course of his career, he has come to see that while the stories clients tell may vary, the lessons learned are the same. Indeed, while our experiences are unique, the lessons we learn and the discipline we come to embody are the same across all human beings. Based on the life lessons Justin has learned and helped others understand, he is able to offer insights about behavioural habits, emotional reactions and thought patterns that trap us in the past and prevent us from moving forward. 

 By making clear observations, providing timely insights and exposing open wounds, Justin supports clients recognizing the causes for the difficult situations they are dealing with and the reasons for the problems they are facing. Just as much as the physical body needs to be grounded in reality in order to heal and function optimally, the mind requires facts to be silent and think clearly. Therefore, a common session goal is to distinguish fact from fiction and contrast your current reality from the one the mind is projecting. Justin's intent is to assist clients in recognizing their human potential and point them toward the tools they may need to embody what they can be.

Kehinde Ekpudu, SW

Alberta, Ontario, British Columbia, Northwest Territories | English, Pidgin English, Yoruba

Clientele: Ages 18+, Couples

Kehinde Ekpudu is a registered social worker with a master’s in social work (Clinical specialization). She graduated from the University of Calgary with a Master of Social Work in 2019. She is experienced in working with individuals, couples, families, and groups. Her area of specialization is in supporting individuals in navigating identity, interpersonal and relationship issues. She utilizes solution focused and strength-based approaches. Her practice is informed by the following therapeutic modalities Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy.

Brady Galenzavier, SW

Alberta | English

Clientele: Ages 18 +

Brady Galenzavier is a Registered Social Worker with 10+ years of experience working across a variety of settings including community services, law enforcement, post-secondary education, and throughout Alberta's healthcare system.

Specializing in mental health and authorized by the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) to perform psychosocial interventions (psychotherapy), Brady supports clients and their wellbeing through an anti-oppressive and strengths-based approach, with special attention paid to assessing mental health symptoms and their impact on daily functioning.

Brady is an experienced implementer of brief and goal-focused mental health interventions, with foundations in Motivational Interviewing, Problem-Solving Therapy, and an emphasis on the therapeutic alliance - built upon respect, empathy, and genuineness. He has helped clients with a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, family concerns, workplace problems, major life changes, and stress management.

As an educator and facilitator, Brady has years of experience leading groups and mental health workshops on topics such as relationships, self-esteem, and happiness. In addition, Brady had the honour of writing and publishing a book on the topic of Problem-Solving Therapy, as a way of teaching practical and useful mental health skills for everyday use.

Brady currently works as a Mental Health Clinician with Alberta Health Services. When he's not working, Brady enjoys spending time with family, being out in nature, and creating art.

Jacqueline Griffith, SW

Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Ontario | English

Clientele: Ages 18 +

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.

Christina Groth, PSYC

Alberta | English

Clientele: Ages 5+

I am a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists and a Certified Art Therapist and member of the Canadian Art Therapy Association. I completed my Masters of Counselling Psychology through Athabasca University and Advanced Diploma in Art Therapy at the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute in 2014.  I have an amazing range of experience that I bring to the counselling relationship. For several years, I have connected with clients in school, residential, community, and private-practice settings. My areas of expertise include Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), trauma, attachment, self esteem, relationship issues, self harm, family and art therapy. I am also very skilled in helping individuals navigate the “usual suspects” of depression and anxiety and work with clients from all walks and stages of life. I take a client-centered approach, and infuse cognitive-behavioural therapy, solution-focused, narrative, and art-therapy principles and techniques into my work. I would be thrilled to be invited to work with all of my clients as they move towards easier and more enjoyable living!

Akil Gulamhusein, SW

Alberta | English

Clientele: Ages 18 +

I am an Edmonton based counsellor born in London, Ontario. I completed my Bachelor degrees in Psychology and Social Work, before pursuing a Masters in Social Work with a Clinical Specialization from the University of Calgary in 2009. I am a member in good standing with the Alberta College of Social Workers.

In my practice I have worked with clients from all walks of life, which has assisted me in building insight and a practical perspective regarding the struggles people face in their personal and professional life. My specialties include depression/anxiety, addictions/behavioural challenges, interpersonal conflict, and relationships. I work with adults and mature minors and I provide services in English.

My approach towards supporting my clients focuses largely on empowerment, that is fostering feelings of confidence and capability in regard to managing life. I encourage my clients to focus on the variables that they can control. This generates optimism, hope, and the understanding that each individual has the ability to positively impact their life.

