The Team

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Clinic Founders

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Dr Nina Mafrici, Psychologist

Dr. Nina Mafrici, Ph.D., C.Psych

Clinic Co-Founder/Director, Psychologist

Dr. Nina Mafrici is a registered clinical psychologist who obtained her Doctoral degree from the University of Toronto. She works with adolescents and adults facing various mental health challenges, including mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, prenatal and postpartum disorders, self-harming behaviour, interpersonal difficulties, emotional dysregulation, and personality disorders.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Dr Michele Foster, Psychologist

Dr. Michele Foster, Ph.D., C.Psych

Clinic Co-Founder/Director, Psychologist

Dr. Michele Foster is a registered clinical psychologist who received her Doctoral degree from the University of Toronto. She works with adolescents and adults experiencing mental health difficulties, including mood and anxiety disorders, addictions, self-harm, disordered eating, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and difficulty with personality functioning, relationships, and emotion regulation.

Psychology

Toronto Psychology and Wellness Group | Dr. Danielle Kofler

Dr. Danielle Kofler, Ph.D., C.Psych

Psychologist, TPWG Clinical Training Lead

Dr. Danielle Kofler obtained her Ph.D. in the Clinical and Counselling Psychology program at the University of Toronto and is registered as a Psychologist in Supervised Practice with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She completed her Master’s Degree at the University of Toronto. She works with adults and adolescents who present with mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, eating disorders, and interpersonal issues. Danielle’s therapeutic approach is integrative in nature and draws from a variety of modalities in order to best fit her client’s needs.

Michal Gilboa-Hermel, M.A., C.Psych

Psychologist

Michal Gilboa-Hermel is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, and holds an M.A in clinical psychology from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, where she was also a registered clinical psychologist prior to her move to Toronto.

She works with all age groups, from adolescents to the elderly, facing various mental health challenges, including mood and anxiety disorders, prenatal and postpartum disorders, early attachment as well as later parental difficulties, relational and interpersonal difficulties, emotional dysregulation, personality disorders, post and complex trauma and other transitional life difficulties and challenges.

Toronto Psychology and Wellness Group | Dr. Genevieve Monaghan
Dr. Genevieve Monaghan, Ph.D., C.Psych
Psychologist

Dr. Genevieve Monaghan is a registered Clinical Psychologist who obtained her doctoral degree from the University of Ottawa in 2018. She works with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing a range of problems including difficulties with mood and anxiety, eating disorders and body image concerns, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and emotional dysregulation, among others.

Dr. Monaghan has received training across evidence-based modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and enhanced CBT for eating disorders (CBT-E), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT for PTSD), Solution-focused Family Therapy, among others.

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Nicole Knon, M.A., C.Psych

Psychologist

Nicole Knon is a registered Clinical Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She obtained her Master’s in Clinical Psychology at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa in 2011. She works with adults and adolescents experiencing a range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, prenatal and postpartum disorders, parenting difficulties, interpersonal difficulties, self-harming behaviour, emotional dysregulation, personality disorders and eating disorders.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Ashley Rolin
Ashley Rolin, M.A., C.Psych
School Psychologist

Ashley Rolin is a registered School Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She specializes in working with children, adolescents and young adults experiencing various learning, behavioural, attentional and social-emotional challenges. Ashley has spent the last 15 years providing comprehensive psycho-educational assessments in both private practice, school and hospital settings, including the Hospital for Sick Children, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), the York Catholic District School Board, and various private day school settings.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Dr. Kaley Roosen

Dr. Kaley Roosen, PhD., C.Psych

Clinical and Health Psychologist

Dr. Kaley Roosen (she/her) is a Registered Clinical and Health Psychologist who obtained her Doctoral degree from York University. She works with adolescents, adults and couples experiencing mental and physical health difficulties, including mood and anxiety disorders, disordered eating, trauma, disability/chronic illness, self-harm, body image, and difficulty with relationships, emotion regulation and issues related to discrimination and marginalization.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Dr. Natalie Vilhena-Churchill
Dr. Natalie Vilhena-Churchill, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Psychologist

