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KRISTEN DROZDA

Registered Psychotherapist, M.A., C.C.C., PMH-C, CYC
Clinical Supervisor

(416) 275-8029
Virtual Appointments

Parenting is overwhelming. From the moment you start planning a pregnancy to having adult children it can be triggering, emotional, and confusing.


Using a holistic and individualized approach throughout the therapeutic journey, I hope to support your unique experiences while working towards your personal and parenting goals.


By creating a safe and compassionate space, I want to empower you to trust yourself and your instincts as the expert on your journey and how to show up for yourself and family. I am privileged to become a member of any parents’ village to support their mental health and work towards being the parent they want to be. Through the clinic she hopes the team can be a wraparound to support parents and all of their loved ones live their best lives.


Experience

Kristen is a Registered Psychotherapist, Canadian Certified Counsellor, Child and Youth Counsellor. Kristen has a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology and is Perinatal Mental Health Certified. Kristen has worked in the community with children, teens and families before moving into private practice, shifting her specialty to pregnancy and postpartum support and parenting. She has experience working with perinatal mental health disorders, infertility, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, trauma, crisis support, relationships (including premarital), co-parenting and parenting coaching and support.


Client Focus

Individuals (moms and parents), Couples, Families


Types of Therapy

Attachment Focused Approach, EMDR, EFT, CBT, DBT, Premarital, IPT


Issues & Specialities

Pregnancy and Postpartum mental health, infertility, parenting issues, infant sleep, toddler behaviour, anxiety, depression, trauma, co-parenting, children and teen mental health


More Than Just My Work

I am a mother of two young kids and a triathlete. I believe in striving for balance and doing something you love while moving your body.

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KATE TWIGGER

Registered Psychotherapist, Ph.D
Clinical Supervisor
In-Person & Virtual Appointments

Taking the first step to connect with someone about your struggles can be challenging. I am a registered psychotherapist who has been supporting individuals and families for
over 13 years. My approach focuses on strengthening relationships whether that be with yourself, your significant other, your child, or among families. I believe hearing other people’s stories is a privilege and I do so with empathy and non-judgement.


I have a passion for supporting people in developing, cultivating and rebuilding
relationships. I recently completed my Ph.D. in which I explored the effectiveness of using relational therapy approaches to address parent-child and family conflict. I hope to continue to build upon this learning by supporting individuals and families in strengthening their relationships.


I understand that reaching out for support, especially to a therapist, can be daunting. My goal is to help you through this process while creating a safe and supportive environment for us to learn together. You are the expert in your own life and I feel privileged to join you on your journey of self-exploration and growth.


Experience:
Kate is a Registered Psychotherapist and holds a Ph.D. in Family Relations and Human Development from the University of Guelph. Kate has over 13 years of clinical experience working with adults, children, youth, couples, and families experiencing
metal health and relational difficulties. She has experience working with anxiety,
depression, relationship issues, parenting and parent coaching, personality disorders, trauma, attachment related challenges, and crisis support.


Client Focus: 
Individuals, Children, Families, Couples


Types of therapy: 
Attachment focused and relational approach, EFT, CBT, ACT, DBT, mindfulness, solution-focused, and narrative approaches.


Issues; Specialties: 
Anxiety, depression, family conflict, parenting challenges, trauma, new parenthood,
child and youth mental health, relationship issues, emotion regulation


More than just my work:
I am the mother of three young children and between the moments of chaos I enjoy going to the movie theatre (mostly for the popcorn) and spending time with family and friends.

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KAYLA PERSAUD

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
In-Person & Virtual Appointments

Wondering about therapy?

While there can be a specific reason to seek therapy, it’s not always clear.  At any age we can find ourselves out of our depth, and/or in the midst of despair.
Therapy offers us an opportunity to engage in self and interpersonal exploration and to make meaningful connections in our lives. It is a place where together, we can navigate life’s many challenges and work to develop strength and resilience. Our psychotherapy sessions will be holistic and address barriers to healing at the level of mind, body and spirit.

I use an integrative client-centered approach and draw from a number of therapeutic modalities in order to tailor my approach for you. Kayla has over 10 years of experience in clinical counselling for individual, marriage, and family therapy. Kayla has advanced knowledge in providing culturally responsive care for individuals navigating the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and cultural background. She is committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of both the 2SLGBTQ+ and BIPOC communities.

In my spare time, I enjoy travelling, reading, and trying new foods. Maybe some of your hobbies overlap with mine? Whatever the answer, I’m looking forward to getting to know you. In my 10 years of experience, one thing I’ve learned is that all things change when we do- so let’s get started!

Client Focus

Couples, Families, individuals, children (starting at 10+)

Types of therapy

CBT, DBT, ACT, Family systems, Strengths-based, Attachment, Mindfulness


Issues

Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Family Conflict, Life Transitions, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, School, Issues, Self-Esteem, Stress, Trauma, and Life Transitions 

“Sometimes the bravest and most important thing you can do is just show up.” – Brené Brown

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SANA ZEHRA

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Virtual Appointments

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SABINE KUSSMANN

Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Certified Counsellor, M.A., PMH-C
EMDR
Virtual Appointments

Are you struggling with painful thoughts and emotions while trying to sort out a difficult personal issue? Life can feel like a roller-coaster of emotions sometimes as you try to navigate through life changes, relationship issues and personal challenges.

