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Leadership Team

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Director

Janine Ruddy, M.Ed., RP

I serve as the Director, Clinical Supervisor, and Registered Psychotherapist at the clinic. With this multifaceted role, I oversee operations, provide expert guidance, and offer therapeutic support to ensure optimal client experiences and therapist development.

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Clinical Development Coordinator

Emily Tilsworth, M.A., RSW

In addition to being a registered social worker, I also hold the role of Clinical Development Coordinator. This allows me to combine my expertise in social work with my passion for facilitating continuous growth and learning within our team.

Meet Our Therapists

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Rebecca Petheram, MACP., RP

Feeling stuck or disconnected from your usual self? Perhaps, you're tired of constantly seeking approval from others? Do you find it challenging to prioritize amidst the pursuit of unattainable standards? The juggling act between school or work, your personal life, and past experiences might be overwhelming. I am here to assist you in rediscovering meaning, conquering fears, silencing self-criticism, and boosting self-esteem. My expertise lies in aiding you to navigate uncertainty, practicing effective self-care, establishing boundaries, and refining organizational skills. My primary focus is on supporting your journey, guiding you towards a lifestyle characterized by self-awareness, confidence, and empowerment. 

Qualifications

Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

Member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP)

Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University

Specialties

Types of Therapy

Perfectionism

ADHD

Procrastination

School/Work Stress

Anxiety

Depression

Burnout

Low Self-Esteem

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Person-Centered Therapy

Solution Focused Counselling

Mindfulness

Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Strengths Based Approach

Existential Techniques

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Natalia D'Abramo, RN Psychotherapist

My goal is to address “whole person” health and get to the root cause(s) of suffering. Our thinking patterns (stories) have tremendous power over how we live our lives. They can be the difference between living a meaningful and fulfilling life or living a depressing life. Let me help you re-write these stories to regain your happiness and sense of wellbeing.  My approach to therapy is driven by compassion and empathy where we will work collaboratively on your goals. My approach is integrative and one that draws on various therapies to give you the tools you need to start dealing with what has brought you my way. You will be left with a vast tool box for the future to tackle obstacles that may arise. In terms of my personality, I highly value the interconnectedness of the mind, body, and soul.  I have been described as an extremely attentive listener - my goal is for you to feel genuinely heard, understood and valued. 

Qualifications

Registered Nurse Psychotherapist with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)

 

Registered Nurse - Certified Health Educator

 

Bachelor of Nursing from the University of Manitoba

 

Member of the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO)

Specialties

Types of Therapy

Anxiety

Depression

Self-esteem issues

Feeling Unfulfilled

Perfectionism

Procrastination

Acceptance and Commitment Based Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Compassion Focused, Dialectical Based Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapy, Psychodynamic

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Tessa bourdon, RP (Qualifying)

Navigating mental health can be overwhelming, especially for those new to therapy. I'm here to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to express yourself, explore, and grow. My approach is empathetic, inclusive, highly collaborative, and focused on helping you achieve your goals.I take a holistic approach and use a primarily psychodynamic modality tailored to your needs by combining therapeutic tools drawn from attachment theory, strengths-based approaches, CBT, and mindfulness techniques. My goal as a psychotherapist is to build a strong alliance with you, based on trust and respect. We'll work together to identify goals, tackle challenges, and develop coping strategies, to help you live a healthier, more fulfilling life. Whether it's anxiety, depression, relationship challenges or other issues you're facing, I'm here to listen and work with you to help you find your way through. Let's begin a journey of understanding, growth, and building your resilient self, together.

Qualifications

Student in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Program at Yorkville University

Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism (minor in Psychology) from Concordia University

Specialties

Types of Therapy

Anger

Depression

Self-Esteem

Anxiety

Burnout/stress

Abuse

Relationships

Attachment issues

Family issues

Communication

Grief

Infertility

Phobias

Psychodynamic

Attachment Focused

Emotion Focused

Mindfulness

Narrative

Solution Focused

Strength Based

Trauma Informed

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Michelle Sattaur,  RP (Qualifying)

I believe that mental health issues must be prioritized and openly discussed to reduce stigmatization. My approach is grounded in empathy, validation, and positivity within the context of a safe therapeutic environment that is unbiased, inclusive, and non-judgemental. I focus largely on establishing and maintaining a working therapeutic alliance between myself and clients that is built on trust and respect. I provide a tailored approach to address the specific needs of individual clients. As such, I integrate techniques from various therapeutic models that are relevant specific client needs.

Qualifications

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

Student in the Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Program at Yorkville University

Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from York University.

Specialties

Types of Therapy

Relationship Issues

Anxiety

Depression

ADHD

Burnout/Stress

Trauma

Post Partum

Self-esteem

Strengths Based

Person-centered

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 

Solution Focused Therapy

Narrative Therapy

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