Dr. Natalie Vilhena-Churchill is a clinical and counselling psychologist. She obtained her Doctoral degree from OISE at the University of Toronto. She works with adults with a range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, and trauma, and provides assessments for diagnostic clarification and to make treatment recommendations.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Dr. Immaculate Antony
Dr. Immaculate Antony, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Psychologist

Dr. Immaculate Antony is a registered Clinical and Counselling Psychologist. She obtained her Doctoral degree from OISE at the University of Toronto. She works with adults experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, prenatal and postpartum experiences, and relationships, and conducts ADHD and mental health assessments. Dr. Antony practices with a multi-cultural diversity lens and brings an anti-oppressive framework to her work.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Jasmin Katz

Jasmin Katz, M.A., Ph.D. Candidate

Clinical Therapist

Jasmin Katz is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Clinical and Counselling Psychology program at the University of Toronto. She completed her Master’s Degree in Clinical and Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto as well as her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Biology at Queen’s University. Jasmin works with adults and adolescents living with a wide range of mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression, academic/work-related stress, substance use, life transitions and relational issues.
Jasmin’s therapeutic approach is integrative and collaborative in nature; she draws from a variety of evidence-based modalities to best suit her clients’ needs.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Virginia Tsekova
Virginia Tsekova, M.A., Ph.D. Candidate
Clinical Therapist

Virginia Tsekova is a Ph.D. Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Ryerson [X] University. She holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Ryerson [X] University. She works with individuals experiencing a range of concerns, including depression, anxiety, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and emotion regulation and interpersonal difficulties.

Virginia primarily draws from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), to best meet her clients’ needs and goals. She recognizes the importance of creating an empathic and trusting relationship with her clients. As such, she strives to provide a warm, accepting, and compassionate environment.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Alexia Lambis, Psychometrist
Alexia Lambis, M.Ed.
Psychometrist

Alexia Lambis obtained her Master of Education degree in Developmental Psychology and Education from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She has worked as a Psychometrist for 7 years administering assessments to infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. She has worked in both private practice and hospital settings including The Hospital for Sick Children and The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. In addition to working clinically, Alexia has also worked on various research projects.

Alexia has worked with individuals facing a wide range of mental health challenges including psychosis, anxiety, depression, trauma, and substance use as well as individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Cody Cane, Clinical Therapist
Cody Cane, M.A., Ph.D., Candidate
Clinical Therapist

Cody Cane is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Clinical and Counselling Psychology program at the University of Toronto. He completed his M.A. in Clinical and Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto, and his Bachelor of Cognitive Science at Carleton University. Cody works with individuals who experience a range of mental health concerns, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, body-focused repetitive behaviours, school and work stress, emotional regulation difficulties, life transition and interpersonal struggles, and other general problems in living.

Cody uses an eclectic evidence-based approach drawing from a background primarily in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), as well as Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Kristen Hernandez, Clinical Therapist
Kristen Hernandez, M.A., Ph.D. Candidate

Clinical Therapist

Kristen Hernandez (she/her) is a Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology at Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly known as Ryerson). She has completed a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Toronto Metropolitan University, specializing on treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Kristen is dedicated to supporting individuals seeking therapy for eating disorders, disordered eating, body image, trauma, and PTSD. She also works with individuals with a range of other concerns, including depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsions, as well as emotion regulation and interpersonal difficulties.

Kristen’s practice is trauma-informed and evidence-based. Her therapy draws from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) to tailor to the unique needs and preferences of her clients.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Sofia Melendez, Clinical Therapist

Sofia Melendez Ron, M.Ed., M.A., Ph.D. Candidate

Clinical Therapist

Sofia Melendez (they/she) is a queer and trans clinical psychology trainee hailing from Western Mexico, a land shared by the Wixárika, Coca, and Tecuexe Pueblos Originarios. She is a doctoral student at Toronto Metropolitan University who holds a Master of Arts from the same university and a Master of Education from Queen’s University.