I offer a collaborative, non-judgmental and empathetic treatment approach. I believe that every person is unique and the best approach is not cookie-cutter, but rather an individually tailored treatment plan in a safe, welcoming and comfortable environment.   

I strive to create a supportive therapeutic relationship and empower you to work through your struggles to help you feel better about yourself and your life. 


Experience

Sabine is a Registered Psychotherapist, has a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and is Perinatal Mental Health Certified. Over the past 5 years, I have been working with clients experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, postpartum mood disorders and occupational burnout.


I have always had a passion for counselling, but started off my career in business marketing. My first experience in a counselling role was when I created and led a support group for new mothers for a local breastfeeding clinic. After becoming a professionally trained new parent mentor and support volunteer with the Down Syndrome Association of Toronto, it inspired me to transition my career into mental health counselling


Client Focus

 Individuals, including elderly adults, teens, preteens and children (starting at 6+)


Types of therapy

Attachment Focused Approach, EMDR,  CBT, DBT,  CFT and Solution Focused Therapy


Issues

Pregnancy and Postpartum mental health, parenting issues, grief, anxiety, depression, trauma, burnout, children and teen mental health


More than just my work

I am a mom of two boys and enjoy outdoor activities with my family, particularly hiking, SUP and skiing. I also play the flute in a community band.

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AMBITA SEN

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), M.A., MSc., C.A.M.C.
EMDR
In-Person & Virtual Appointments

Clients are sometimes apprehensive of the type of relationship they can have with the therapist. They are uncertain if they can fully open up and express their issues and whether the therapy will help.
Solution: I approach each client as individuals with the desire to provide them comfort and by approaching their issues holistically. Then, in collaboration with the client, I am able to identify
and agree upon the therapeutic process that is attuned to their specific issues, needs and what they desire to achieve from therapy.

I strive to create a safe, welcoming, and comfortable environment and value the
importance of the therapeutic relationship so they can move forward with ease.

Experience

Ambita is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with a Master’s degree in Counselling

Psychotherapy from Yorkville University, Canada and a Master’s degree in Organisational

Psychology from Aston University, UK. She has experience in areas of Trauma (PTSD,

Complex PTSD, Dissociative PTSD, and Acute Stress Disorder), grief and loss, anger

management, emotional regulation, relationship dynamics, attachment wounding, self-esteem,

anxiety, borderline personality disorder (BPD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Ambita also has experience of counselling individuals with terminal illnesses and their

caregivers, and work-related stressors.


Languages

English, Bengali, Hindi


Client Focus

Individuals, Children (age 4 years and above)


Types of therapy

EMDR, Advanced EMDR, DNMS, Ego State Interventions, CBT, TF-CBT,

DBT, EFT, MBSR.


Issues

(Standard) Trauma (PTSD, Complex PTSD, Dissociative PTSD, Acute Stress Disorder)

employment related stressors, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger management,

relationship distress and navigating/healing from antagonistic relationships, self-esteem, mood

disorders, and emotion regulation in children.


Specialties

Trauma (PTSD, Complex PTSD, Dissociative PTSD, Acute Stress Disorder), Grief

and Loss, Anger Management, work harassment, life transitions, depression, self-worth,

obsessive compulsive disorder, borderline personality disorder.


More than just my work:

I was fortunate to grow up in an open and equitable environment that inspired individuality while providing the protection and sense of security of a collective environment. This helped me relate to Herman Hesse’s saying, “Within you, there is a stillness and a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” Varied dance forms and music from around the world have attracted me since a young age, and they bring me peace and joy. I also love cooking, yoga and meditation. These are aspects of my inner sanctuary.

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HARNEET SAMBHI

Registered Psychotherapists (Qualifying), M.A. 
In-Person & Virtual Appointments

Adolescent years bring their fair share of difficulties such as school-related stress, self esteem issues, and parent-child conflicts. Sometimes these difficulties translate into adulthood, impacting our mental health.


To help individuals during this tough phase, I use a culturally responsive and socially just model of counselling combined with my belief that the client knows their identity best, and I use this understanding to learn from the client. I strive to create a safe, welcoming, and comfortable environment and value the importance of the therapeutic relationship so clients can move forward with ease. My lived experience with mental health motivates me to use a person-centered approach to counselling as I truly believe that the client has the power and knowledge to create positive change in their lives.

Together we will create goals and explore skills to help you overcome life's struggles. Negative life events are an inevitable part of life, and I am here to empower you to have a meaningful life and navigate the struggles accompanied with family dynamics.


Experience

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a current Yorkville University student completing my Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. Over the past two years, I have worked as a Brief Outreach Worker helping children, adolescents, and parents cope with mental health related difficulties.

Client Focus

Families, individuals, children (starting at 6+)

Types of therapy

 CBT, DBT, ACT

Issues

 Anxiety, depression, trauma, family conflict, gender identity, ADHD, and behaviour management for children.

