Veesta Mavandadi

Veesta has a Master’s degree in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology and is currently pursuing registration as a Psychological Associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO). Veesta offers 7 years of experience providing psychological services at school boards, private practices, and community agencies.

As a psychoeducational consultant, Veesta works to understand the various cognitive, academic, and socio-emotional factors contributing to a child’s difficulties and aims to provide meaningful recommendations that will support the child’s academic success and well-being. She has experience working with learning disabilities, intellectual disorders, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Therapeutically, Veesta is a compassionate, non-judgmental and creative therapist that is committed to helping her clients improve their mental well-being and quality of life. Veesta supports children, adolescents, and young adults with a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, difficulty regulating emotions, self-harm, relational issues, and general life stressors. She also provides parent counselling for learning success and behaviour management. Veesta primarily draws from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness techniques, but will carefully craft an intervention best suited to her client’s needs.

At CASE Psychology, Veesta provides psychoeducational assessments for children and teens under the supervision of registered psychologists and psychological associates at the practice. As such, her services are regulated by the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) through her clinical supervision.

Education: Master’s Degree in Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology (University of Guelph)

Professional Associations: Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals

Tamara Daniszewski

Pronouns: she / her / hers

Tamara is a Registered Social Worker in Ontario with many years of experience working with children and adolescents with mental health challenges. She completed her graduate degree at Wilfrid Laurier University. Tamara has worked in schools, in the community, and in outpatient hospital settings. Tamara is compassionate, non-judgemental and her approach is client-centred.

She specializes in treating children, adolescents and young adults who struggle with generalized and social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), depression or low mood, personality disorders, suicidal thoughts and/or self-harm, relationship issues, or difficulty regulating emotions.

Tamara uses a variety of evidence-based approaches depending on the client’s needs, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Solution-Focused therapy, and Mindfulness based-practices. She has experience working with members from the LGBTQ community and trauma survivors.

Licensing Body: Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Education:

  • Master of Social Work (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  • Master of Education – Educational Psychology / Special Education (Western University)
Océane Tran

Pronouns: she / her / hers

Océane is a registered social worker in Ontario with a Graduate degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto. She has extensive experience providing psychotherapy and counselling to preschoolers, children, teens, parents, and families within a child & youth mental health setting. She provides psychotherapy and counselling in English and French.

Océane is committed to supporting children, adolescents, and their families as they move through challenging times. She provides treatment for a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, selective mutism, obsessions and compulsions, self-harm, neurodiversity, emotion regulation, self-esteem, family communication, parenting, peer challenges, life transitions, grief and loss, acute trauma, and developmental trauma.

Océane aims to provide a safe and non-judgemental space for exploration, healing, and growth. Her clinical framework is grounded in child development, attachment, and trauma theories, and she is experienced in various evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Attachment Focused Family Therapy, Play Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. Her approach is always trauma sensitive, flexible, and tailored to each client’s needs.


Licensing Body:
Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers


Education:
Master of Social Work (University of Toronto)

Courtney Fuciarelli

Pronouns: she / her / hers

Courtney is a registered social worker in Ontario with over 14 years of experience in children’s mental health, and school based support. Courtney has worked with children and youth experiencing acute mental health crisis, and has had extensive experience in the education system as a school social worker. She has also provided counselling services within outpatient health settings, and in private practice.

Courtney brings passion and energy to working with children and youth who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties including: anxiety and mood related disorders, adjustment issues, family and peer relationship difficulties, bereavement, self-esteem, difficulties in family change (i.e. separation and divorce), and school refusal.

Courtney’s eclectic approach is grounded in a combination of training in the areas of child development, attachment, and environmental/structural impacts on personal adjustment, while also using a trauma-informed, emotion-focused approach to inform her perspective supporting children and youth in their journey to feeling better, and doing better in their lives. Courtney uses a combination of therapeutic modalities including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and play-based approaches to engage clients in session, as well as other integrative practices blending activity and psychotherapy.

Licensing Body: Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Education: Master of Social Work (University of Windsor)

Brittney Doody

Brittney is a registered social worker in Ontario with over 10 years of experience in children’s mental health. She is an experienced therapist with a passion for supporting child and family related concerns. Brittney has provided counselling services within community mental health agencies, as well within private practice settings.

She has extensive experience treating anxiety and anxiety related disorders, emotional regulation, relationship difficulties, developmental trauma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) & executive function difficulties, depression, oppositional behaviour, self-esteem, sleep problems, and difficulties relating to separation/divorce.

Brittney has focused her training primarily on attachment, child development, and trauma-informed approaches to address difficulties relating to behaviour, emotional regulation and challenges in the parent-child relationship. She uses a combination of therapeutic modalities including Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, and play-based therapeutic approaches.

Brittney has specific training in adoption competency and has substantial experience providing support to help navigate the unique challenges experienced by these families.

Licensing Body: Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers

Education: Master of Social Work (University of Toronto)

Rebecca Hsiang

Pronouns: she / her / hers

Rebecca is a registered psychotherapist and a Canadian Certified Counsellor. Rebecca completed a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Western Ontario. She has extensive experience working with children, teens, and adults, and with supporting youth and young adults in mental health crises.