Candice Hague, RCC

All Provinces except Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Alberta | English

Clientele: Ages 18 +

Candice completed her Masters of Education in Counselling Psychology at the University of Victoria in 2004, and is a BC Registered Clinical Counsellor.  She has worked with diverse populations across Canada and has been offering virtual therapy since 2007 in her private practice. She has also worked in numerous other settings including but not limited to colleges, universities, government, private residential treatment, and other private sectors. 

Candice offers a non-pathologizing approach utilizing many evidenced based interventions but tends to use CBT, Solution-Focused, Mindfulness, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy the most.  She works with a variety of presenting issues, although her current practice and areas of specialization include anxiety disorders, stress- management, self-care, relationship issues, professional burnout, and women’s health issues.  

In addition to the specific counselling approaches listed above, Candice would describe her style and what she brings to the therapeutic relationship as compassionate, direct, authentic, logical, and collaborative. She also enjoys and encourages the practice of acceptance, humour, and human humility. 

Candice’s natural and genuine ability to connect and establish a trusting and professional therapeutic relationship with diverse clientele has been a strong asset throughout my career. Her authentic care for client growth and learning, and her desire to provide a positive and supportive experience that encourages clients to achieve their goals and build capacity has resulted in a thriving private practice for almost 20 years. 

Dave Hodgson, SW

Ontario | English

Clientele: Ages 11-65 years

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, PSYC

Ontario and Alberta | English

Clientele: Ages 8 +

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, SW

Ontario | English

Clientele: Ages 16 +

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.

Christina Kahlou, SW

Ontario | English

Clientele: Ages 10 +

Christina is a therapist of 15 years experience. Working in international contexts, she comes with an understanding of multicultural and 'first generation' experiences. 

As a previous Midwife, Christina employs an attachment-based perspective in her work with all clients. Recently, Christina has been focusing on the under-serviced population of (new) dads and husbands as well as working with adult children of narcissistic parents.

As a trauma therapist, Christina is trained in EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), and this modality is proven 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.

Suzanne Kassian, SW

Alberta | English

Clientele: Ages 12 +

Suzanne is a registered Clinical Social Worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers (ACSW) and has been working and volunteering in the mental health field since 1999 and in Corrections since 1995. She was registered with the ACSW in 2003, received her clinical designation in 2012 and has been running a part-time private practice and is currently working at a junior high school. She received her Bachelor of Arts with a specialization in Psychology from the University of Alberta, Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Calgary, Masters in Clinical Social Work at Yeshiva University and is currently enrolled in the PhD in Social Welfare program through Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University. For more than 15 years she has been providing care and support to youth, adults, couples and families as they work through difficult issues such as attachment disorders, grief and loss, managing difficult emotions and conflicted relationships. 

Suzanne provides services in English and uses a trauma-informed practice. She is trained in a number of therapeutic techniques including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)- Advanced training, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Fundamentals of Bereavement (Levels I & II), Spousal Assault Risk Assessment (SARA), Short Term Assessment of Risk & Treatability for Youth (START), and the Psychopathy Checklist Revised (PCL-R) (Level I). Suzanne has a passion for working with forensic youth and program development and works closely with colleagues trained in Animal Assisted Therapy (AAT).

Michelle Koehler, SW

Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia | English

Clientele: Ages 12 +

*Not accepting new patients*

Michelle is a Registered Social Worker with over 20 years of experience in mental health  counselling, therapy, along with organizational and digital wellness.  

She recognizes the courage it takes to seek support and is privileged to be a part of the healing  journey. She understands the value of creating a safe space where clients feel supported,  encouraged and empowered. Michelle has worked in roles such as clinical coordinator, mental  health therapist and wellness leader within hospitals, university, government, community mental  health settings and in private practice in addition, has held mindfulness meditation workshops  globally.  

Michelle’s focuses on clients seeking support with anxiety, PTSD, depression, relationship  issues, life transitions, women’s health, interpersonal issues such as low self-worth and peer  conflict and workplace stress/burnout. She also specializes in organizational transformation and  teaching corporate leaders mindful leadership coaching.  

Michelle utilizes a variety of approaches to best suit the individual and believes each individual  should be approached with a unique therapeutic experience to honour the individuality of her  clients’ background, goals and strengths. She utilizes evidence-based modalities including:  cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, dialectical behavior therapy, compassion-focused  therapy, solution-focused therapy and trauma-informed care. 

