Certified Members

Tara Lalonde, (Cert) OACCPP

Summary of experience/professional expertise:Tara Lalonde

Tara Lalonde provides professional counselling/psychotherapy to individuals and couples in the Durham Region.  She specializes in providing focusing-oriented therapy, cognitive therapy, prayer counselling, couples therapy, and support around such issues as anxiety, women's issues, marriage and relationship issues, self-esteem, forgiveness, communication, and family/identity issues.

 

Education:

  • PhD Professional Counselling, current- expected graduation 2014. Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia
  • Certificate, Focusing Oriented Psychotherapy 2003-2004. The Focusing Institute, New York, New York
  • Masters of Divinity, Counselling Major, 2000-2004. Tyndale Theological Seminary, Toronto, Ontario
  • Additional Courses and Professional Involvement:
    • Summer 2011- EFT Training: Successfully completed AACC's Geneva Series course in Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy
    • Fall 2009- Sandtray Therapy Training: Attended a two day seminar certifying Sandtray Therapy
    • May 2008- York University Seminar: Attended two day seminar on EFT: Forgiveness and Letting Go
    • September 2007- AACC Conference: Attended workshops and attained 13.25 CE credits. Workshops included: Working with Difficult Couples, Passionate Intimacy: Helping Couples, Mad About Us: From Anger to Intimacy, How to Argue so your Spouse will Listen, 9 Mistakes Most Couples Make, Co-Dependency: Balancing an Unbalanced Relationship, Creating Collaborative Marriage, Same-Sex Attractions
    • Septmeber 2007- Prepared and taught 2-hour seminar on Communication in Marriage

Contact Information:

Office Location:1550 Kingston Road. Suite 217. Pickering, ON L1V 6W9
Telephone: 905-231-CARE (2273) ext. 114 Toll Free: 1-855-231-CARE (2273)
Fax: 905-492-3386
E-mail: tlalonde@lifecarecentres.com
Website: www.lifecarecentres.com
Hours of Operation: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 1:00pm-9:00pm, Wednesday 6:00pm-9:00pm, Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

 

Susan Leopold, MPS, (Cert) OACCPP

Summary of experience/professional expertise:

Do you wish things were different? I work with diverse clients facing life's transitions and challenges. My theoretical framework is relational, using both talk therapy and/or creative/expressive arts modalities. Following your lead, I listen/witness and attune carefully in order to attend to your specific need. We start with where you are most comfortable, which means that talking, imagery, dreamwork and silence are all welcome. Although I work flexibly between short term talk therapy (psychodynamic psychotherapy) and expressive/creative arts, my focus is on staying close to what you bring to our work in the co-created and safe therapeutic studio space.

A clinically trained MSW, RSW, RP (Masters degrees from Pratt Institute and Smith College), I specialize in both brief psychodynamic therapy (talk) and creative therapies. I have devoted my career to working with children, youth and adults affected by trauma. My extensive clinical experience includes Hincks Dellcrest, York University Personal Counselling and Catholic Family Services.

Social work services may be covered under your private health plan or employee group benefits plan (EAP, FEAP). Please check with your insurer to see whether MSW, RSW services are covered. If social work is not currently on the list of professional services covered in your insurance plan, ask that it be added.

Education:

  • M.P.S. Creative Art Therapy and Creativity Development, Pratt Institute, New York. 
  • Expressive Arts Therapist graduate of ISIS Canada
  • M.A. Medical Arts University of California
  • B.F.A Fine Arts University of Michigan
  • Credentials:
    • Recommended by VIS Intermediate School, I offer Creative Art Therapy Expressive/Creative Workshops and Individual Coaching.
    • Supervisor and Expressive/Creative Arts Therapist at ISIS Canada, Creative Integrative Arts Therapy Training Program.
    • Four years clinical training at Hincks-Dellcrest Centre for Children's Mental Health, 2009-2013, infancy to adolescent work, individual art/play therapy, group leader, family therapy.
    • One year clinical training at Toronto General Hospital Expressive Arts Group Co-facilitator eating disorder in-patient unit.

