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About Our Team

Sonya Watson (Lem)
Clinical Director, Registered Psychotherapist and Canadian Certified Counsellor 

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I provide individual, group and clinical supervision for therapists.

Individual Therapy and ADHD Coaching

I will work with you to help you start to feel better and overcome your struggles.  I am passionate about working with post-secondary students and young adults who struggle with anxiety, ADHD, depression, stress, self-esteem, body image or transition issues, relationship or friendship problems.  Since 2002, I have been counselling people in the post-secondary setting and have focused on providing therapy to people who had ADHD, Learning Disabilities and Mental Health Concerns.  I am not new to online therapy and have yars of experience providing phone and secure video counselling.  As a former high school teacher, college professor,  and a certified Learning Strategist, I can provide therapy with a focus on academics to hlep you achieve success during the semester.

Therapeutic approaches in counselling and supervision

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Mindfulness

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Strength Based Approach

Clinical Supervision

I am now at a point in my career where I want to give back to my profession by supervising Registered Psychotherapists, RP(Qualifyings) and MSW's. In supervision, I believe you are the expert of your own journey.  I will work with you and help you set your own professional goals for supervision and help you achieve them.  I create a supervision environment where you can feel comfortable talking about difficult situations in your sessions or struggles you may have, but I also focus on your strengths, achievements and wins.  My uniques skill set, which combines psychotherapy and teaching allows me to incorporate a variety of techniques into supervision sessions.  I have a flexible approach and am able to tailor your supervisions sessions to meet you needs.

My Clinical Supervisor Role Includes:

Discussing cases and providing direction

Exploring legal and ethical issues

Signing supervision forms, as required by CRPO

Creation of supervision agreement 

Examining safe and effective use of self 

Encouraging self-care

And more...

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Experience

  • 19 years experience counselling adolescents, post secondary students, young adults and adults

  • 19 years experience providing counselling to students who had ADHD and/or Learning Disabilities 

  • Experience counselling in post-secondary institutions, private mental health clinics and private practice

  • Extensive experience providing in person and virtual counselling via phone and secure video 

  • Qualified to provide clinical supervision according to CRPO requirements

  • Registered Psychotherapist and Canadian Certified Counsellor

  • Certified Learning Strategist

  • Certified Secondary School Teacher

  • Experienced High School Teacher and College Professor

 

 Professional Associations

  • Registered Psychotherapist - College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario(CRPO) License #006241

  • Canadian Certified Counsellor - Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) #2141

  • Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) Reg #431944

Education

  • Master of Education (Counselling Psychology), Memorial University of Newfoundland

  • Post-Diploma Certificate Learning Disabilities Specialist, (Learning Strategist for Learning Disabilities), Cambrian College

  • Bachelor of Education & Bachelor of Science, (Honours Science: Biology & Geography, Intermediate- Senior), York University

Professional Development

  • Clinical Social Work Supervision Certificate, University of Calgary

  • Case Writer For Peer Circles (CRPO)

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

  • Mental Health First Aid Canada

  • SMART Recovery Facilitator Training: "Get smart Fast" Training Program

  • Positive Space Training, Queen's University

  • Threat Assessment Training, Canadian Centre for Threat Assessment and Trauma Response

  • Walking the Walk: Compassion Fatigue Workshop, Francoise Mathieu

  • Dancing or Wrestling? Key Strategies in Enhancing Motivation for Change, Queen's University 

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Meghan Hagedorn
Registered Psychotherapist

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I provide individual counselling to youth/adolescents/young adults, adults and Indigenous peoples.  

Individual and Group Counselling

I am eager to support students throughout their journey of navigating well-being within the educational system. This may include signs and symptoms relating to anxiety, ADHD, depression, low self-esteem, autism, transition concerns, relationship issues and more. I can support you figure out what your goals are for therapy and how we can reach those goals working together. I will provide you with specific strategies to help you better manage your life while juggling school.  Being a student for 10 years as well as having worked in both the high school and post-secondary settings, helps me relate to students.