In working with Sofia, you can expect to share a space that affirms all the interconnected parts that are important to you including your gender, race, culture, sexuality, beliefs, role in your community, and personal and community experiences. With Sofia, you will collaborate to develop a safe, non-judgemental, and accessible space to foster love for your authentic self and your communities.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Dr Lee Propp

Dr. Lee Propp, Ph.D. C.Psych (Supervised)

Psychologist, Supervised Practice

Dr. Lee Propp obtained her PhD in the School and Clinical Psychology program at the University of Toronto and is registered as a Psychologist in Supervised Practice with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She completed her Master’s degree at the University of Toronto. She works with children and adolescents with a range of presenting concerns including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism spectrum disorder, emotion dysregulation, and complex trauma.

Dr. Propp’s therapeutic approach is integrative and draws on Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) skills, Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), and relational frameworks.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Megha Nagar
Megha Nagar, M.A., Ph.D. Candidate

Clinical Therapist

Megha Nagar completed both her Master’s and PhD in School/Clinical Child Psychology at McGill University. She will soon be registered as a Psychologist in Supervised Practice with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Megha works with adolescents who struggle with emotion dysregulation, self-harm, anxiety, depression, obsession-compulsive disorder, disordered eating, and trauma.

Megha was trained at Batshaw Youth and Family Centres (Montreal’s child protective services) and at the Montreal Children’s Hospital in the inpatient psychiatry unit. Megha also worked at a private clinic, Grey Zone Psychology and Wellness, where she learned how to provide comprehensive and adherent DBT services.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Geneva Millett

Dr. Geneva Millett, Ph.D., C.Psych. (Supervised)

Psychologist, Supervised Practice

Dr. Geneva Millett completed her doctoral degree in clinical psychology at Toronto Metropolitan University. Geneva has completed clinical training across a number of sites including Toronto General Hospital in the Eating Disorders Program, private practice settings (Oakville Centre for Cognitive Therapy, CBT Associates), St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton in the Eating Disorders Clinic, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in the Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre in the Residential Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) program, and the Family Health Team at St. Michael’s Hospital.

Geneva’s therapeutic approach is grounded in cognitive behavioural therapy and client-centered care.

Medical

Toronto Psychology and Wellness Group | Dr. Rachel Barrett
Dr. Rachel Barrett, MD, FRCPC
General Paediatrician, TPWG+MD

Dr. Rachel Barrett is a general paediatrician with a special interest in eating disorders in children and adolescents. She is also a lecturer in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto. Dr. Barrett completed her undergraduate and medical education at McMaster University before pursuing pediatrics training at Dalhousie University, where she was Chief Resident in her final year. In addition to her work at Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group, Medical Division, Dr. Barrett is a staff physician at North York General Hospital, where she provides consultations for children in the Emergency Department, cares for children admitted to the Paediatric Inpatient Unit, and assesses patients in the Paediatric Consultation Clinic.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Anna Pevsner

Anna Pevsner, MN

Nurse Practitioner

Anna Pevsner is a nurse practitioner (NP) who graduated from the University of Toronto. She holds dual certifications as a primary care and pediatric nurse practitioner. Throughout her career, Anna has gained valuable experience in various healthcare settings, including primary care, hospitals and specialized eating disorders clinics. At outpatient clinics, Anna has helped patients recover from eating disorders and comorbid mental health conditions.

As a nurse practitioner at TPWG, Anna provides medical support for children, adolescents, and adults. With every person she sees, she provides a comprehensive and holistic medical and mental health assessment.

Social Work

Toronto Psychology and Wellness Group | Courtney M. Watson

Courtney M. Watson, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker
TPWG Outpatient Eating Disorder Program Lead

Courtney Watson is a Registered Social Worker who received her Master’s Degree from the University of Western Ontario. She works with adolescents and adults struggling with a range of mental health difficulties including mood disorders, anxiety disorders (such as OCD, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic, phobias), trauma, disordered eating, relationship difficulties, lack of self-esteem and self confidence, perfectionism, major life transitions and loss.