Specialties

 Counselling services offered in Punjabi and Hindi


More Than Just My Work


I developed my passion for spoken word poetry during my time as a peer mentor at The Lakeshore Arts for the 2SLGBTQIA+ youth community in Toronto, and I hope to publish my poems one day!

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HARRISON HOA

Registered Psychotherapists (Qualifying), M.A. 
In-Person & Virtual Appointments

So many individuals and families struggle with accessing the mental health care they need. You might feel overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, depression, or daily pressures and are unsure of how to cope. I understand the importance of building a strong foundation and providing personalized tools and strategies to manage your mental health and feel your best.

Creating connection with the people we love and enjoying the smaller moments in life make the biggest impact on our mental health and wellbeing. For a matter of fact, I started training Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) about two years ago. There is an incredible sense of discipline, focus, and camaraderie that comes with practicing this martial art. It's not just about physical strength but also about mental agility and the art of self-defense. That of which has taught me to incorporate into therapeutic practice the importance of setting goals, pushing through challenges, and finding balance in life.

When you work with me, you'll quickly see that I'm not just a therapist who understands the theories and techniques. I'm someone who knows firsthand the transformative power of pursuing passions and finding outlets for stress relief. I believe in the power of integrating practical aspects of our daily life into the therapeutic process.


Experience
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and currently completing my Master’s degree at Yorkville
University. I have an undergraduate degree in Psychology (B. Sc.) at Dalhousie University and completed
my post graduate program in Addictions and Mental Health (ADMH) at Humber College. Over the past three years, I have worked at Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK), where I have provided support to
families accessing mental health programs and played a role in developing and implementing strategies to enhance services for individuals.


Client Focus
Couples, Families, and Individuals


Types of therapy
CBT, Solutions Focused, and Strengths Based


Issues
Anxiety, Depression, Trauma


More than just my work
I always set time each day to train Brazilian Jiu Jitsu (BJJ) in both gi and no gi. That of which has proven
to be a challenging yet fulfilling experience as I reflect on the progress I have made in the last year. I have had the pleasure of meeting and learning from wonderful mentors and friends!

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RACHAEL GOODMAN

Registered Psychotherapist Qualifying, M.A. Candidate

In-Person & Virtual Appointments

Are you tired of being tired, worried, or sad and wondering how you can break this cycle for a better quality of life.   


I work with parents; both new and experienced, to help them manage the relentless demands of being a parent while balancing their own identity and mental health. I also work with teens and young adults managing their own struggles navigating all challenges of growing up, all the major transitions they’re about to go through while managing their mental health along the way.


I aim to create a warm, non-judgemental, interactive safe space for self-discovery, self- awareness and growth. This is the forefront of our therapeutic journey. I use a partnership approach, where we work together to customize this journey to your individual needs.  As a parent too, I understand the day-to-day challenges about how we can ensure our kid’s mental health is okay, while often forgetting to take care of our own. Let’s change that! You are the expert of your own life; thus, we will work collaboratively to seek meaning, empowerment and growth based on your unique experiences, strengths and needs.  


In a world of discovery and cultivating self-awareness, I applaud you for taking this first step in your therapeutic journey. Together we can do hard things and ultimately create a successional plan for a better quality of life for you and your loved ones. I look forward to being by your side, as you embark on the first step towards your self-discovery and growth.  

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AMANDA D’AVANZO

Registered Psychotherapist, M.A.
In-Person & Virtual Appointments

Daily life requires each of us to balance the expectations we set for ourselves
with the expectations of others, plan for our futures, and maneuver through multiple interpersonal relationships and social situations. These experiences can be overwhelming and difficult to process on our own.


I utilize a holistic, client-centered, and solution-focused approach throughout
the therapeutic process to help you identify your strengths and overcome your unique experiences, needs, and goals for therapy.


Together we will identify your strengths through a safe and trusting relationship
built on empathy and non-judgment. I will meet you where you are, go at your pace, and respect your autonomy. You will learn to trust yourself, heal from past traumas, restore hope, create healthy boundaries, and feel at home in your body. I am here to help you find your best self. I am here to support and empower you to feel grounded and connected, and to allow you to live the life you want to live.


Experience
Amanda is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a Yorkville University
graduate with a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology. Her education, work, and volunteer experiences have provided the opportunity to work with and assess children, youth, young adults, and older adults experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, behavioural concerns, and low self-esteem. While completing an Honours BA through
York University, Amanda worked directly with clients with dementia, cancer, and depression. In addition, completion of her Postgraduate Certificate in Applied
Behaviour Analysis through Humber College provided the opportunity to work with individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Amanda’s experiences have provided her with the skills to work with vulnerable individuals from diverse backgrounds in need of guidance and mental health support.


Client Focus

 Individuals, including adults, teens, and pre-teens (starting at 11+)


Types of therapy

CBT, DBT, ACT, Compassion Focused, Person-Centered, Strength-Based

Issues
Anxiety, Coping Skills, Depression, Family Conflict, Life Transitions, Peer Relationships, Relationship Issues, School, Issues, Self-Esteem, Stress, Trauma. 


More Than Just My Work

“We can, and we will.” – Kyle Dubas

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