Certified Members

 

Suzanne Dennison, RP, DCS, (Cert)OACCPP

Suzanne Dennison is a Registered Psychotherapist in private practice.  Approachable, compassionate yet direct when needed, she has assisted a diverse population of individuals, couples and families for over 20 years.  Bringing a wide range of experience and an eclectic approach to her work she offers both brief and longer term therapy employing CBT, mindfulness, gestalt, emotion focused and/or interpersonal therapy so as to best meet the need presented. Whether a consultation, relationship difficulties, an issue of stress, loss, chronic pain, elderly parents or diagnosed disorder (anxiety, depression, bipolar, ADD/ADHD etc.), her practice supports clients to better understand, address and resolve whatever they are struggling with. Together you will meet and determine how best to move forward. 

Suzanne's practice is guided by the belief that assisting you to increase awareness of your feelings, thoughts and behaviours can help you to better understand and accept yourself. Developing this awareness helps to ground you more fully in the present, allowing you to more readily let go of past difficulties. This makes it easier for you to learn to change what you can and better manage what you cannot. 

Education:

Suzanne received her Masters level equivalent degree in Psychology (Assessment and Counselling) from the Institute of Child Study (OISE/ICS) at the University of Toronto and is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She is a Professional Colleague of Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT), an Associate Member of the American Psychological Associations (APA) and is Certified with and a Director on the Board of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP).

A published author and a recognized "expert witness" in Individual/Family Therapy by the provincial courts (Ontario), she offers clinical supervision, group-work and talks in addition to therapy.  Referrals are welcomed.

Contact Information:

Company Name: Cauchi Dennison Consulting Psychotherapy
Office Location: Mid-town Toronto, by St. Clair W Subway (North Exit)
Telephone: 416-481-5047
Email: s.dennison@utoronto.ca
Website: www.cauchidennison.com & https://therapists.psychologytoday.com/252669 
Days/Hours of Operation:  M - F (9-5) Some Evenings

 

Cathy Dodge Smith, Ed. D., (Cert) OACCPP

Summary of experience/professional expertise: 

Cathy Dodge Smith

Cathy Dodge Smith, Ed. D., has worked as a special education professional for over 50 years as a teacher, counsellor, and administrator. Her particular expertise lies in the fields of dyslexia, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and autism spectrum disorder. She has published many articles and books, and lectured widely on these topics. She has a special interest in counselling with these populations.

Education:

  • 2016 Certified OACCPP Member (Counselling)
  • 2013 Certified as Traumatic Incident Reduction Facilitator
  • 2009 Certified as Davis Autism Facilitator/Coach
  • 2001 Certified as Davis Dyslexia Program Facilitator
  • 1993-97 Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto: Ed. D. in Human Development and Applied Psychology
  • 1980-82 Vermont College, Norwich University, Vermont: Master of Arts Degree in Vocational Guidance with special focus in learning disabilities
  • 1963-64 Toronto Teachers' College: OntarioTeacher's Certificate
  • 1961-62 Carleton University, Ottawa: two years of undergraduate studies

Publications:

Books  

  • For You: Adults with Learning Disabilities (1991). Learning Disabilities Association ofCanada.Ottawa. (English and French).
  • Toward Productive Living, Second Edition (1988), with Doreen Kronick. Learning Disabilities Association ofCanada.Ottawa. (English and French).
  • Toward Productive Living (1984), with Doreen Kronick. Canadian Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities.Ottawa. (English and French).
  • Parents in Partnership (1982). Canadian Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities.Ottawa. 

Articles           

  • TIR: A Wonderful Way to Practice Psychologica, (Summer-Fall  2016, VOL 41, NO..2)
  • The Face of Autism Today Family  Matters Oakville. (Spring/Sumer, 2016).
  • ADHD: Get the Facts Family  Matters Oakville (Winter, 2016)
  • Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities Have a New Name: Specific Learning Disorder.  Family  Matters  Oakville. (Nov., 2015)
  • TIR and Autism AMI:TIRA, Volume XIII, Number 2 (2014) The Traumatic Incident Reduction Association, MI, USA
  • Dyslexia…A Different Understanding. City Parent Education Guide  (2013)
  • A Totally Davis Family. The Dyslexic Reader (Volume 56, Issue 3, 2010) Davis Dyslexia Association International.
  • Possibilities and Pitfalls: Employment and Learning Disabilities. National (Vol. XXXVlll, No.2, 2001). Learning Disabilities Association ofCanada.
  • Development and Validation of the Smith Learning Disabilities Screen. Journal of College Reading and Learning, 30.1, 1999.
  • Finding and Helping Learners with Learning Disabilities (1990); Literacy and the Schools. Canadian Teachers' Federation.Ottawa.
  • From Loneliness to Laughter (1989); Communique,  Learning Disabilities Association ofOntario.Toronto.
  • Career Preparation for the Learning Disabled (1987);  Learning Disabilities. The Learning Disabilities Association ofCanada.Ottawa.
  • The Importance of Having Fun (1988); Communique,  Learning Disabilities Association ofOntario.Toronto.
  • Canadian Perspectives on Youth and Adults with Learning Disabilities (1985); Life Transitions of Learning Disabled Adults: Perspectives From Several Countries, Katherine Garnett and Paul Gerber, Editors. World Rehabilitation Fund Inc.,New York.
  • Career Preparation for the Learning Disabled (1986);  NATCON 12, Proceedings from the Twelfth National Consultation on Vocational Counselling, Volume 1. Employment and ImmigrationCanada.Ottawa.
  • Issues in Vocational Rehabilitation of Adults with Learning Disabilities (1985); with Howard Bernstein, Ph.D. Report prepared for Vocational Rehabilitation Services (Ontario).Toronto.
  • Employment of People with Learning Disabilities (1984). Brief submitted to Employment and Immigration Canada by the Learning Disabilities Association of Canada, C.M. Smith, principal author.Ottawa.
  • Learning Disabilities and the Guidance Counsellor (1981); Meeting Needs: Ideas that Work. Governing Council of theUniversity ofToronto.Toronto.