Publications:

  • Art Revolution (feature) by Lisa L. Cyr, Northlight
  • Additional publications please refer to website: http://susanleopold.com

Contact Information:

Distillery District
http://www.susanleopold.com/ 
email: susan@susanleopold.com

 

Sandra Lewis, MA, EFT-Adv, (Cert) OACCPP

Summary of experience/professional expertise:Sandra Lewis, M.A., EFT-Adv.

Sandra Lewis has been a psychotherapist/coach in private practice for 15 years in Toronto. She also serves as the Bereavement Coordinator at Alliance Hospice, a non-profit organization offering bereavement support to palliative patients and their families in the Toronto area.

In her private practice, Lewis works with clients suffering from anxiety, depression, phobias, addictions, trouble forming or maintaining relationship and self-esteem issues. Her clients are singles, couples, gay/lesbian, teens and pre-teens.

Lewis' expertise is in short-term therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural, EFT and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. These approaches focus on what you can do in the present to change your situation, your way of processing information and your future. She offers free phone consultations to explore whether we would be a good fit. 

Education:

  • MA
  • U of T. certificate, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
  • Graduate, Transformational Arts College, Psychospiritual Therapy Two Year Course
  • Certified EFT Practitioner, through Gary Craig's training program
  • Certificate, Christine Padesky, CBT Training in Trauma
  • Certificate, Christine Padesky, CBT Training in Anxiety, Depression

Publications:

  • OACCPP Psychologica
  • Newsletter of Toronto Funeral Homes on Grief and Bereavement
  • Globe and Mail
  • New Directions Magazine
  • Magazine of the Conflict Resolution Network of Canada
  • Theravive website

Contact Information

Office Location: 126 Seaton Street, Toronto, ON M5A 2T3
Telephone: 416-368-5395
Email: slewis@artemistherapy.com
Website: www.artemistherapy.com
Hours of Operation: Weekdays 12:00pm-7:00pm

 

Laura Liebrock, (Cert)OACCPP

Summary of experience/professional expertise:

  • Development, implementation and maintenance of an integrated, organization-wide quality improvement program that includes areas of governance, community based mental health, primary care, infection prevention, medication management, leadership  safety, risk, ethics and privacy.
  • Building an organizational culture of, and a systematic approach to quality improvement, client safety and client privacy in mental health services
  • Ensuring the consistent application of evidence-based, client-centered practices in mental health services
  • Researching and identifying performance benchmarks, audit processes and survey processes in mental health services
  • Gathering and evaluating clinical and administrative data regarding mental health services
  • Analyzing and interpreting mental health data for possible trends in service delivery and impact on programs.
  • Training and educating mental health staff to promote good quality of care while minimizing harm to clients.
  • Identifying relevant mental health quality and accreditation training needs and delivering that training.
  • Ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements identified by Accreditation Canada, LHIN M-SAA, Data Sharing Agreements, Provincial and Federal Laws as applicable to mental health services.
  • Completion of follow-up evaluations of data and organizational performance to ensure consistent improvement.
  • Responding to requests for access to personal health information and general issues concerning personal health information in a mental health setting.
  • Working with the offices of provincial commissioners during the investigation of a privacy breach and/or complaint.
  • Develops and implements privacy policies and procedures regarding community mental health.
  • Create and deliver educational, training and orientation programs for mental health staff concerning privacy, quality improvement, and ethics.
  • Conduct privacy risk assessments and audits.
  • Ensure compliance related to privacy, security and confidentiality.
  • Maintain current knowledge of federal and provincial privacy legislation and regulations.
  • Facilitates processes that look at possible failures and to prevent them by correcting the processes proactively. (Failure Modes Effects Analysis).
  • Establishes and administers a process for receiving, documenting, and tracking all feedback including complaints regarding mental health care.
  • Oversee reporting of benchmarks and measurements, through program and organizational scorecards to support a culture of transparency and accountability.