Her work with young children, teens, and families encompasses a wide range of mental health concerns including: anxiety, depression, life transitions, parenting (coparenting), developmental trauma, suicide risk and self-harm, grief and loss, peer relationships, self-esteem, anger management, school refusal, and families in transition (i.e. separation and divorce).

Rebecca practices from a values-based and trauma-informed perspective to provide a safe, nurturing and non-judgemental space for healing and growth. She utilizes age-appropriate play-based therapies to support young children and parents in developing healthy family relations. She is attuned to matters of inclusion and diversity and strives to provide an anti-racist, anti-oppressive practice. She fosters a client-centred approach that incorporates Emotionally Focused (Family) Therapy (EFT/EFFT), Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Mindfulness-Based Therapy.

Licensing Body: College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

Education: Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology (University of Western Ontario)

Kate Davidson

Pronouns: she / her / hers

Kate is a registered psychological associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She holds a Master’s Degree in School Psychology, and has 16 years of experience working in the public school system and private practice. Kate works with students who have a variety of learning needs, such as learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

She is passionate about helping parents understand their children’s learning so they can work collaboratively with the education system to support their children in reaching their potential. She currently provides assessment and consultation services.

Licensing Body: College of Psychologists of Ontario

Education: Master’s Degree in School Psychology (Mount Saint Vincent University)

Professional Associations: Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals

Michelle J Buckle

Pronouns: she / her / hers

Michelle is a registered psychologist, dramatherapist, certified Canadian counsellor, and educator in Ontario and Alberta, with over 26 years’ experience providing mental health services for youth, adults, and families. In addition to teaching and training diverse populations, Michelle has provided assessment and intervention services for institutions, school boards, community mental health agencies, and in private practice.

Working with individuals, groups, families, and couples, Michelle finds that people are spiritual, social, emotional, intellectual, and physical beings, each on a journey to find balance in all areas. She provides treatment for a wide range of issues including self-esteem, bullying, trauma and abuse, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, family conflict, co-parenting, and grief and loss.

Michelle primarily uses embodied methods rooted in psychotherapeutic practices such as Somatic Psychology, Jungian Psychology, Systemic Family Constellations, Attachment-Based Family Therapy, Neurobiological Psychology, Accelerated Resolution Therapy and Psychodrama Therapy. Michelle also uses the expressive arts therapies to encourage clients of all ages to identify their values, goals, and skills, meanwhile tapping into their creative gifts for healing. Michelle further shares her passion for hearing people’s stories by using theatre to inspire conflict transformation, community building, environmental awareness, and creative solutions to social justice issues.

In her spare time, Michelle enjoys dancing in the rain, going to the theatre, reading a good suspense novel, and travelling. But most of all, she loves helping people on their journey to transform their lives and heal their minds, bodies, hearts, and souls. She is a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a friend. Michelle was born in England, raised in Canada, and is of Jamaican heritage.

Licensing Bodies: College of Psychologists of Ontario ; College of Alberta Psychologists

Education: Master of Counselling (Gonzaga University)

Professional Associations:

  • The Canadian Register of Health Service Psychologists
  • Psychologists’ Association of Alberta
Larissa Pipe

Pronouns: she / her / hers

Larissa is a registered psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She received her Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of Western Ontario with a research emphasis on the mental health and well-being of students within the school system.

Larissa has developed expertise through her experience working within a school board to support children and adolescents with a variety of learning, social, emotional, and behavioural needs. She also has experience working on multidisciplinary teams, providing assessment of complex needs, grief and bereavement support, and mental health interventions. She currently provides assessment, consultation, and intervention services.

Licensing Body: College of Psychologists of Ontario

Education: Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology (University of Western Ontario)

Sarah Husain

Pronouns: she / her / hers

Sarah is a registered clinical psychologist and school psychologist in Ontario. She brings to her practice over a decade of experience working with children, youth, and parents in various capacities. Sarah has provided assessment and mental health services in school boards, post-secondary institutions, community mental health agencies, and multi-disciplinary private practice settings.

Currently, Sarah provides psychotherapy and counselling services for preschoolers, children, teens, and parents. She provides treatment for a wide range of issues, including anxiety, OCD, depression, ADHD, emotional regulation, grief, trauma, social skills, self-esteem, relationship difficulties, gender identity, and life/family transitions (such as separation and divorce). She works primarily from an emotion focused approach, and uses elements of different modalities as needed, including Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Emotion Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), mindfulness, interpersonal therapy and play-therapy. She is known for her warm and compassionate approach, and easily develops rapport with clients of all ages. She has a particular interest in providing support and consultation for parents of children and teens with intense emotions and challenging behaviour, and in helping to strengthen parent-child relationships.

Sarah also provides psycho-educational and autism assessments for children and teens. She offers a holistic and comprehensive approach to assessment, to help parents and teachers better support the student’s learning and overall development at home and school. Sarah has a special interest in early diagnosis of ASD in toddlers, and many years of training and experience within this specialized area.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys hiking, gardening and being outdoors. She is a mother of two young children, who keep her on her toes and are constant reminders of how uniquely wonderful and challenging each child can be.

Licensing Body: College of Psychologists of Ontario

Education: Master’s Degree in School Psychology (University of British Columbia)

Professional Associations:

  • Ontario Psychological Association
  • Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals
  • Canadian Psychological Association