Contact Information:

ADD, Dyslexia & Autism Associates Inc.
Oakville Success Centre
Unit 38 – 1545 Cornwall Road
Oakville  ON   L6J 5V3
cathydodgesmith@gmail.com
www.oakvillesuccesscentre.ca

 

Stephen Douglas RP, (Cert)OACCPP, MA

Summary of experience/professional expertise: 

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Stephen Douglas has provided therapeutic support for individuals, couples, and families for twenty years as a family counsellor and psychotherapist in private practice.

In addition to traditional forms of psychotherapy, including Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Relational and Satir Family Systems, Stephen has integrated indigenous teachings concerning mental health and holistic well-being into his practice, offering an effective model of change for clients who have emotional or relationship blocks leading to depression, anxiety, and chronic anger. He also provides insightful marriage and family therapy, validating every family members' needs and helping each learn to communicate effectively without blame.

Stephen has also worked extensively in the field of family conflict, including groups for clients who are violent in their intimate relationships as well as family members who have been or have witnessed abuse. In 2000, he took a one-year sabbatical to volunteer in the highlands of Papua New Guinea, helping a community establish a domestic violence counseling program. Stephen also utilizes psychodrama and facilitates groups and workshops to help participants develop self-awarness, connection, and personal growth.

Stephen is a Certified Member of the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists (OACCPP). He has served as a Board Member of the OACCPP and the Chair of the Professional Development Committee. His articles have been published in Psychologica, the Gestalt Journal, the B.C. Counsellor, and Humanist Perspectives and he has previously presented before the BC/Yukon Society of Transition Houses, the BC Association of Social Workers, the Adler Institute, the TAPE/Adler School, the Victorian Order of Nurses, Dalton & Associates, Hamilton Police Service, Special Investigations Unit, and the OACCPP.

Education:

  • University of British Columbia, Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology.
  • Sensory Awareness (Mindfulness), Lee Klinger Lesser 
  • Pattern Shifting, Jay Tropianskaia (Gestalt Institute of Toronto), therapeutic interventions for the treatment of addiction
  • Harnessing Hope & Reducing Relapse, Dr. Christine Padesky, CBT interventions for the treatment of depression
  • Martyn Thomas Stress Management Services (TMS Educational). Trauma rehabilitation, assessment and treatment for anxiety disorders, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Systematic Desensitization
  • Satir Institute of the Pacific Northwest, Dr. John Banmen, therapeutic training in Satir Systemic Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Integrative Psychotherapy (Richard Erskine) with Lindsay Stewart, MSW
  • Gestalt Experiential Training Institute, Certificate in Gestalt Therapy

Publications:

  • The Family Circle with a Talking Stick, a Brief Intervention in Family Counselling, Psychologica, vol 38, no 1, Spring 2015.
  • The Role of Emotional Attunement in Anger Management Counselling for Men, Including an Adaptation to Thought Journaling, Psychologica, vol 32, no 2, Fall 2010.
  • Evangelism and the Increase in Domestic Violence in the Highlands of Papua New Guinea, Humanist Perspectives, September, 2005.
  • Understanding Emotions; A Psychoeducational Component in Men’s Anger Management Counselling. Counsellors Connection, September, 2004.

Contact Information:

42 Thirteenth St., Toronto ON M8V 3H4
603 Argus Rd, suite 110, Oakville ON L6J 6G6
www.familycounselling.net
416 766-7321

 

Alena Doudina

Summary of experience/professional expertise: 
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Alena has provided healing and support for individuals, couples, and families for over fifteen years as a counsellor, family counsellor and psychotherapist with offices in both Thornhill and Toronto. 

Practicing Integrated Psychotherapy, Alena draws upon extensive study of Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy, Psychodrama and Vizualisation Systems, an effective model of change for clients who have emotional or relationship blocks leading to depression, anxiety, insomnia and psychosomatic disorders.