Education: 

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, 1988
  • Bachelor of Arts, Gerontology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, 1989
  • Master of Health Studies, Athabasca University, Alberta, 2011
  • IDEAS Advanced Learning Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto 2014
  • Documentation, Confidentiality, Reporting Obligations and Ontario’s New Health Information Privacy Law, 2014
  • Understanding Practical Risk Management, United Way, 2013
  • Incident Analysis Workshop, Root Cause Analysis, 2013
  • Non-Violence Intervention Training, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training 2015

Publications:

  • Exploring How Mental Health Professionals Perceive and Describe the Practice of Mindfulness in their Professional Practice. 2008 – 2010 (Carty, Liebrock Myers & Sabra)

Contact Information:

Office Location: Windsor, ON
Telephone: (519) 255-9940 x324
Email: lliebrock@cmha-wecb.on.ca

 

Ruth Linnen, RP, (Cert) OACCPP

Summary of experience/professional expertise:

Ruth Linnen is the founder and director of CPCC. She is a Regulated Psychotherapist with a specialty in Trauma Consultation, Treatment and Education. Ruth has studied in the areas of personality development, psycho-therapeutic modalities, family and couples therapy, DBT  and trauma. She is a Critical Incident Specialist and has been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Ruth also works in a community based mental health setting providing assessment, treatment and consultation to consumers and their families in the area of psychiatric illness and related challenges. 

Contact Information:

http://www.ruthlinnen.com/

 

Claire Lyons MA, RSW, BCC, CLC, (Cert) OACCPP

Summary of experience/professional expertise:

Claire Lyons, M.A., RSW, BCC, CLC is a Registered Social Worker, Counsellor, Psychotherapist and  a Certified Life Coach and Relationship Coach.  She has been working in private practice in the West End of Toronto for over 20 years as an individual, relationship and family therapist.  She assists people who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, relationship and family conflict, parenting challenges, grief, career transitions, marital, retirement and life style changes.  

In her coaching practice Claire specializes in Life and Relationship Coaching as well as Executive and Team Coaching.  Claire partners with her clients to build improved self-esteem and confidence, time management, strategic thinking, stress management, negotiation skills, emotional intelligence, work life balance and career transitions. Claire’s unique area of expertise around mind sets and belief systems facilitates her client’s ability to positively change and manage personal and work place relationships, and develop the understanding and skills to become results oriented and inspiring leaders. 

Education:

  • Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology:  Adler School of Professional Psychology
  • Certified Life Coach:  Institute for Life Coach Training
  • Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching:  Center for Right Relationships
  • Workshops and Continued Training in: 
    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
    • Positive Psychology
    • Mindfulness Meditation
    • Social and Emotional Intelligence
    • Stress Management 
    • Executive Coaching
    • Team Coaching

Contact Information:

Office Location: Toronto West Counselling and Clear Vision Coaching, 2822 Dundas Street West. Toronto, ON
Telephone: 416-766-9108
Email: clairelyons@clearvisioncoaching.ca
Website: www.clearvisioncoaching.ca

 

Nancy Marrocco, (Cert) OACCPP

Summary of experience/professional expertise:

In a quiet office on a tree-lined street, Nancy Marrocco sees men, women and couples; together, we work creatively and intensively towards freedom, peace, and hope. Marrocco loves her job - helping people find the light and move toward it. Body, mind, heart and soul are all involved in this remarkable healing process.

Education:

  • B.A., B.Ed., M.R.E. 
  • One unit of C.A.P.P.E. at Sunybrook Health Sciences Centre

Publications:

  • Homemade Christians: A Guide for Parents of Young Children. Written and illustrated by Nancy Marrocco
  • Growing in the Dark: Homemade Christians II. Written and illustrated by Nancy Marrocco
  • A Promise in the Storm: Grieving and Dying with Hope. Written and illustrated by Nancy Marrocco.

Contact Information:

Office Location: Coburg, ON
Telephone: 905-396-3489
Email: nancy.marrocco12@sympatico.ca
Website: www.nancymarrocco.com
Hours of Operation: Flexible Hours- evenings, daytime, weekend

 

Paul Morgan, MA, SAC, (Cert) OACCPP

Summary of experience/professional expertise:Paul Morgan, M.A., S.A.C.

