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OSATO OSA-ODIGIE

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

Seeking mental health support should always be encouraged! Taking that first step toward your well-being can be difficult but is a liberating experience.


In an increasingly diverse and busy world, people may feel unable or lack the tools to reach out for help.


I provide personalized support for each individual according to their strengths and needs through a collaborative and integrative approach. 


Using a culturally responsive and socially just lens, I provide an open and welcoming space where individuals feel empowered to express themselves irrespective of social and cultural labels and work towards living their desired lives.


Experience:


I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). I am currently working towards completing my practicum at Yorkville University. I completed my undergraduate studies in Sociology, which aids in supplementing my understanding of socioeconomic factors that affect individual lives, including how these factors intersect various identities. Over the last five years, I have worked closely with families to provide academic, emotional and social support and as a crisis responder to give immediate response to individuals dealing with various mental health challenges like anxiety, depression and relational issues.


Client Focus: Adults, Teens, and children (starting at 7+)


Types of therapy: SFT, EFT, Attachment Focused Approach, CBT


Issues:


Anxiety, Depression, Family Conflict, Peer Relationships, Burnout, Self-Esteem, Behaviour Management, Acculturation Issues (feelings of displacement after immigration)


‘Be yourself; everyone else is already taken’ -Oscar Wilde


More than just my work:


  1. I am an avid reader and a book nerd.

  2. I bake for other’s consumption

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VALERIE KRICK

Registered Psychotherapists (Qualifying), M.A. Candidate, DSW
Clinical Intern
In-Person & Virtual Appointments

Life can get overwhelming; as we traverse this world, we carry with us a multitude of suitcases from various aspects of our roles and responsibilities. I aim to encourage clients to unpack these suitcases through a strength-based, client-centered approach that validates their thoughts, feelings, and experiences then brings awareness to how to move forward. Together, in a safe and comfortable environment, we can unpack these suitcases by deciding what to discard, what to bring forward and repack your suitcase with solution-focused tools for practical everyday use. 


Experience

Valerie is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and in the process of completing her Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. She completed her undergraduate degree in Disability Studies, which held a social model lens to understanding all disabling facets and social factors in one’s life. Valerie has over 15 years of experience supporting adults, teens, and children in multiple areas of social services. She currently is employed as an Educational Assistant where she supports the emotional, social, and academic learning of children with a variety of complex needs. 


Client Focus: Families, Individuals, Teens, Children (age 7+)


Types of Therapy 

CBT, EFT, DBT, Mindfulness, and play-based therapy


Issues

Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Parenting Issues, Neurodivergent Clients, Disability Issues, Trauma, School-related Issues, Behaviour Management, Children and Teen Mental Health


More than just my work

 I am a Mom to a school-aged daughter and a small pug dog. I love to play, laugh, and be creative in my everyday life. I find a sense of calm amongst nature and a hot cup of tea. 


“Give yourself permission to be kind to yourself”

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MICHELLE CRANSON

Registered Psychotherapists (Qualifying), M.A. Candidate
Clinical Intern
Virtual Appointments

Recognizing the need for change and seeking help takes courage. Some
clients may not feel that therapy can help them with their problems and are
apprehensive to start.


I am here to help clients through their journey of growth and challenges by
working through a therapeutic process that is best suited for them. Through a holistic approach, I will help clients process their concerns and overcome life’s obstacles. I am committed to working with clients to reach their therapeutic goals. With empathy in an environment that is safe and nonjudgmental.

Experience
Michelle is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a student at Yorkville
University completing her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology program. Over the past 10 years, Michelle has been working in the corporate world where she manages the operations of an investment bank. Michelle has also worked at Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) Psychosocial department supporting patients with cancer and their families. She has worked with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) to support children with behavioral issues.

Client Focus

Couples, Families, individuals
Types of therapy: CBT, DBT, Mindfulness-based therapy, Solutions Focused, Strength Based


Issues 
Anxiety, depression, trauma, parenting issues

“You can’t stop waves, but you can learn to surf” Jon
Kabat-Zinn


More than just my work:

I fit in some form of meditation every day. Not only in silence but through many
other forms such as reading, movement, music, and art.

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DANIELLE SUGAR

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), M.A. Candidate
Clinical Intern
Virtual Appointments

Do you find it hard to reach out and ask for help? Do you find it challenging to acknowledge and honour your strengths when faced with obstacles?
I am passionate about learning and understanding clients and their unique experiences while supporting them within a compassionate and collaborative counselling environment.  I pride
myself on providing a warm and safe space for my clients to share their lived experiences and worldviews through active listening. Human connection is something that I value most in the
therapeutic space.   


Experience
Danielle is currently completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. She is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered
Psychotherapists of Ontario.
Danielle has a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care from Ryerson University in Toronto (now known as Toronto Metropolitan University).   She has over 15 years of experience working
with children and youth in public and private school systems as well as hospital settings.


Danielle continues to work in an international private school setting with a large culturally diverse clientele as well as an inpatient hospital program for children and adolescents with eating disorders.


Client Focus
Couples, Families, individuals, teenagers, preteens, LGBTQ. children (starting at 10+)

Types of therapy
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused
Therapy (SFT), Mindfulness based therapy.


Issues

Parenting issues, eating disorders, grief, anxiety, depression, school-related issues, social-emotional issues, behaviour management, peer issues, ADHD, children and teen mental health


More than just my work
Danielle resides in Aurora, Ontario with her husband and 3 children ages 10, 8, and 6.  When she
is not working, Danielle loves to spend time outdoors with her family. She is also an avid movie
buff and animal lover. Danielle is proud and excited to be a part of the team.

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JEN WALL

Registered Psychotherapist Qualifying, M.A. Candidate
Clinical Intern
Virtual Appointments

We all face challenging times in life and deserve the right support. Beginning therapy and not knowing what is to come may feel overwhelming.


I use evidence based psychotherapies through an emotion focussed lens on your path to improved mental health and functioning. Goals will be explored as we tend to your mental and emotional needs, by fostering a strong connection with the self, others, and your environment.    


It is possible to experience the ups and downs in life and still feel content and joy. Through an empathetic and compassionate approach, foster a deeper understanding of yourself and those around you, on your journey to living your best life. 


Experience:

Jen is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), and a member of The Association of Transpersonal Psychology (ATP). In the past she volunteered as a Crisis Responder for Kids Help Phone, and as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of London and Area; she currently runs a youth group and operates a donation centre to help those experiencing food insecurity and homelessness. 


Client Focus: Individuals (18+)


Types of therapy: CPT, DBT, IFS, IPT


Issues: 

Anxiety, depression, interpersonal distress, and trauma. Screen addiction, family/social group estrangement, and spiritual/intuitive counselling

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MANDY KENT

Registered Psychotherapist Qualifying, M.A. Candidate
Clinical Intern
Virtual Appointments

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