Toronto Psychology and Wellness Group | Anna Francis

Anna Francis, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker
TPWG Caregiver Support Program Lead

Anna Francis is a Registered Social Worker with over ten years of experience providing therapy to individuals and families. Anna provides evidence-based treatment to adolescents and adults with a variety of therapeutic needs including mood and anxiety disorders; trauma; self-harm and suicidal behaviours; and emotional dysregulation. Anna also supports clients with managing interpersonal relationships, parent-child dynamics and through life transitions.

 Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Rebecca Smith
Rebecca Smith, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker,
TPWG Group Program Lead

Rebecca Smith is a Registered Social Worker who received her Master’s Degree in Social Work specializing in mental health from the University of Toronto. Rebecca works with adolescents and adults struggling with a wide variety of concerns including symptoms of anxiety and depression, emotion regulation concerns, self-injury, body image concerns, relationship concerns, and life transitions.

TPWG Toronto Psychology and Wellness - Sari Goldman
Sari Goldman, M.S.W., R.S.W, Acc. FM.

Registered Social Worker

Sari Goldman is a Registered Social Worker and Accredited Family Mediator who received her Master’s Degree from Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, New York. Sari works with individuals, couples and families struggling with mental health, life transitions, marriage, parenthood, relational difficulties including communication, separation/divorce, trauma and loss. Sari’s approach to treatment focuses on self-determination and respect for the individual experience, acknowledging that the client is the expert in their own lives.

TPWG Toronto Psychology and Wellness - Amanda Buckingham

Amanda Buckingham, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker

Amanda Buckingham is a Registered Social Worker who received her Master’s Degree from the University of Toronto. She works with individuals that are experiencing a range of mental health concerns, including borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, anxiety, depression, difficulties with confidence and low self-esteem, and dissociative identity disorder. She is extensively trained in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and is passionate about supporting people towards a life worth living.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology and Wellness - Michael Waxman
Michael Waxman, M.S.W., R.S.W.
Registered Social Worker

Michael B. Waxman is a Registered Social Worker who received his Master’s Degree from Wurzweiler School of Social Work, Yeshiva University, and his Bachelors in Social Work at King’s University College at The University of Western Ontario. Michael focuses his practice on individuals in the LGBTQ2S+ Community of all genders. Michael also works with boys and men in all stages of life who are exploring their mental health. Michael has been in private practice for 12 years.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Gwenne Woodward

Gwenne Woodward, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker

Gwenne Woodward is a Registered Social Worker who received her Master’s Degree from Rutgers University, after a career as a musician and Music Therapist. Over the course of many years, Gwenne has worked primarily in the Public Health system, both in mental health and addictions. For the past sixteen years, Gwenne has worked with clients diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder who experience anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and depression. She focuses on helping clients and their families find long-term and life-worth-living solutions rather than short-term crisis-generating behaviours.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Janice Shaw
Janice Shaw, M.A., M.S.W., R.S.W.
Registered Social Worker

Janice Shaw is a registered Social Worker with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She obtained her Masters in Social Work from the University of Toronto and a few years prior, her Masters of Arts from Queen’s University. During her career, she has worked primarily with individuals and couples with issues such as stress, anxiety, depression and communication. She has also facilitated a myriad of groups on topics such as parenting, parenting through separation and divorce, communication in relationships, and issues involving family violence, and worked with children earlier in her career in both individual and group settings.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Nicole Schulz

Nicole Schulz, MSW., R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker

Nicole Schulz is a registered social worker who received her Master’s degree from the University of Toronto. She works with individuals living with diverse mental health concerns including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression and mood disorders, emotional dysregulation and personality disorders, interpersonal and relationship challenges, life transitions, prenatal and postpartum disorders, difficulties with body image and self-esteem, eating disorders, and experiences of trauma and loss.
Nicole is rooted in trauma-informed, person-centred and anti-oppressive practice with an emphasis on tailoring her services to the unique needs of her clients. Her approach to treatment is integrative drawing on her training in multiple evidence-based therapeutic modalities.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Samantha Watt
Samantha Watt, MSW., RSW.