Paul Morgan is Managing Director of the Vincent-Lloyd Resource Group Inc. His areas of expertise include Executive and Leadership Development, Coaching and Mentoring, as well as strategic planning and business development. As well, he is a psychotherapist with comprehensive training and experience in handling diverse people issues within organizations. His grounding in mental health services coupled with an extensive business background enables him in generating unique perspectives on business issues for his clientele.

Prior to joining Vincent-Lloyd in 1997, Paul spent more than 25 years in various executive positions throughout Europe and North America. His breadth of experience covers the manufacturing, distribution and service industries, with emphasis on strategic business development, general management, and human resource areas of organizations. Paul specializes in helping executives deal with leadership issues and strategic change in the work environment.

Contact Information:

Vincent-Lloyd Resource Group Inc.
190, Robert Speck Parkway Suite 305
Mississauga, Ontario L4Z 3K3 Canada
Toll Free: 1 800 461 6821
Website: www.vincentlloyd.com
Email: pmorgan@vincentlloyd.com


Paul Morganstein, MA, (Cert) OACCPP

Summary of experience/professional expertise:

Paul Morganstein works in the mental health field and have over 16 years of experience with various clinical and non-clinical populations. He received his Bachelors degree in psychology from York University in Toronto, and his Masters degree in psychology from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Morganstein is the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) Coordinator-Counsellor for the Southern Ontario Region of a federal law enforcement agency, where he provides short-term counselling, crisis intervention, training and mental health advisory services to management, unions, and approximately 900 employees and their families. He is certified in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) group and individual crisis debriefings, and as a certified trainer for CISM group crisis intervention and Mental Health First Aid Canada.

Contact Information:

Moy Medical Centre 1407 Ottawa St., Suite 202
WindsorON N8X 2G1
Phone: 226-246-5267


Orit Morse, MA, (Cert) OACCPP

Summary of experience/professional expertise:Orit Morse, M.A., (C) OACCPP

Orit Morse is co-founder of New Realities Eating Disorders Recovery Centre and a psychotherapist with 22 years of Counselling experience currently focusing on recovery from eating disorders. Through the use of traditional talk therapy as well as guided Imagery, psychodrama, art, movement and other body oriented therapies, Orit helps individuals find their hearts way.

Education:

  • M.A. Counselling Psychology. 1996 Adler School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Illinois
  • Toronto Centre for Psychodrama and Sociometry
  • Body Oriented Therapy certifications: Reiki, Psychodramatic Bodywork, Therapeutic touch, Integrated Energy Therapy, Rubenfeld Synergy Method

Publications:

  • Eating disorders and the family
  • Eating disorders and sexual abuse
  • Behind the veils of Eating disorders
  • Experiential training manual in the treatment of Eating Disorders

Contact Information:

Office Location: 18 Colleen St. Thornhill, ON L4J 5H1
Telephone: 905-763-0660
Email: newrealities@rogers.com
Website: www.newrealitiescan.com


Eileen Ormond, (Cert) OACCPP

Summary of experience/professional expertise:Eileen Ormond

Eileen Ormond M.A. (c) OACCPP is a Certified Psychotherapist who specializes in Grief Therapy. She utilizes a wide range of approaches including Cognitive, Behavioural, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness and Expressive Arts Therapy. Whether you are facing a major life transition, the devastating loss of a loved-one or a personal challenge that threatens your connection with self and others, New Dawn Counselling provides you with a place to pause and reflect, to be heard and understood, to heal a shattered sense of self and to honour your losses.

Education:

  • Masters of Religion and Culture from Wilfred Laurier
  • Individual and Family Therapy at Interfaith Counselling Centre, Kitchener, Ontario
  • Narrative Therapy, Expressive Arts Therapy and Critical Incident Stress Debriefing
  • E.M.D.R. therapist certification

Publication:

  • "Grief Responses and Group Treatment for Five-to Eight-Year-Old Children," in the series, Beyond the Innocence of Childhood,edited by David Adams and Elanor Deveau, 1995. 

