LEAH GORDON

Leah is a therapist and counsellor with a B. Ed and an M. Ed, as well as a Certificate in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) from the University of Toronto (OISE). She is currently a member of The Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP). She has experience providing therapy for children, adolescents, adults and couples, working in a variety of environments including schools, community mental health clinics, and private practice.

Throughout her career Leah has been drawn to work that allows her to use her natural ability to connect to others deeply and make a positive impact on the lives of others. She strives to create an environment that will put her clients at ease and let them explore their thoughts, feelings and emotions without being judged. Her goal is to help clients through the process of breaking the negative patterns and habits they can't seem to break and to help them overcome any obstacles they may face so they can lead happier and more productive lives.

Leah's therapy models include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy. Each therapy session is individualized, and the techniques are tailored to meet each client's unique needs.

ALIZA TERRIS

Aliza is a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist who has earned her Honors BA in psychology, BSW (Bachelors of Social Work) and MSW (Masters of Social Work) from York University.  She has worked as a Psychotherapist both in private practice and in family and child service agencies for over fifteen years.  She is passionate about guiding the individuals and couples she works with to overcome their personal barriers to unlock the door to the life they choose to live. 

 

Aliza specializes in working with individuals who experienced developmental trauma or other attachment related difficulties, as well as with individuals experiencing anxiety, lack of confidence, depression, anger, or relationship difficulties.  She also works with couples experiencing unsatisfying relationships or troubled relationships.  She has an expertise in parenting and child development, counselling parents to gain a deeper understanding of their children’s and adolescent’s needs and coaching them to parent with awareness and understanding. 

She uses a variety of therapeutic modalities including EMDR Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), Mindfulness, Attachment Theory, Imago Relationship Therapy (IRT), Attachment Based Development Approach (Neufeld) to parenting, Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), and CBT.

KAREN GALE

Karen is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and has a degree in Psychology from York University and a Masters level Diploma in Spiritual and Holistic Psychotherapy from Transformational Arts College in Toronto. She is also a certified Life Coach.

 

Karen focuses her practice on supporting women and couples with relationship and marriage counselling, to navigate times of change, and find a path to move forward in difficult situations and help realize your best self/selves. She takes a holistic approach to therapy, gaining an understanding of not only who you are as a person but the dynamics affecting your life.

 

Karen specializes in anxiety, depression, grief, end of relationships, divorce, co-parenting plans, post-partum depression, hormonal changes, domestic violence and sexual abuse. These women’s issues can have serious emotional, physical and mental effects. In the wake of the COVID-19 viral pandemic, the world will likely experience a serious mental health crisis. Self-quarantine, social distancing, job loss, threat of illness, child care/schooling, marital stress and grief. Karen supports clients with issues related to the pandemic, helping to guide them through the upheaval that has been thrust upon all of us. Karen is in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals.

SARAH SPIGELMAN

Sarah is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from Monmouth University in Deal, New Jersey. She continued her education through the university of Pennsylvania, where she completed specialized training in Prolonged Exposure therapy for the treatment of PTSD. Sarah has many years of experience working with the presentation of childhood trauma in adults.

Sarah feels passionate about her work with clients, working with clients who have a range of presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety, families in addiction, emotion regulation difficulties, interpersonal relationship difficulties, and trauma.

 

Sarah implements an integrative approach to therapy with her clients. Her work is anchored in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), but incorporates a number of complimentary cognitive, behavioural, emotion focused, and psychodynamic approaches during her work with individuals and couples.

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