Registered Social Worker

Samantha (Sam) Watt (she/her) is a Registered Social Worker who received her Master’s Degree from the University of Toronto with a specialization in mental health. Sam is also a Certified Complex Trauma Professional and has ten years of experience working in the mental health field and provides individual, family and group therapy to adolescents and adults.

Sam is committed to collaborating with clients with Eating Disorders, especially individuals looking for support with binge eating or who have had bariatric surgery and need mental health support while using a Health at Every Size framework.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Erin Clarke
Erin Clarke, MSW., RSW.

Registered Social Worker

Erin Clarke is a Registered Social Worker who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders, body image issues, trauma, anxiety-related disorders and mood disorders. Erin works with her clients using blended modalities in her approach to determine the best strategies for you to improve and sustain your well-being. She provides holistic and client-centred support, incorporating concepts from Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT & CBT-E), Emotion Focussed Family Therapy (EFFT), exposure therapy, mindfulness and harm reduction.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Eliane Nevares
Eliane Nevares, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker

Eliane Nevares holds a Master of Social Work from McGill University and is registered with the BC College of Social Workers and the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Social Workers and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

With a passion for clinical work, Eliane works with a variety of populations, including but not limited to, those suffering from eating disorders and their co-morbid problems including mood and anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, and trauma.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Sabrina Lepine
Sabrina Lepine, M.S.W., R.S.W.

Registered Social Worker

Sabrina Lepine is a registered social worker with a special interest in providing psychotherapy for individuals struggling with eating disorders, posttraumatic stress, and/or emotional difficulties. Within this scope, Sabrina frequently supports clients with problems related to body image, exercise, impulse control, unrelenting standards, rigidity, transitions, low self-worth, avoidance, identity, relationships, anger, panic, fear, self-harm, suicidal thinking, anxiety, depression, emotional numbness, understanding emotions, and feeling overwhelmed by emotions.

Psychotherapy

TPWG Toronto Psychology and Wellness - Rossella Galati

Rossella Galati, M.A., RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Rossella Galati is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Rossella received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Adler University in Chicago, IL after completing her B.A. Honours degree in Psychology at York University. Rossella is an advocate for mental health. Her approach to care is personal, yet professional, and rooted in the fundamentals of trust, security and holistic well- being.

 Rossella seeks to promote balance, whether focused on the individual or family. Rossella’s areas of practice include treatment for trauma, anxiety, stress, self-esteem, relationship issues, self-harming, substance abuse, grief, alcohol abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Shelly Dilawri

Shelly Dilawri, BSc., O.T. Reg (Ont).

Registered Occupational Therapist

Shelly Dilawri is a Registered Occupational Therapist who has been practicing psychotherapy within the mental health field for over 15 years. Her passion to help individuals going through various mental health issues, life changes, and postpartum adjustments has strengthened over the years. She is ignited by the challenges that come with helping those who need assistance to overcome challenges, feel empowered, and reach their full potential.

Shelly is trained to build programs and treatment to suit the individual through the lens of Cognitive and Dialectical Behaviour therapy. Using these core principles as the foundation for her approach, she has helped many climb over their mental barriers and reach recovery.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology and Wellness Group - Natalie Rose Allen

Natalie Rose Allen, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Natalie Rose Allen completed her Master’s of Clinical and Counselling Psychology degree at the Adler Graduate Professional School, and is currently collecting her hours to register with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Natalie has worked in various settings, including private practice since 2011, providing psychological assessment and psychotherapy services to adults and adolescents.

