Director of Wellness Initiatives
Dr. Mandeep Singh is a psychiatrist who is trained in both psychopharmacology, and psychotherapy including CBT, DDP, and Family Therapy modalities. He is a part-time faculty member at the University of Toronto and possesses a Masters degree in Public Administration from Syracuse University. Read More
Dr. Jack Muskat, Ph.D., is a Toronto based organizational psychologist, writer and speaker with over 25 years consulting and business experience with individuals and organizations. He advises senior executives and managers around selection and developmental planning. His clinical work focuses on issues relating to stress, anxiety and depression, as well as interpersonal issues.
Dr. Jamal Lake completed his Psy.D. (Doctorate of Psychology) in clinical psychology from the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia) in 2011 following an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Guelph. Since completing his training and being accredited by both the Australian Psychological Society and Canadian Psychological Association, Dr. Lake has been working with adults across private practice and hospital settings. He primarily uses a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) approach but integrates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, interpersonal and mindfulness-based techniques into his treatment. Dr. Lake currently assesses and treats adults who present with depression, anxiety/stress, PTSD, chronic pain, ADHD, sleep difficulties and substance abuse. He uses a holistic, collaborative approach tailored to each client to help them effectively cope with their struggles, achieve their treatment goals and improve their overall quality of life.
Dr. Lake is a registered clinical psychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) and a member of the Ontario Psychological Association.
Sousan possesses 7 years of experience in the Mental Health field. Her professional experience includes assessing, treating and working collaboratively to support adult clients struggling with ADHD, Substance abuse, Depression, Stress, Anxiety, and Low self esteem.
Sousan utilizes Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused and Existential Therapy interventions during clinical practice, customized to each patients individual and unique needs.
Sousan’s main focus is to provide a safe and welcoming environment for patients to explore their emotional trauma, or symptoms of PTSD while maintaining respect, sensitivity and compassion towards each individual’s experiences.
Her commitment to professional work ethics and proven ability to build rapport with clients from diverse backgrounds enables Sousan to support clients who may be struggling with social, personal adjustment and mental health challenges impacting their personal and professional lives.
Sousan’s training also includes suicide prevention, Motivational Interviewing and EMDR Advanced psychotherapy approach. Sousan is registered with the college of Psychologists of Ontario
Corrine has been working in the psychotherapy field since 2003. She is a Candidate in the M. Ed. (Counselling Psychology) Program. She is a member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and is a member of the Ontario Association of Counsellors, Consultants, Psychometrists, and Psychotherapists (OACCPP). Corrine has worked with individuals who have experienced painful traumatic lives, grief, and painful emotion states, including depression, anxiety, anger, shame and guilt. She has helped individuals with drug and alcohol addictions, and individuals who struggle with debilitating chronic pain. Stress, life transitions, and workplace burnout are also of professional interest to her, as well as personal growth and development. She draws from many psychotherapeutic modalities including CBT, mindfulness, emotion-focused and motivational interviewing. Her desire is to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment, so that you will feel free to explore your difficult life situations and emotions. As a psychotherapist she will facilitate a process of self-exploration, insight, and change, in order to improve the quality of your life, and overcome difficult life problems.
Cimberly achieved her B.A. in Psychology at McGill University. She followed that degree by receiving her Post-Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology at Strathclyde University in Glasgow. Cimberly also has an MSc in Psychological Studies through the University of Glasgow. While living in the United Kingdom, Cimberly was accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). The British Psychological Society (BPS) acknowledges her MSc. Upon returning to Canada, Cimberly became a Canadian Certified Counsellor through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Since October 2015, Cimberly has also been registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and practices within their ethical guidelines. While her main therapeutic technique is rooted in Person-Centred or Rogerian Therapy, Cimberly has also received certification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT). In addition, she is trained in Mindful Meditation and Motivational Interviewing. In concordance with the ethical requirements of practice of the CCPA and the CRPO, Cimberly continues to expand her skills and therapeutic techniques.
