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)

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

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)

Julia Sivarajah

Pronouns: she / her / hers

Julia is a registered psychotherapist and provides mental health counselling and psychotherapy for youth and adults. She holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. She has several years of experience in the field of Mental Health, and has worked in various residential, hospital, outpatient and community mental health settings. The focus of her work has been helping individuals who are struggling with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger, trauma, personality disorders, parenting, and relationship difficulties.

Julia’s approaches in her work are client-centered and solution-focused. Julia mainly draws from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approaches, and is also versed with Mindfulness and related Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) techniques. Throughout the years, Julia has worked with various populations involving teens, young adults, and families, which include the LGBTQ community and culturally diverse populations.

Julia aims to assist individuals in enhancing their mental health / well-being goals, and in improving their quality of life.

Licensing Body: College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario

Education: Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology (Yorkville University)

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