Our Team

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MELISSA STERN, Ph.D.

Psychologist & Co-Director

Dr. Melissa Stern is a licensed psychologist who has been working with children, adolescents, and young adults, and families for over 10 years. She is a graduate of the McGill School/Applied Child Psychology program where her research focused on adolescents’ and young adults’ emotional regulation and self-harm. She has experience working in various clinical settings such as in private practice, hospital outpatient clinics as well as the McGill University Assessment Clinic.  In addition to her clinical work, Melissa is a graduate course instructor at McGill University, training future psychologists.

Notably, Melissa received extensive training in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute’s Child and Adolescent Depressive Disorders Clinic. Furthermore, she is the first DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™ in Quebec, and she is one of a select number of mental health professionals trained in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy for Children (DBT-C) in Canada. Melissa’s specialized training permits her to provide therapy to individuals with a wide range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, self-harm, as well as suicidal thoughts and behaviours. This approach provides a better understanding of her client’s difficulties and equips them with the tools they need to manage their emotions, improve their well-being and build a life worth living. 

Furthermore, her authentic, empathetic, and non-judgmental approach allows for all of her clients to feel comfortable in therapy. Melissa is bilingual and can respond to client requests for therapy and/or assessment in French and English.

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JENNIFER SIDEL, M.Ed.

Psychotherapist & Co-Director

Jennifer Sidel is an OPQ licensed Psychotherapist (L’Ordre des psychologues du Quebec) and a certified member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). She has been working with adults and children both individually and in groups for over 14 years. She graduated with a Masters in Educational Counselling from the University of Ottawa and has extensive post-masters training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and trauma-informed psychotherapy. Jennifer is the second DBT-Linehan Board of Certification, Certified Clinician™ in Quebec. Her diverse experience includes working in clinical settings, community organizations as well as private practice where she has provided individual and group therapy. This experience has allowed her to gain valuable experience, knowledge, and sensitivity towards people of varied socioeconomic statuses, cultural communities, and the LGBTQ community.
Trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Jennifer draws upon methods and skills from various treatment modalities to tailor her approach to each person’s unique needs and personality.
Jennifer’s genuine care, empathy and authenticity are paramount in her treatment. She believes wholeheartedly that the relationship she cultivates with her clients is a crucial element to successful therapy.

Dr. Fred Van den Eynde, M.D., Ph.D

PSYCHIATRIST

JAMIE MARIE DUGGAN PSYCHOLOGIST

JAMIE MARIE DUGGAN, Ph.D.

Psychologist

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Precilia Hanan, B.A.

Ph.D. CANDIDATE,
PSYCHOLOGY INTERN

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Amanda Moore

Ph.D. ,
CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

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LISA-MARIE GIORGIO, M.A.

Ph.D. STUDENT,
UNDER SUPERVISED PRACTICE

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Maria Brown, M.A.

Ph.D. CANDIDATE,

UNDER SUPERVISED PRACTICE

Myriam Lecousy Grey Zone DBT Montreal Coordinator

MYRIAM LECOUSY, B.A.

Ph.D. CANDIDATE,
UNDER SUPERVISED PRACTICE

AUDREY ANNE LABELLE

Ph.D. CANDIDATE
UNDER SUPERVISED PRACTICE

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Samantha scholes, M.a.

Ph.D. STUDENT,

UNDER SUPERVISED PRACTICE

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Stephanie Zito, M.Ed.

Ph.D. STUDENT,
PSYCHOMETRIST

SAMANTHA BOUCHARD, M.A.

DOCTORAL STUDENT
PSYCHOLOGY INTERN

TARYN PERELMITER, B.A.

M.A STUDENT,
PSYCHOMETRIST

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MIRA KAEDBEY, M.A.

Ph.D. STUDENT,
Psychometrist

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REBECCA FOX, M.Sc.

counsellor

Jaye Miller, B.A.

Jaye Miller, M.A.,CCC

counsellor

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JAMIE ROSE, M.A.,CCC

COUNSELLOR

FANNY BARRET COUNSELLOR PSYCHOLOGY THERAPY anxiety depression

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COUNSELLOR

REBECCA YOUNG, B.A., M.S.W.

Social Worker

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Taylor McNulty, MSW

CLINICAL
SOCIAL WORKER

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SOPHIE SYDORIAK, R.N., M.A.

NURSE CLINICIAN

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ROBIN GLANCE, P.Dt.

Nutritionist

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LINDSAY WEISBLOOM, M.Ed.

LEARNING
SPECIALIST

AMY SHAPIRO, PhD

Program
Director

HEIDI BARRER

Clinic
Administrative Assistant

Valerie Shannahan

Clinic manager

Dr. Fred Van den Eynde

M.D., Ph.D, PSYCHIATRIST

Dr. Frederique (Fred) Van den Eynde is a psychiatrist registered with the Collège des Médecins du Québec since 2012 (license number: 12128). He obtained his medical degree from the University of Ghent (Belgium) and he completed his specialty training in psychiatry in Belgium and the United Kingdom. Dr. Van den Eynde did his PhD studies on the addictive characteristics of eating disorders at King’s College London (United Kingdom). 