James is a skilled and experienced psychotherapist, who has been actively working in the field since 2006. James received a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from McMaster University, and a Master of Divinity (Counselling) from Tyndale Seminary. He is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), a Registered Marriage and Family Therapist with the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT), and a Certified Couple and Family Therapist with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT).
James is collaborative, authentic, easy to talk to, and client-focused; every counselling experience is unique and tailored specifically to his clients' needs. He values a creative and integrative approach to his practice which is primarily influenced by Emotionally Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.
James has specific training and special interest in working with Couples around their relationship goals; if you're looking to reconnect, rekindle, or rebuild with your intimate partner, James would love to work with you! James also enjoys working with individuals to help them reach their mental wellness goals; he has specific experience with issues related to mood and anxiety disorders, stress management, shame and self-worth, grief and loss, interpersonal concerns, and addictions.
Samira Rostami (PhD(C)) is a Psychotherapist ,Neuroscientist, Lecturer,and a Registered Member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)with 10 years of clinical practice experience.She provides evidence-based treatments for clients of varied backgrounds. Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is Samira’s primary theoretical approach, however, she integrates aspects of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT),Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavior Therapy (MBCT), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy(DBT) when applicable.
Her specialization areas in clinical practice are anxiety disorders such as generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, etc., mood disorders such as depression, trauma-related disorders such as PTSD, and romantic, close relationship dynamics based on the theory of love and attachment style. Following the completion of her master’s degree in clinical psychology and family therapy Samira is completing her PhD.In addition to her teaching experience in the university,she has delivered various workshops to the public in practical and psycho educational issues. She has served as a board member of the Anxiety Disorders Association of Ontario and helped in developing a preventive program for anxiety.
Ninat Friedland received her Bachelor’s degree from York University in Toronto (2007), and her Master’s from Concordia University in Montreal (2011). Ninat is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and is a part-time faculty member at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute (TATI).
Ninat has been working in the field of mental health for over ten years, in both clinical and community settings. She has worked with individuals with a variety of emotional and mental health concerns including stress, anxiety, depression and addiction. Her primary areas of interest are in women’s health (fertility, pregnancy, motherhood and sexuality) and interpersonal relationships. Ninat has specialized training in art therapy, mindfulness, narrative therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. She draws on these assorted modalities to offer an individualized approach that is collaborative, person-centred, and strengths-based. Ninat’s aim is to support you, wherever you are in your personal journey, offering you a safe and accepting environment to enable self-exploration, overcome life’s challenges and facilitate personal growth. Fusing conversation with creative and experiential methods to root mind in body, you will take tangible steps on your path toward wellness.
Milly is a fully licensed Registered Psychotherapist and a member in good standing of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CPRO). Having nearly 10 years of experience, she has worked as a psychotherapist both nationally and internationally in countries such as Spain and the Dominican Republic.
Milly works mainly with adults struggling with a variety of psychological conditions including depression, anxiety, trauma symptoms as well as life transition issues. She offers a trauma-informed approach that is adaptable to client’s individual needs and personalities.
Milly combines a variety of evidence-based therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
She strives to provide clients with warm and compassionate care while working diligently on their therapeutic goals.
Dr. Giacomina Gucciardi is a licensed Naturopathic doctor and has been practicing in Toronto for 23 years. Following her completion of a Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Toronto, she attended the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM). Following her graduation Giacomina continued her education by training under Jane Lyttleton, one of the world’s leading experts in the Treatment of Infertility with Traditional Chinese Medicine. There she assisted patients with infertility, IVF enhancement, and pregnancy through acupuncture. Giacomina’s knowledge of acupuncture also extends to cosmetic acupuncture, which she uses in her anti-aging and aesthetics treatments.
Dr.Gucciadi’s practice focuses largely on gastrointestinal health, chronic inflammatory diseases, cardiovascular disease, women’s hormonal health and fertility. Through her own experience she has learned the absolute and fundamental connection between food and health – spurring her passion and deep understanding of gastrointestinal health and its profound effect on human psychology.