Contact Information:

Office Location: Port Credit, Ontario
Telephone: 905-990-0793
Email: eileen@newdawncounselling.ca
Website: www.newdawncounselling.ca
Hours of Operation: Monday - Tuesday daytime and evenings; Wednesday - Friday daytime

 

Liana Palmerio-McIvor, BA, CTC, (Cert) OACCPP

Summary of experience/professional expertise:

Liana Palmerio-McIvor is a psychotherapist who had been in practice since 1994, specializing initially with teenagers, family mediation, and stress and anxiety disorders. She holds a degree in psychology from McMaster University and done graduate work in the Clinical Techniques of Counselling as well as intensive Sex Therapy Certification from Guelph University. Liana has also pursued professional clinical training practicums in sex therapys/medicine at Women’s College Hospital (Toronto) since 2006. Her expertise includes stress and anxiety, panic, bi-polar and depression, sexual dysfunction and concerns, marital and intimacy issues and self-esteem enhancement.   She is a motivational speaker on the topics of Resiliency in Children and Teens, the Science of Stress and is currently launching a Technophilia workshop on 'Understanding how our love of technology may be affecting our connection with people'.  Liana has her advanced certification in Critical Incident Stress Management, and she is a Certified Psychotherapist with the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP) and has been the Clinical Coordinator working with teachers and unions associated with the Halton District School Board over the last 12 years. 

Education:

  • As of 2014 – 20 years of practical clinical experience in the field of wellness counselling and therapy (supervised by well known psychotherapists and psychologists)
  • Currently being supervised by Dr. Jill Pickett,PhD., C.Psych (Armetis Centre), Registered Clinical Psychologist
  • Therapy training courses offered full-day by Dr. Jill Pickett 2010-2014, on multiple subjects: Treating Anxiety, Depression, ADD/ADHD, OCD, Medication Review, Understanding Psychiatric Disorders etc…
  • Supervision, Literature, Case Study and Research review with Wendy Trainor, MSW, Certified Sex Therapist & Dr. Stephan Holzapfel, M.D. Sex Medicine Clinic @ Women’s College Hospital (2005 – 2011)
  • Graduate Work - Intensive Sex Therapy Training Certification – 2005 University of Guelph, Dr. C. Guldner
  • Certified as a Psychotherapist since 1998 with the OACCPP (Ontario Association of Counsellors, Consultants, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists) #0930-158C
  • CCISM Advanced Level 2002 ICISF (International) - Critical Incident Stress Management Certification
  • Thought Field Therapy Level One & Level Two – certification 1998 Guelph University
  • Crisis Intervention Certification 1997 Mohawk College
  • Suicide Intervention Certification 1996 CMHA (renewed 1999)
  • C.T.C. 1996 Mohawk College - (Clinical Techniques in Counselling Diploma)
  • B.A. (Psychology) 1994 McMaster University

Publication:

  • Oct 2010, GLOW Magazine – Article contribution “Underwhelming Sexual Experiences” written by Leslie Young
  • May 2010, All you Wanted to Ask About Menopause – Oakville Trafalgar Hospital – Living Well, Health Care Series with Dr. S. Feroze OBGYN and Dr. G. Novak, N.D., Liana Palmerio-McIvor, Sex Therapist
  • Oct 2008, Chatelaine Magazine – Article Contribution on Menopause and Sex called “Losing the Lust” written by Cecily Ross
  • Aug 2003, Chatelaine magazine – Article Contribution on Anxiety Management “ Head of the Class - Holly Back” written by Julie McCann
  • Oct 2002, Chatelaine magazine – Article Contribution on Managing Your Children

Contact Information:

