Our registered professionals have unique backgrounds, services, areas of interest and specialties.
Get to know us and find the right professional for your needs.
- psycho-educational assessment
- emotional/behavioural assessment
I am a registered member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario (#3814), and the Canadian Psychological Association. I am licensed to practice clinical and school psychology with children and adolescents.
I have worked in child welfare and educational settings, in addition to private practice, and I have over 20 years experience working with children and families, in the areas of special education, psychological assessment and psychotherapy.
My key areas of interest are Autism, Learning Disabilities, ADHD, Giftedness, and Developmental / Intellectual Delay. I have expertise in treating anxiety, depression, and behavioural challenges in both children and teens.
Children, Youth and Families presenting with:
- Attachment and family relationship concerns
- Anxiety, Depression, Trauma
- Emotional regulation struggles
- Peer relationship and school challenges
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (C.C.C.) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
I specialize in providing psychotherapy services to children and youth, and working with caregivers to help support their children through times of challenge, struggle, and key developmental milestones. I provide play therapy to children as young as three years old, and talk therapy to older children, youth and caregivers.
My education is heavily based in attachment theory and I work from an attachment-informed perspective. My areas of interest include anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships and adoptive/foster families.
Registered Social Worker
Children, youth, adults and families:
- Grief and bereavement
- Trauma and loss
- Caregiver burnout
- Life limiting illnesses
Victoria Coombes is a Registered Social Worker and UK qualified Play Therapist providing counselling and psychotherapy for children and adults.
She supports adults in the areas of grief and bereavement, caregiver burnout, and living with a life limiting illness. She supports children using creative approaches including traditional talk therapy, play therapy and art therapy techniques.
Victoria has extensive experience in the fields of counselling and psychotherapy with adults and children, a significant post graduate education, and has undertaken numerous additional training courses in order to meet client needs including qualifications in play therapy and complicated bereavement skills training.
Madelaine Erazo is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), who provides counselling and psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults, and families.
Madelaine has experience working with a wide range of concerns including depression, anxiety, childhood abuse and trauma, family and life transitions, self-image, anger management and interpersonal conflict, and parenting. She has a special interest in working with children and families.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Children, youth and families presenting with:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Parent-child relationships
-Family functioning and/or divorce
- Behavioural / School difficulties
Bianca D’Agostino, BA, MA, is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
Bianca has been working with children, youth and families in both community and clinical settings for over eight years.
She strives to create a safe and caring environment, along with mutually respectful therapeutic relationships to collaboratively work through any areas of concern.
She uses an integrative approach to therapy from attachment, cognitive-behavioural, and collaborative-based frameworks to ensure services are tailored to families’ needs.
Yvonne Collins provides solution-focused counselling and psychotherapy services, accessible to young adults, teens and their parents. She uses her humour and down-to-earth approach to support and listen to her clients’ struggles non-judgementally.
Yvonne works with clients collaboratively, offering an individualized approach based on their personal needs and goals. Yvonne is particularly interested in providing clients with hands-on, practical skill development.
Yvonne is particularly interested in providing clients with hands-on, practical skill development to increase psychological flexibility/resilience to help cope with difficult thoughts, feelings, sensations, urges and memories as they arise in day-to-day living. She believes that taping into mindfulness, self-compassion and personal values, can help build life-enhancing patterns of behaviour and lessen the impact of painful feelings and unhelpful thoughts.
Registered Clinical Psychologist
Diverse adults, individuals and groups
I am a registered Clinical Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. I am licenced to practice clinical psychology with adults and have a highly diverse clientele from the general public and various organizations (private and public), including first responders.
My goal is to help people realize that they have the power to create the world they want to live in. Life has many hardships. However, it is possible to either see the world a little bit differently or to behave in a different manner where the opportunities for joy are greater.
Wendy Spenst is a Registered Psychotherapist (#005601) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She completed her BA Honours in psychology at Carleton University and then her M.Ed. in Counselling Education at The University of Ottawa.
She provides individual/group counselling and psychotherapy to adults/families with an acquired/traumatic brain injury, and post-concussion syndrome. Wendy has over 30 years experience within mental health & physical rehabilitation hospital care & community services. Her focus currently is applying her experience and expertise within the field of adult (18+) traumatic/acquired brain injury
Wendy Spenst is a Registered Psychotherapist . She received her certification (with distinction) for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in 2018 and currently working on her CBT hours to register with the Beck Institute of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. She has also completed Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) training (January 2020)
The client-therapist relationship is the foundation of psychotherapy. It is a collaborative process of exploring and understanding thoughts/behaviours to increase function and engagement in one’s life.Please contact Wendy to learn more.
Registered Psychotherapist (RP)
Adults presenting with:
- Brain Injury
Natali is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She has completed training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and teacher training in Mindfulness Based Symptom Reduction (MBSR).
She provides counselling and psychotherapy to adults with a brain injury/post-concussion symptoms and their family members. Natali has over 22 years ‘experience counselling and providing psycho-education to individuals and groups in the brain injury community. She uses her compassionate, warm and non-judgmental approach to support and listen to clients. Natali focuses on helping clients to maximize their strengths in order to optimize their cognitive and emotional functioning through practical skills building. She supports clients with adjusting and adapting to the changes that come with having a brain injury and coping with commonly experienced feelings including anxiety, depression and grief.
Please contact Natali to learn more.