Meet the Team

Meet Our Team

Clinical Directors

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Julia van der Werf, Ph.D., C.Psych.
Psychologist

Dr. Julia van der Werf provides comprehensive assessment and integrative therapy for children, adolescents, and families.

Dr. van der Werf has experience treating a wide range of challenges and diagnoses, including (but not limited to) anxiety, depression, trauma/loss, relationship and identity issues, parenting challenges, and behavioural regulation difficulties.

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Nadia Barakeh, M.Psy.
Child and Family Therapist

Nadia has a background in psychology and training in several therapeutic modalities. With over 20 years of experience that is shaped by a strong multicultural, client-centred and strength-based model, Nadia's approach is guided by the belief that with the right knowledge and support, every individual can develop their strategies to cope with life’s challenges and overcome barriers. 

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Sophia Labonte, M.A.
Registered Psychotherapist

Sophia's educational experience includes a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) in Psychology, a B.Ed. (Bachelor of Education) and a M.A. (Master of Arts) in Counselling Psychology. Sophia is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and has been working as a therapist for over 10 years.

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Clinical Associates

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Cathy Hibbert, M.Ed.
Parent and Education Consultant

Cathy’s educational experience includes a B.A. (Bachelor of Arts) in Psychology, a Diploma in Counselling and a Masters of Science in Education. She has over 17 years of experience in the education and mental health field.

 

In her teaching career, she has been a middle school teacher, guidance counsellor, athletics director and vice principal.

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Mary Elizabeth Willcott, Certificate in Counselling Fundamentals
Child, Youth, and Parent Support Coach

Mary is passionate about supporting individuals working through their mental health journey. She offers a unique skill set and 17 years of experience working closely with children, youth, and families to provide emotional support and coaching to meet their individual needs. Her experiences include but are not limited to, working with learning
exceptionalities, behavioural challenges, disability advocacy, bullying, anxiety, self-esteem building, depression, developmental delay, down syndrome, dyslexia, PTSD, ASD, ODD, ADD and ADHD, as well as dual diagnosis clients.
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Odey Armstrong, MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker

Being present and non-judgemental, holding space for courageous conversations, gaining a greater sense of self, cultivating healthy relationships, finding purpose, and exploring ways to thrive, are all at the forefront of Odey’s work supporting teens and young adults as they journey through the messiness of life. Odey is an African Canadian Social Worker that comes from a culturally rich background and has lived in diverse international communities. She has a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Manitoba and a Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto, specializing in children and families. 

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