Office Location: Oakville, ON
Liana Palmerio-McIvor: Director, Psychotherapist and Clinical Coordinator
Wellness Counselling Group and Teachers Counselling Network          
603 Argus Road, Suite 107. Oakville, ON  L6J 6G6
Telephone: 905-338-3873 or Cell: 416-885-9191
Email: lpalmerio@cogeco.ca
Website: www.wellnesscounselling.com
Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 8am-8pm

 

Monique Peats, (Cert) OACCPP

Summary of experience/professional expertise:

Monique Peats, Marriage & Family Therapist

Monique Peats, a Psychotherapist in the Waterloo Region has been in private practice for over fifteen years. Her broad scope of training enables her to provide an expansive range of expertise, perspective and skill from a holistic paradigm. Monique is also the co-founder of The Life Recovery Program, an internationally awarded online recovery program.

Education:

  • Masters in Theology & Counselling (MTS-PC)
  • Masters in Social Work (MSW)
  • Member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW)
  • Member of the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW)
  • Certified Member of the Ontario Association of Counsellors, Consultants, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists (OACCPP)
  • Affiliate Member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • Trainings:
    • CAST- Addictions training
    • Hollographic Memory Resolution- HMR Level 1 & 2
    • Hypnosis- Level 1
    • The Many Faces of Addiction Symposium- Bellwood, Trauma on Children & Families, Trauma & Addictions, Trauma & Addictions/Violence Against Women
    • Families Facing Addiction, Mental Health & Addictions
    • CBT
    • Brief Therapy: Anxiety & Depression
    • Diversity/Anti-Oppression Training
    • DBT and Mindfulness Training, Mindfulness Therapy & Eating Disorders
    • Addictions, Sex Therapy
    • Crisis Management/Suicide Prevention
    • Addictions- Substance Use/Gambling
    • Diversity Forum- Aboriginal Issues, Multicultural Issues, Multicultural Sensitivity
    • Eating Disorders and Couple Therapy/Stress Management/Mindfulness Workshops

Contact Information:

Office Location: 55 Erb Street East, Suite 309, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 4K8
Telephone: 519-746-0490 (confidential voice mail)
E-mail: goparlez@hotmail.com
Website: www.liferecoveryprogram.com


Anna Prudovski, MA, (Cert) OACCPP, Dip ACT, (C)CACBT

Summary of experience/professional expertise:

Anna Prudovski is a certified psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience working with individuals and families in various settings. She holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in Psychology and is a Founder and Director of Psychotherapy Centre of York Region.

Anna is a Certified Founding Member of Canadian Association of Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CACBT) and a Diplomate of Academy of Cognitive Therapy (ACT).

Anna provides individual, family and group psychotherapy, as well as consulting and supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers.

Her areas of professional expertise include anxiety disorders (Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Social Phobia, Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Phobias, etc.), depression, relationships issues, low self-esteem, couple counselling, stress management, eating disorders, achieving healthy life style and parenting solutions.

Education:

  • Bachelor and Master Degrees in Psychology
  • Workshops and trainings:
    • Advanced CBT Training, 2005 - 2012, Marsha Rothstein, Ph.D., Dip. ACT
    • Professional Consultations and Training, 2007 – 2012, Dr. Marshall Korenblum, Chief Psychiatrist at Hincks Dellcrest Center
    • Engaging Traumatized Clients, 2011, Robert T. Muller, Ph.D
    • The Brain That Changes Itself, 2010, Norman Doidge, MD                                  
    • The Attachment Roadmap, 2010, Mary Rella, B.A., Dip. C.S.                                                
    • From Chaos to Clarity, two day workshop, 2009, Christine Padesky, Ph.D                                                               
    • Interpersonal Therapy Training, 2007- 2011, Dr. Molyn Leszcz, Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Professional Consultations and Training, 2008 - 2010, Dr. Jan Malat, Assistant Professor, CAMH
    • Solution Focused Brief Therapy Workshop, 2006, Dr. Scott Cooper

Contact Information:

Office Location: 1 Promenade Circle, Suite 301J, Thornhill, ON L4J 4P8
Telephone: 647-444-6030
Website: www.annaprudovski.ca
Email: aprudovski@gmail.com


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