 

Since his arrival in Québec in 2012, Dr. Van den Eynde has practiced at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (2012-2018), at Notre Dame hospital (2018-2020) and at the Lakeshore General Hospital (2020-2023). 

JAMIE MARIE DUGGAN, Ph.D

Psychologist

Dr. Jamie Marie Duggan is a licensed psychologist and graduate from the School/Applied Child Psychology program at McGill University. Her clinical and research interests include emotion regulation, body image, self-harm, suicidal ideation, anxiety and depression among adolescents and young adults. Jamie has worked in various clinical settings over the past decade, including hospitals, specialized educational settings, and private clinics in Montréal. Jamie is a member and in good standing with the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. Jamie is expereinced in cognitive-behavioural therapy, dialectical behavioural skills training, and acceptance and commitment therapy. Jamie has presented at numerous national conferences and published articles in the Canadian Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy, Psychiatry Research, and School Mental Health. 

 

Jamie aims to incorporate her passion for the mind-body connection into her therapeutic approach and completed her yoga teaching certification in Bali, Indonesia in 2019. In her spare time, Jamie enjoys traveling and spending time with her loved ones. Jamie also enjoys writing children’s books, and recently self-published “Let’s Go Surfing! A Child’s Guide to Coping with the Ocean of Emotions”. 

 

Jamie prides herself on developing a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients. Her empathetic nature and respect for her client’s individual stories and resiliency is evident in her therapeutic approach and daily practice. 

 

PRECILIA HANAN, B.A.

Ph.D. CANDIDATE, UNDER SUPERVISED PRACTICE

Precilia Hanan is a Psychology PhD candidate at l’Université du Québec à Montréal, specializing in a cognitive-behavioral approach with young children and teens. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at McGill University and has gained valuable experience through her academic career, training her both as a researcher and practitioner in the field. Moreover, Precilia has worked in various research laboratories, clinical settings, school settings, community organizations, as well as private practice.

 

Hence, Precilia is also a specialized education technician for the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) where she has worked with teenagers who presented various behavioral and cognitive difficulties. Precilia believes that being able to empathize, understand and build a strong foundation with her clients are key to successful therapy. Finally, she firmly believes that we can all, with no exception, grow to become the best version of ourselves with the appropriate support and guidance

Amanda Moore

PH.D., CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Dr. Amanda Moore is a licensed clinical psychologist and a member of the Ordre des psychologues du Québec (O.P.Q.). She is a graduate of the McGill University Clinical Psychology doctoral program. She hasdiverse experience conducting individual and group therapy with teens and adults across the lifespan in various clinical settings, such as private practice and public tertiary care clinics. Her areas of expertise include emotion regulation, body image, disordered eating, self-harm, suicidal ideation and relationship and attachment difficulties.

Amanda has received extensive training in and primarily works from a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (CBT) perspective, which is an approach that allows individuals to gain better insight into their emotional experiences and helps them acquire tools that allow for more effective management of their emotions and progress towards their goals. In order to tailor treatment towards an individual’s specific needs, she often incorporates other approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

In terms of her approach to therapy, Amanda understands the value of a positive working relationship with her clients. She takes an understanding and non-judgmental approach to therapy that fosters a comfortable and open environment in session. She has experience working with and strives to provide a safe space for individuals coming from diverse cultural/religious backgrounds, socioeconomic status, gender identities, sexual orientations and those who struggle with various psychological difficulties. Amanda utilizes her background in human motivation research to help individuals clarify their personal goals and foster autonomous motivation to help them move towards changes. She aims to foster an environment of mutual collaboration as she believes that therapy is most effective when both the therapist and client are collaboratively working together toward an understanding of the patient’s circumstances and goals for change.

LISA-MARIE GIORGIO, M.A.

UNDER SUPERVISED PRACTICE

Lisa-Marie Giorgio is a doctoral student in the School/Applied Child Psychology program at McGill University and a registered student member of the L’Ordre des Psychologues du Quebec (OPQ) supervised by Dr. Melissa Stern. She is well-trained in conducting psychoeducational assessments for students struggling with attention, learning, and behavior.

 

Lisa-Marie works individually with children, teens, and young adults experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, relationships, behaviour, and emotional regulation. When consulting with parents, she provides a supportive, non-judgmental, and educational experience to help find workable solutions to everyday challenges.

 

Within her practice, Lisa-Marie values cultural sensitivity, authenticity, compassion, and creativity. She strives to create a space where individuals can feel safe, understood, and build skills for a better life.  Her approach primarily involves elements of dialectal and cognitive behavioural therapies.