Natalie trained in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) during a clinical practicum placement at a corrections facility, where she facilitated DBT skills groups for women diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. She has also delivered workshops to children and adolescents teaching skills for building healthy eating habits, body image and self-esteem.

Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Ainslie McLean
Ainslie McLean, M.A., RP, CCC
Registered Psychotherapist

Ainslie McLean is a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Canadian Counselor with a Masters degree in Art Therapy from Concordia University. She has over 10 years of experience providing therapy to adolescents, young adults and individuals who are pregnant, postpartum and parenting. Ainslie works with a variety of concerns including life transitions, identity, anxiety, depression, pregnancy and pregnancy loss, attachment, parenting, relationships, trauma, grief and loss.

Ainslie’s approach to therapy is collaborative and strengths-based. She integrates a variety of evidence-based practices tailored to meet the needs and goals of each client. Ainslie is trained in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment, and mindfulness-based approaches.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Sydney Scanlan

Sydney Scanlan, MA, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Sydney Scanlan received her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and completed her undergraduate degree in psychology at The University of Western Ontario. Sydney is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Sydney developed a passion for providing psychotherapy to individuals with Eating Disorders while completing a clinical practicum placement at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. Sydney has experience working in individual, family, and group therapy settings.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Sierra Gaudreault

Sierra Gaudreault, BSc, MEd, RP

Registered Psychotherapist

Sierra Gaudreault is a Registered Psychotherapist who received her Master of Education in Counselling Psychology (Counselling & Psychotherapy) from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto and her Bachelor of Science, Honours in Biology and Psychology from Queen’s University. She is a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. She has experience providing individual psychotherapy to help clients with various concerns, including anxiety and stress, depression, emotional regulation, self-compassion, identity, relationships and life transitions, among others.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Dawn Cronin

Dawn Cronin, MA

Registered Psychotherapist

Dawn Cronin is a Registered Psychotherapist with a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and an honours Bachelor Degree in Psychology. She provides evidence-based therapy to children, adolescents, and adults faced with a wide range of mental health concerns including eating disorders, disordered eating behaviours, anxiety, self harm, suicidality, depression, and personal growth. Dawn has worked both within the hospital and community setting supporting those living with an eating disorder. Dawn also has experience providing psychotherapy with individuals, groups, and families.

Dietetics

Toronto Psychology and Wellness Group | Samantha Goren
Samantha Goren, HBSC, RD
Registered Dietitian, TPWG Dietetics Lead

Samantha Goren is a Registered Dietitian with over 10 years experience in the field of nutrition and Dietetics. Samantha counsels adults and young adults with eating disorders, emotional eating and healthy lifestyle eating. Samantha graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an HBSc in Food and Nutrition. She went on to complete her dietetic internship at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto.

She spent the first 7 years of her career working as a Clinical Dietitian in the Eating Disorders Program at Toronto General Hospital. 

TPWG - Toronto Psychology and Wellness - Melissa Kazan
Melissa Kazan, MSC, RD
Registered Dietitian & Sport Nutritionist

Melissa Kazan earned her Bachelor and Masters Degrees in Dietetics and Human Nutrition at McGill University. She then specialized in Sport Nutrition by completing the International Olympic Committee Sport Nutrition Diploma in 2014 and has since been active in the sport industry supporting high performance athletes as her core focus.

With over 9 years of nutrition counselling experience, working in fitness centers, medical clinics and sport institutes, Melissa has worked with athletes of all levels. 

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Paula Ng
Paula Ng, RD

Registered Dietitian

Paula Ng is a Registered Dietitian with over 13 years of experience. She specializes in working with adults, adolescents and children with eating disorders and disordered eating patterns.

Paula graduated from the University of Toronto, studying psychology, and the University of Western Ontario, studying food and nutrition. She completed her dietetic internship at North York General Hospital, which included a rotation in the eating disorders program.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Trisha Wilson
Trisha Wilson, RD., CEDRD.