Michelle is a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and  Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW), a member with the Ontario Association of Social Workers  (OASW), the Canadian Association of Social Workers (CASW) and the Canadian Society for Spirituality and Social Work (CSSSW).

Krishowthana Kugan, SW

Ontario | English, Tamil

Clientele: Ages 18 +

Krishe Kugan is a Registered Social Worker with the OCSWSSW. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor’s degree in Honours Psychology from York University. While currently licensed to practice in Ontario, Krishe has extensive experience providing counselling and psychoeducational services to the Bariatric population. Krishe provides therapeutic support for persons who are struggling with depression, anxiety, emotional eating, binge eating and relationships issues. She embraces a weight-inclusive, evidence based, person centered, strength-based and solution focused approach in practice. CBT and DBT modalities are the therapeutic approaches Krishe uses to provide clients with tools and strategies for better mental health outcomes.

Louise Lambert, PSYC

Quebec | French

Clientele: Ages 18 +

I have been a psychologist since 1986 and in private practice since 1990. I have been practicing since then at my office in Quebec City at the Jardins Mérici in downtown Quebec City and in a medical clinic in Levis, including 22 years at the Clinique médicale St-David and since 2014 at the Clinique médicale Lévis-Métro. 

I offer services to an adult clientele. I work mainly with the systemic approach, solution-oriented brief therapy. Cognitive-behavioral and humanistic approaches are also part of my tools depending on the needs and issues of the clients. 

I have worked in the past for various employee assistance programs and offered rehabilitation services (return to work assistance for clients on disability) for 20 years with the firm Solareh in Montreal. I still work for the employee assistance programs of various provincial ministries, as well as for the assistance program of the Ordre des médecins du Québec. 

My expertise covers mood and anxiety disorders, workplace difficulties (questions and burnout, conflict situations at work, as well as support for the return to work following a period of disability), couple difficulties (one-on-one only), relationship problems, life transition periods, and bereavement and support for caregivers.

Please note that I do not offer couple therapy, nor do I treat addiction problems.

Kathleen Larion, PSYC

Ontario and Newfoundland & Labrador | English

Clientele: Youth (ages 0-20) and Parents/Guardians

Kathleen is a Psychologist working with children and adolescents to help address their needs and improve on their strengths. She is registered to provide service in Ontario and Newfoundland and Labrador.  Kathleen has extensive experience working in elementary and secondary schools, providing both counselling and assessments to identify and treat learning disabilities and other neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. ADHD). She can support youth with a variety of concerns including anxiety, mood, learning, relationships, social skills, and regulating behaviour and emotions.  Kathleen can also meet with parents to help them support their child’s treatment goals. Parental involvement is often necessary when providing treatment to young children.  Kathleen’s approach to counselling involves fostering self-esteem, building confidence, developing personal wellness and setting goals for future success. Some of the psychotherapeutic techniques she utilizes include cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness meditation, motivational interviewing, and dialectical behaviour therapy.  She has a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Western University.

Sarah McKay, RCC

All Provinces except Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Alberta | English

Clientele: Ages 12 +

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.

Michael McNally, SW

Ontario, British Columbia | English

Clientele: Ages 14 +

Michael McNally is a registered social worker with over 20 years front line experience working in acute hospital settings as a crisis specialist, as a social worker on a forensic mental health unit, and as a leader of a community-based multidisciplinary team of mental health professionals in Toronto’s east end.

He has a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor’s degree from Okanagan University College in Kelowna. He trained at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health and graduated from the MSW collaborative program of Alcohol, Tobacco and other Psychoactive Substances.  

Michael is licensed in both BC and Ontario and provides services in English. He is registered with the BC College of Social Workers and the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. He is also a member of the BC Association of Social Workers.

He enjoys helping individuals and families with anxiety, depression, and concurrent disorders. Interests include counselling for anger management, substance use, and family challenges. He has studied in cognitive therapy, trauma, therapeutic family medication, and dialectical behavior therapy. 

Michael lives in Gabriola on one of BC’s Gulf Islands.

Meredith Moore, SW, RP

Ontario | English

Clientele: Ages 18 +

Meredith is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. She has worked extensively in the social service field since 1999 and as a licensed social worker since 2003.

Meredith has also earned a degree in addiction work as well as certifications in cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma counseling, and mindfulness.

She provides counseling and psychotherapy to individuals dealing with a wide range of issues such as addiction, anger and emotion management, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, and critical incident stress.