In her practice, she uses nutritional and lifestyle counselling, Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and laboratory testing to address the physical, mental and emotional health of the individual. She works closely with her patients to establish goals and treatment plans that empower the individual to take charge of and maximize their health and wellbeing.
Leigh is Registered Dietitian and nutrition expert with a passion for helping individuals fuel, nourish and thrive with personalized nutrition. Her areas of specialty include sport and exercise nutrition, metabolic health (diabetes, weight management, hypertension, high cholesterol), digestive health, and healthy lifestyle planning for optimal health and wellness. As a nutrition professional, Leigh takes pride in her commitment to evidence-based practice and serving the unique needs of her clients. To become a Registered Dietitian, Leigh received a Masters of Health Science degree in Nutrition Communication from Ryerson University and is currently registered with the College of Dietitians of Ontario. She has worked as clinical dietitian in psychiatric care and addictions at the Centre for Addictions in Mental Health. In private practice, Leigh has provided nutrition coaching to various athletic populations including runners, weight lifters, powerlifting and crossfit athletes. She has also worked extensively with the active adult population to provide nutrition care plans to help them to:
Live a healthy lifestyle
Achieve body composition goals (weight loss or gain,
muscle gain, fat loss)
Increase energy levels & overall vitality
Promote mental health and wellbeing
Manage or prevent chronic disease (such as type 1 and 2 diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol, kidney conditions)
Decrease risk and recurrence of injuries
Reach optimal sport and fitness performance
Registered Acupuncturist ( R.Ac)
Alina Rehkopf is a registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (R.TCMP). After earning her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Waterloo, Alina completed a four year Advanced TCM Program at the Toronto School of Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Alina uses various TCM modalities including acupuncture, cupping, tuina massage, and herbal medicines to help her patients address their health concerns and foster long term wellness. Whether you are new to TCM or not, Alina will carefully explain what to expect during your treatment and what her diagnosis means, as well as working with you to build a treatment plan that is clear and effective.
With a passion for finding the best ways to integrate Eastern and Western medicines, Alina can address a wide range of conditions including aches and pains, concussions, digestive problems, cough/colds, skin issues, insomnia, low energy, headaches, and fertility, as well as mental and emotional disorders. Traditional Chinese Medicine views the physical body and mental health as completely interconnected so regardless of what you come to see Alina for, you may experience improvements in other areas as well.
Alina’s goal as a practitioner is to help patients respect and understand their own bodies from different perspectives and use that knowledge, along with her gentle and direct treatments, to take meaningful steps toward healing.
Are you interested in Traditional Chinese Medicine but afraid of needles? Talk to Alina about what other treatments she can use that still incorporate the TCM understanding of body as a fully interdependent system.
Mindfulness and Breathing Coach, Acupuncturist
Kandiss has been in practice since 2010 and incorporates Chinese Medicine and other forms of traditional healing to facilitate greater feelings of ease in her clients experience of their physical body and in their experiences of their emotional and mento-spiritual 21st century lives. As an Accountant turned Acupuncturist (and Practitioner of Chinese Medicine), Kandiss knows all too well about the unique demands of corporate life and the potential impact it can have on all aspects our our health. The main Modalities Kandiss uses are Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal & Dietary Medicine, Asian Body Work. Applied Mindfulness Meditation & Breath Work. Book an appointment with Kandiss to learn more about how to improve your restful sleep, increase energy motivation and emotional resilience , boost digestion, immunity and functioning of other internal body systems, relieve pain and stress and support fertility (conception to delivery).
After 10 years of working as a Spa Aesthetician in Tokyo and Toronto, Kaori has moved on to extend her massage career in the field of healthcare professionals and is now a Registered Massage Therapist. Kaori has graduated from Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy, and gained additional training in perinatal massage from the certified Trimesters Program. Combining both her experiences and knowledge, she will offer client-focused treatment plans. As a versatile Registered Massage Therapist Kaori’s treatments can range from general stress reduction to chronic pain management. She incorporates a variety of techniques such as Swedish, myofascial, trigger point and joint mobilization in order to provide an effective yet relaxing treatment. She is passionate about the benefits of massage therapy and is excited to work with her next client!