Education:

  • Medical College- Mental Health Nurse
  • Medical University (M.D.) - Psychotherapist and Counsellor
  • Institute of Personal Improvement - Psychodrama and Visualization techniques
  • Certify Course "Comparison and Contrasts in Alternative Modalities in Treatment" OACCPP (2010)
  • Certify Course "Spirituality in Psychotherapy" OACCPP (2010)
  • Certify Course "Theraplays: Attachment Enhanancy Family Play Therapy" OACCPP (2009)

Publications:

  • The article "Ethic and Ethical Aspects in Ethical-Ecological Noospherical Constitution of World" -2010 World Conference in Astana (Kazakhstan)
  • The article: "Philosophy of life defines a fate of people" -2006 World Conference in Moscow (Russia)

Contact Information:

Office Location: 5000 Dufferin Street, Unit C1, Toronto, ON M3H 5T5
Telephone: 416-886-5277
Email: alenakingdom@hotmail.com
Website: www.kingdomcare.20m.com & www.kingomcare.org (Russian version)
Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday 10:00am - 8:00pm, Saturday 9.00 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.

 

Don Edwards, Ph.D., RP, (Cert)OACCPP

Summary of experience/professional expertise: 

Don is a registered psychotherapist, couples counselor and a career, relationship and life coach.  He works with survivors of physical and psychological trauma, gay men of all ages, couples in crisis, individuals struggling with addiction, individuals facing significant career or educational choices, families, young adults who are getting established in life, individuals coping with the ups and downs of dating or new relationships, and persons of any age who are discovering through experience who they really are and what they want their life to be about.

Don's approach draws on Gestalt Therapy, extensive training in EMDR, coaching and cognitive methods, family therapy, and couples counseling approaches of Stan Tatkin (PACT), Terrence Real and Esther Perel, formal research training, and his life experience in the corporate world and LGBT community.

Don is the founder of All of You Wellness Centre that approaches wellness beginning with mental health through its 20+ practitioners.  Don co-leads two groups at All of You Wellness CentreYoung Gay Men Seeking Long-Term Relationships, and Who Am I Really? an identity clarification group for middle-aged bisexual men. He also organized and participates in a peer supervision group for Male Therapists Working with Men.

Education:

Don holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Toronto, is a Certified Gestalt Therapist, a Certified Therapist in EMDR, a Certified Singles Coach and life-time member of the Relationship Coaching Institute.   He also has a background in insurance (Associate of the Insurance Institute of Canada) and classical music, teaching at the university level, and has worked in the corporate world as a human factors and market intelligence researcher.

Contact Information

Office Location: 179 Carlton St, Toronto, ON, M5A 2K3 & 110 Douglas St., Stratford, ON, N5A 5P6
Telephone: 416-735-0103
Email: don@allofyou.ca 
Website: www.allofyou.ca
Hours of Operation: 9 am to 9 pm Monday - Friday;  10 am - 1 pm Saturday

 

Clairelise Folch Fischer, MA, AOCA, RN

Summary of experience/professional expertise: Clairelise Folch Fischer

OACCPP Certified counsellor, psychotherapist, parenting facilitator, in private practice (all ages). Fluent in English, French and German.

You will be able to benefit from a multi-faceted counselling method that is Goal Oriented, Solution Focused and based on exploring your strengths and the power of positive thought. No need for artistic talent.

Education:

  • Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy, ISIS Canada 1996
  • Master Degree in Expressive Therapies, Lesley University, Cambridge MA, USA, 1997
  • Certification as Parenting Facilitator, PsyCan, Toronto 2001
  • Yearly Continuing Education accreditation to maintain certification:
    • International Play Therapy Institute, Kingston ON
    • IEATA (international Expressive Arts Therapy Association) USA, Canada, Switzerland
    • ISIS Canada workshops on "The Arts in Therapy"
    • OACCPP Conferences, Toronto
    • Professional Training Group, Calgary
    • The Hinks-Dellcrest Institute, Toronto

Publications:

  • SNAP Oakville, columnist. Monthly articles on "Emotional Health Matters"

Contact Information:

Office Location:1401 Golden Meadow Trail, Oakville, ON L6H 3H1
Telephone: 905-842-3626
Email: cielff@hotmail.com
Website: google Clairelise Folch Theravive
Hours of Operation: 8:30am - 7:30pm Monday - Friday

 

Henry Gulabh, RP, MA, (Cert) OACCPP, (C) ICADC

Summary of experience/professional expertise: Henry Gulabh, M.A., (C) OACCPP, (C) ICADC

Henry has been providing therapy and counseling in the addictions field for over 25 years that include issues of trauma from early abuses from family dysfunction and loss and uses a variety of treatment models appropriate to clients current needs. 

He has taught at McMaster University and Mohawk College and has had EAP Corporate clients.

He integrates a holistic approach to healthy change.

Education:

  • B.A. (hons)
  • M.A. McMaster University
  • I.. C. A. D. C. (International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor)
  • CACCF  ( certified member of Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Fedration)

Contact Information:

Office Location:
345 Lakeshore Rd. E., Suite 208, Oakville, ON L6J 1J5
10 George St., 4th Floor, Hamilton, ON L8P 1C8
Telephone: 905-526-1914 and cell: 905-730-1910
Email: hgulabh@gmail.com
Website: www.wix.comhenrygulabh/emotionalbalace
Hours of Operation: Monday to Fridsay and Saturday upon request


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