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)
Sydney Watson

Sydney is a registered social worker in Ontario with experience in addiction, trauma, and children and youth mental health. She completed her Master of Social Work degree at University of Windsor, and is an experienced therapist with a passion for supporting children, youth and their families with mental health concerns.

Sydney has extensive experience treating children and youth for a wide range of mental health needs, including anxiety, social anxiety, depression or low mood, emotional regulation, suicidal thoughts, self harm, low self-esteem / confidence, and family communication.

Sydney brings her energy and passion into each session and believes that every child, youth and family has strengths. She utilizes a client-centered and trauma-informed approach to her work, and applies a variety of therapeutic modalities including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and play-based therapeutic approaches.

Sydney aims to provide a safe and comfortable space for children, youth and families to build trusting relationships, engage in tough topics, and to express their emotions.

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

Education: Master of Social Work (University of Windsor)

Professional Associations: Ontario Association of Social Workers

Rebecca Wilkes

Pronouns: she / her / hers

Rebecca is a registered social worker in Ontario with over 14 years of experience in health and social services. She has extensive experience in a variety of community and hospital-based settings, in rural, remote and urban centers, working with adolescents, adults and seniors.

She supports clients around various issues, such as multiple life stressors, life transitions and relationship issues including separation / divorce, complex health issues, low self-esteem, bullying, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), insomnia, anger management, chronic pain, domestic violence, mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders and borderline personality disorder.

Rebecca offers online sessions only. She works with a non-judgemental, client-centered, trauma-informed approach, and is trained in mindfulness-based practice, cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectal behavioural therapy, brief solution-focused therapy, positive psychology, motivational interviewing and acceptance & commitment therapy.

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

Education: Master of Social Work (University of Waterloo)

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)

Jeannine Wilson

Jeannine is a registered social worker in Ontario with many years of experience working with children and adolescents in the education system and across the healthcare industry.

She specializes in working with children and adolescents who struggle with anxiety, relationship issues, life stressors, difficulty regulating emotions, self-esteem, as well as grief and loss.

Jeannine uses a variety of evidence-based approaches depending on the client’s needs, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, Strengths Based and Trauma-Informed Approach.

Jeannine’s caring, compassionate approach focuses on children and adolescents’ unique life circumstances and specific needs. Her open approach encourages individuals to express their feelings and discuss life experiences.

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

Education: Master of Social Work (University of Windsor)

Guia Dela Cruz

Guia holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) and is a registered social worker. She brings over eight years of experience working with neurodiverse individuals, marginalised youth, as well as newcomers, adults, and families from different ethnocultural backgrounds.

She has treated youth and adults with intellectual challenges and concurrent disorders, and also worked in the non-profit sector supporting individuals and their families with their psycho-emotional and psycho-social growth.

Guia passionately fosters an environment where young people and adults she supports feel empowered in their intersecting identities, helping them find their authentic voice and their strengths. Her general-eclectic approach to practice emphasizes the importance of the ways individuals interact with their environment and the systems they are a part of.

Guia’s approach to clinical practice uses components from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy, Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT), and Motivational Interviewing while implementing trauma-informed and anti-oppressive framework in supporting individuals and their families.

Guia is originally from the Philippines, and is fluent in both English and Tagalog.

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

Education: Master of Social Work (University of Windsor)

Debra-Anne Ben

Pronouns: she / her / hers

Debbie is a registered social worker in Ontario with over 25 years of experience supporting children, youth, adults and families. She has worked in community settings and within the public education system, and has extensive experience supporting individuals through crisis situations, grief/loss, child welfare, life stresses, mental health challenges, and traumatic life events.

Debbie provides counselling and psychotherapy services for children, teens, and parents, for a range of mental health needs, including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, stress management, and general wellbeing.

Debbie counsels through a strength-based, anti-oppressive lens for effective problem solving. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Harm-Reduction therapies, Problem Solving therapy, and mindfulness stress reduction approaches.

Debbie believes that we are the experts of ourselves; however, we can all find ourselves losing our path in life at times. If you or your child are feeling stressed, anxious, or overwhelmed by negative thoughts and emotions, Debbie will provide tailored support to help you get back on track.

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

Education: Master of Social Work (University of Toronto)

Deanna Brock

Pronouns: she / her / hers

Deanna is a registered social worker in Ontario. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Brock University in 2009, and a Master of Social Work from the University at Buffalo in 2013.

Deanna enjoys helping children, youth, adults, and families to develop the tools to manage and cope with personal, social, and family stress. She specializes in working with families who are being impacted by divorce / separation, caregiver conflict, family discord, interpersonal abuse and trauma. In some cases, children and youth are inadvertently caught in the middle of caregivers’ conflict, which can lead to their own struggle with self-regulation, parental alignment, alienation, and more. These struggles can have a detrimental impact if children and youth do not have a healthy outlet to share their feelings and work through their distress. In addition to this population, Deanna works with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.

Deanna practices from a variety of therapeutic models, including Trauma-Informed Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She also utilizes techniques from Solution-Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

She enjoys meeting people who are excited about making changes in their lives, and are open to learning new ways of managing their challenges.

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

Education: Master of Social Work (University at Buffalo)

Daniela Merenda

Daniela is a registered social worker offering psychotherapy and counselling services. Her practice uses a wide range of evidence-based interventions including but not limited to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), motivational counselling, dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), emotion focused therapy and brief solution-focused therapy. She brings with her a well-rooted feminist, anti-oppressive, anti-discriminatory, harm reduction and trauma informed practice framework.

Daniela has had the privilege to work within the field of social work for over 21 years where children, youth, women and families have allowed her into their lives in the midst of the crisis they have experienced. The foundation of her years of experience stems from work across several sectors: Criminal Justice System, Violence Against Women sector, child protection services, sexual assault sector, crisis intervention, the health system, and the education system.

Daniela offers online sessions only. She provides psychotherapy and counselling services to children, adolescents and young adults seeking support in the areas of mental health, anxiety, mood, grief & loss, parent / adolescent conflict, addictions, suicide ideation, and behaviour.

When it feels as though things are falling apart, Daniela is committed to helping you put the pieces together.

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

Education: Master of Social Work (York University)

Professional Associations: Ontario Association of Social Workers