Registered Dietitian

Trisha Wilson is a Registered Dietitian with 12 years of experience working with adolescents, young adults, and families. She specializes in the prevention and treatment of Eating Disorders. She obtained a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education from the University of Windsor before completing the two-year Coordinated Program in Dietetics at Wayne State University in
Detroit, MI.

Trisha is registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario and a member of Dietitians of Canada.

Admin

TPWG Toronto Psychology and Wellness - Chante Bennett

Chanté Bennett

Office Manager

Chanté Bennett is the Office Manager at TPWG. She received her Honours B.A. in Kinesiology from York University and a diploma in Medical Office Administration from Seneca College. She comes with 5+ years of medical office administration experience having worked in several different clinics including the Endocrinology and Allergy Clinics at Sunnybrook Hospital, as well as the Teaching Clinic of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. Chanté recently graduated from the Kinesiology program at York University and hopes to pursue a professional career as an Occupational Therapist.

In her spare time, Chanté enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, and being physically active. With her calming and compassionate presence, Chanté is the first point of contact for our clients on their journey of recovery.

TPWG Toronto Psychology and Wellness - Emily Coppa

Emily Coppa

Clinical Coordinator and Research Assistant

Emily Coppa recently completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology at Ryerson University. Emily aspires to get her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology to practice professionally as a Psychologist. She has volunteered for non-profit mental health organizations mentoring women with eating disorders and is an active supporter in recovery groups. She has volunteered for elderly and child care services and was a member at Ryerson University’s Student Wellness Advisory Group, where she coordinated projects for eating disorder awareness and advocacy.

In her studies, Emily takes a transdiagnostic, biopsychosocial, and dimensional approach to mental illnesses. Her current research interests include the psychophysiology of anorexia nervosa, specifically, it’s influence on the HPA axis, visual cortex, and the menstrual cycle.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Sonia Catalli

Sonia Catalli

Clinical Intake Coordinator

Sonia Catalli is a graduate of the University of Guelph, where she received her BSc in Biology and Psychology. She is currently pursuing her MA in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and hopes to continue her work with youth as a Registered Psychotherapist. She has two years of direct clinical experience as an Instructor Therapist working with children and teens with neurodevelopmental disorders. Additionally, Sonia has a diverse background in mental health work and advocacy including roles within non-profits, hospitals, and schools. She currently volunteers as a Reviewer for an academic psychology student magazine- Mindpad, and as a Crisis Responder for the Crisis Text Line powered by Kids Help Phone.

Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Tina Vasilakos

Tina Vasilakos

Accounts Manager

Tina Vasilakos completed her Honours B.A. in Psychology from York University, followed by a post graduate diploma in HR Management from Fleming College.

Tina brings with her a wealth of administrative experience in various industries, with a focus on operations, employee training and development, and implementing HR initiatives to support employee mental health in the workplace. Prior to joining us, she was an inpatient resource and office manager at Youthdale Treatment Centres, which specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of children and youth with complex mental health challenges. In her spare time Tina enjoys spending time with friends and family, reading, and spending as much time as possible being active outdoors.

TPWG - Toronto Psychology & Wellness Group - Jina Kim

Jina Kim

Clinical Assistant

Jina Kim is in her 4th year of the Honours BSc in the Psychology program at Western University. Her research interests include the etiology of eating disorders, specifically the examination of socio-cultural and cultural risk factors of eating disorders. She is also interested in adopting a holistic approach to mental health. Through her experience at TPWG, she hopes to learn and develop her knowledge of DBT as well as other forms of psychotherapy. Jina plans to pursue a Masters in Occupational Therapy. In her spare time, she enjoys playing the piano, hiking, and traveling with friends and family.

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Join Our Team

Seeking health professionals with strong DBT and/or Eating Disorder experience

Join Our Team • If you are interested in joining our collaborative team and have strong DBT and/or Eating Disorder experience, please send a cover letter and an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae to intake@tpwg.ca or click the link below. At this time, a Master’s degree in psychology or social work is required.

We do not offer practicum placements at this time.