Therapeutic approaches in my counselling sessions

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

  • Mindfulness

  • Strengths based

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Somatic/holistic base approach

  • Trauma informed, harm-reduction approach

Experience

  • Counselling students/young adults and adults

  • Certified High School Teacher

  • Working in the public health sector and non-profit sector working crisis, including assessing risk, managing immediate crisis, and taking crisis phone calls

  • Working with First Nations and Metis individuals and communities

  • Working with underprivileged and underrepresented population

  • Background of facilitation within the education system

  • Registered Psychotherapist, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) License #10359

  • Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) #682054

Education

  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (Yorkville University)

  • Bachelor of Education (Trent University)

  • Bachelor of Arts in the Teacher Education Stream (Trent University)

Professional Development

  • Motivational Interviewing Level 2- APT

  • Crisis Prevention (Verbal)

  • Mental Health First Aid

  • SafeTalk: Suicide Alert Training

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Sammi Marriner
Registered Psychotherapist
 

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I provide individual and group counselling for teens and young adults. I provide therapy to partners and/or parents of people who have ADHD.

 

Individual and Group Counselling

I am passionate about working with this age group and work to provide a non-judgmental, safe and brave space during individual and group counselling sessions.  I have been specializing with this age group for five years in a high school/post secondary setting.  I assist teens and young adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, self-esteem issues, confusion about what they want to do in life and relationship issues to develop tools, strategies and coping in order to feel better.

 

Therapeutic approaches in my counselling sessions

 

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Mindfulness

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Strength Based Approach

 

Experience

  • Counselling high school aged youth, post-secondary students, young adults with complex needs and partners and parents of people who have ADHD 

  • Registered Psychotherapist, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), License #10479  

  • Canadian Certified Counsellor

 

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts – Psychology, Laurentian University (cum Lauds)

  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University

 

Professional Development

  • Working with Oppositional, Defiant & Explosive Children and Adolescents

  • LGBT Awareness and Education

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

  • Mental Health First Aid Canada

  • CPI Non-violent Crisis Intervention Training

  • Brain Story Certification

  • Telehealth 101

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Sarah Palma
Registered Psychotherapist

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I provide individual counselling for teens, young adults, and adults.

 

Individual and Group Counselling

 

I am passionate about working with teens, young adults, and adults who are struggling with their self-esteem, self-confidence, anxiety, and interpersonal relationships. I have had experience providing tools, manageable steps, and practical strategies to build assertiveness skills, manage anxiety, and create a positive sense of self to individuals both in-person and through virtual counselling services. You can expect a supportive, empathetic, confidential, and judgement-free zone in every counselling session with me. I am genuinely interested in getting to know you and helping you to achieve a life that is meaningful and authentic to you.

 

Therapeutic approaches in my counselling sessions

 

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Strength Based Approach

  • Mindfulness

 

Experience

  • Counselling teens, young adults, and adults with a wide range of mental health concerns.

  • Working at a mental health organization to manage crisis calls, assess risk, and connect individuals to various counselling services and resources.

  • Experience counselling in a public mental health clinic, an Employee and Family Assistance Program, and private practice.

  • Experience providing in-person and virtual counselling via phone and secure video.

  • Experience with co-facilitating a Violence Against Women group for female domestic abuse survivors.

  • Registered Psychotherapist

 

Professional Associations

  • Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) - College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), License #009313

 

Education

  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Psychology and Criminology, Wilfrid Laurier University

 

Professional Development

  • Crisis Intervention Skills Certificate

  • Suicide Prevention Training

  • Mindfulness 101

  • Addictions 101

  • Motivational Interviewing Training

  • Anxiety Practical Intervention Strategies Workshop

  • Narrative Therapy Training

  • Skills for Psychological Recovery Workshop

  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Training

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Elle Mularz
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

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I support youth and young adults who may be experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem/worth, interpersonal conflict, and/or significant life transitions. You can expect me to be eclectic in my approach and to pull from various therapeutic frameworks based on your needs and goals. The space we share will be non-judgmental, confidential, and a reflection of the work that you want to do. 


I value the collaborative therapeutic process; I want to meet you where you are and journey with you as you make your way to where you want to be. You are the expert in your life, and I hope to support you in uncovering your strengths and equip you with tools along the way.


Therapeutic frameworks utilized in my counselling sessions:

 

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

  • Strengths-based Approach

  • Mindfulness

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

  • Motivational Interviewing


Experience:

 

  • Providing counselling in person and virtually via phone/video

  • 10+ years supporting youth and young adults, one-on-one, as well as in large and small group settings

 

Professional Association:

  • Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), License #12651


Education:

 

  • Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Family and Community Social Services (with Distinction), University of Guelph-Humber 

  • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (with Distinction), Yorkville University
     

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