Vanessa Morneau, SW

Québec | English and French

Clientele: Ages 16 +

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 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

Clientele: Ages 16 +

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).

Christine Pagé, PSYC

Quebec | French

Clientele: All ages

I have been a member of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec for 17 years and have been in private practice for 20 years. 

I have completed a bachelor's degree and a doctorate in psychology at the Université du Québec à Montréal. I can see clients from all over Quebec, in French. 

I use an integrative approach according to the needs and personality of my clients. I have worked in child psychiatry, youth mental health and school settings for the past 16 years and have expertise in child and adolescent psychological assessment and play therapy. 

In recent years, I have been trained in positive psychology psychotherapy and ACT acceptance and commitment therapy. 

Mélanie Renaud, PSYC

Québec | English and French

Clientele: Ages 18 +

Dr. Mélanie Renaud works with adult and senior clients. A member of the Ordre des psychologues since 2005, she holds a doctorate (Ph.D.) in psychology (neuropsychology). She did her thesis on the effects of physical activity on the cognition of seniors and worked in a research group on the modulating factors of cognitive changes observed in the elderly (lifestyle, cognitively stimulating activities, physical health and nutrition). Over the years, she has worked as a clinical neuropsychologist in various hospitals in the greater Montreal area (Jewish General Hospital, CHUM and Cité de la Santé de Laval), which has allowed her to acquire experience with a varied clientele presenting different neurological and psychiatric problems. She is also trained in the cognitive-behavioural approach and 3rd wave therapies and she works with clients who are facing various problems such as anxiety, depression and relational difficulties. 

Johanna Salvanos, SW, RP

Québec | English and French

Clientele: Ages 18 +

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.

Dana Sauvé, SW

Ontario | English

Clientele: All ages

Dana is a registered social worker with over 20 years of experience in mental health counselling. She has supported children, youth, and adults in her role as a mental health clinician in an outpatient hospital setting as well as community-based care.

Dana uses a variety of methods in her approach including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, compassion-focused therapy, and trauma-informed care.

Dana offers a person-centered and strengths-based approach to establishing rapport and trust within the therapeutic relationship. Together with her clients she assists them in setting measurable and meaningful goals.

Dana provides counselling to individuals and families dealing with a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, family and relationship challenges, school-related concerns and learning disabilities, self-esteem, grief and loss, and life transitions. 

Dana obtained her Master of Social Work from Wilfred Laurier University. She is a registered social worker in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and the Ontario Association of Social Workers.

Lindsay Smart, SW

Ontario | English

Clientele: Age 16 +

*Not accepting new patients*

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+

Aurora Stevens, RCC

All Provinces except Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Alberta | English

Clientele: Ages 18+

Since 2006, Aurora has been working as a Counsellor with several organizations including Hospice, WorkBC, & The Ministry of Children and Families.   

Aurora offers support for grief, anxiety, depression, anger management, relationship building, or other challenges you may be experiencing.  

Each session is tailored to your needs, using an integrated therapeutic approach, including Mindful Cognitive Behavioural and Person-Centered Therapy. 

Work together with Aurora to heal, strengthen relationships, achieve authentic goals, and navigate towards a healthier future. It’s an honour to be a part of your journey.

Danika Syrja-McNally, SW

Ontario | English

Clientele: Ages 18 +

Danika is a Registered Social Worker in Ontario and has provided crisis intervention and psychotherapy since 2013. Danika’s approach includes identifying issues and implementing strategies to improve life situations and improve ability to cope as soon as possible. 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 extra certificates in DBT Training from Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Trauma Counselling for Frontline Workers from Hincks Dellcrest and Canadian Perinatal Mental Health Training Program.

Areas include but not limited to: life transitions and stress, relationship issues, work stress and burnout, crisis intervention, depression, anxiety disorders including GAD, OCD, infertility, mental health issues and stress during pregnancy, postpartum depression/anxiety/OCD/PTSD.

Joseph Tse, PSYC

British Columbia | English

Clientele: Ages 19 +

Joseph Tse attained his Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from the Washington State University. He is a Registered Psychologist (#2491) with the College of Psychologists of BC. Joseph has been providing psychological assessments, diagnoses, and treatments in BC since 2019. He is pleased to offer services in English and Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin).

Clinically, Joseph works with adults and mature teenagers (19 years old+) individually. He is experienced working with clients on a variety of psychological concerns, including anxiety, depression, stress management, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Joseph also provides treatments for individuals with chronic pain and somatic symptom disorder, adjustment difficulties related to health issues (e.g., brain injury, chronic diseases), sleep disorders, life transition, grief/bereavement, identity issues (e.g., socio-cultural, racial, sexual, and gender identity issues), anger management difficulties, and workplace stress. Joseph has an integrative approach in psychotherapy, drawing from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and mindfulness-based interventions.

Benoit Turcotte, RP

Québec and Ontario | French and English

Clientele: Ages 18 +

I have worked as a psychotherapist for more than 20 years, with a psychotherapist permit issued by the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. I previously worked for the Ministère de la sécurité publique as a peace officer for 12 years. I also worked for the Correctional Service of Canada for 5 years as a correctional program officer, facilitating programs on various topics for federal offenders. Since 2015, I have worked as a full-time, self-employed psychotherapist and consultant. My approach to psychology is cognitive and behavioural (CBT). I studied at Université de Montréal (B.Sc.) and Université de Sherbrooke. I have a specialized graduate diploma (DESS) with a specialization in substance abuse. I am currently working towards my master’s degree in Substance Abuse Intervention with the Faculty of Medicine at Université de Sherbrooke. I have expertise dealing with dependencies and comorbidities, meaning using habits (drugs, alcohol, gambling) and mental health. I work with an adult clientele.

I primarily treat anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, adjustment disorder, phobias, relationship problems, and other issues. I am a person who listens, and I am empathetic and dedicated to my clientele. Don’t hesitate to reach out with the problems you need to resolve or for advice. Free yourself of your burden.

Sabrina Tuzi, SW

Ontario | English

Clientele: Ages 18 +

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. She has extensive experience providing psychological first-aid to individuals, especially first responders and healthcare workers, after critical incidents and operational stress injuries.

Sabrina's 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-Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, trauma-informed care, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Dialectical-Behavior Therapy.  Sabrina will offer support, skill development, and education as the client works towards their healing and growth.

Marina Ursa, RCC

All Provinces except Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Alberta | English

Clientele: Ages 16 +

Marina Ursa is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Having worked in the counselling and social services field for over 15 years, she has helped people experience personal growth and make effective changes when struggling with a variety of stressors such as everyday coping demands, difficult life events or circumstances, relationship problems, and mental health conditions. As well, additional training, experience, and dedication in specific areas for Marina include: Addictions, Anxiety/Panic, ADHD, Personality Disorders, Communication, Depression, Grief and Loss, Life transitions and Coping, OCD, Peri/Post Natal Concerns, PTSD, Parenting and Co-Parenting Skills, Self-Esteem, and Trauma. Also, her lived experience as a Canadian-born daughter of immigrants has informed her practice when providing services to those affected by immigration and refugee experiences.

Using a trauma-informed and culturally sensitive practice, Marina applies specialized training along with evidence-based strategies and interventions from a variety of therapy modalities. These modalities include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), and trauma-specific approaches (Seeking Safety, Trauma Focused-CBT, EMDR, TIR-Traumatic Incident Reduction).

Marina has offered counselling services in a variety of locations, ranging from formal office settings, to hospital wards and ER departments, to a fishing boat located on a remote traditional territory, and to speaking with someone virtually while they sit comfortably in their own living room. She hopes to continue helping others improve their quality of life, finding more joy and connection with themselves and those around them. Marina currently provides remote therapy services in BC or any other unregulated province.

Jeff Vander Meulen, PSYC

Alberta | English

Clientele: Ages 16+

Jeff Vander Meulen is a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists.  He has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and has over 12 years of experience counseling individuals 16 years and over. He provides counselling in English.  He specializes in Emotion Focused Therapy and has been training and practicing in this approach since 2010. When appropriate, he also applies Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy strategies.

Jeff specializes in helping people who experience depression, anxiety, low self-confidence, and painful feelings in current or past significant relationships. His work involves assisting people to make sense of their emotional reactions and supporting them to use this information to make wise decisions for their life. At other times, he helps people alleviate their painful emotions by using techniques that change unhelpful emotion states to more invigorating emotion states. Jeff believes in practicing as a culturally competent therapist, striving to be knowledgeable, open and respectful of the cultural beliefs and practices of all people.

Dylan Zambrano, SW

Ontario and Alberta | English

Clientele: Ages 16 +

*Not accepting new patients*

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.