Maria Brown

Ph.D. CANDIDATE, PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATE

Maria Brown (pronouns she/her) is a PhD candidate in School/Applied Child Psychology at McGill University, and student member of Order of Psychologist of Quebec (OPQ), under the supervision of Dr. Melissa Stern. Her doctoral research is focused on evaluating factors that impact children’s treatment in day hospital programs for emotional and/or behavioural problems. This academic pursuit demonstrates her commitment to understanding the nuances of effective therapeutic treatment and improving the lives of children and families.

Maria has received training in psychological and psycho-educational assessments through her experiences in school, community, and hospital settings. She also offers individual support to children, adolescents, and young adults. She believes in fostering a collaborative and compassionate approach with her clients and their families to holistically address concerns related to emotion regulation, anxiety, depression, suicidality, and trauma. She draws upon elements of dialectical behaviour therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, and attachment-based approaches to help empower her clients, facilitate positive growth, and foster resilience in the face of challenges.

MYRIAM LECOUSY, B.A.

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Myriam Lecousy is a PhD candidate in Clinical and Community Psychology at l’Université du Québec à Montréal. She specializes in suicide prevention programs and interventions for children and youth. Prior to her doctoral studies, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Studies of Medicine at McGill University, and obtained a Graduate Diploma in Child and Youth Work at Concordia University, where she was trained to provide psycho-educational assessment and specialized treatment plans to children and youth.

 

Myriam has gained expertise in the field by working in clinical, community and governmental organization, in the hope of helping those in needs both at the individual and systemic level. She has gained experience working with various clientele, such as marginalized youth, 2SLGBTQ+ population and at-risk individuals, while specializing in crisis intervention and working towards changing policies for better access to mental health care in Canada. She believes in a holistic and collaborative approach, and empowers her clientele to take an active role in their treatment.

 

AUDREY ANNE LABELLE, B.A.

Doctoral candidate (Ph.D.)
Practice under supervision

Audrey Anne is a doctoral student in educational psychology at the University of Quebec in Montreal, whose research focuses on the school experience of adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) as well as psychology in the school. Before starting her doctoral studies, she completed her bachelor’s degree in psychology at Laval University in Quebec.

SAMANTHA SCHOLES, M.A.

UNDER SUPERVISED PRACTICE

Samantha Scholes is a doctoral candidate at McGill in the School/Applied Child Psychology program and a student member of the L’Ordre des Psychologues du Quebec (OPQ), under the supervision of Dr. Melissa Stern.

Throughout her academic career, she has gained extensive experience in both research and clinical settings, working with children both with and without neurodevelopmental conditions (e.g., autism, ADHD). Samantha is currently completing a field placement at the Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay rehabilitation Centre, where she is providing psychological assessments that examine cognitive, developmental, and social functioning levels while working in a multidisciplinary team. She has previously completed a two year practicum at the McGill University Psychoeducational and Counselling clinic, where she provided psychoeducational assessments to youth between the ages of 9-19. Additionally, she completed an on-site practicum at École Le Sommet. provided assessments for children with special needs. Samantha has a wide-range of assessment experience, including psychoeducational, autism, and ADHD.

Samantha has also received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and is undergoing training in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Samantha aims to provide a safe and non-judgmental environment, where she can work collaboratively with clients throughout all of her sessions.

STEPHANIE ZITO, M.A.

DOCTORAL STUDENT, PSYCHOLOGY INTERN

Stephanie is a doctoral candidate in the School/Applied Child Psychology program at McGill University. Since 2017, she has gained extensive experience in research and clinical settings with children, adolescents, and young adults. She previously worked as a behaviour therapist providing early intervention services for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or behavioural challenges as well as an ADHD coach. She has also completed multiple practicums at the McGill University Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic and at Summit School in Montréal. She has experience applying mindfulness-based interventions in schools (e.g., elementary, secondary school, and university) for students with diverse needs. Her doctoral research focuses on mindfulness-based programs for students with neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., ASD, ADHD) in inclusive settings. Stephanie aims to provide a safe, nonjudgmental, and collaborative approach in each session.

Samantha Bouchard, M.A.

DOCTORAL STUDENT, PSYCHOLOGY INTERN

Samantha Bouchard (pronouns she/her) is completing her Ph.D. in School/Applied Child Psychology at McGill University. Under the supervision of Dr. Rachel Langevin, her doctoral projects seek to examine the role of peer victimization and child maltreatment on suicide ideation and attempt.

Samantha has experience administering psychological assessments for children and young adults with various concerns. She has completed two practicums at the McGill University Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic, and one at Summit School in Montreal.

Samantha has received training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She aims to provide a safe, nonjudgmental and collaborative approach in each session.

TARYN PERELMITER, B.A

PSYCHOMETRIST

Taryn Perelmiter is an MA Candidate in School and Applied Child Psychology at McGill University. Her research focuses on validating a new tool to measure attention in neurotypical and neurodiverse populations. Taryn is completing her training in conducting psychoeducational assessments for children and youth with attention, learning, and behavioural difficulties. She is completing a year-long practicum at McGill’s Psychoeducational and Counselling Clinic and is providing academic  assessments for neurodiverse students at Summit School, where she previously worked as the Research Coordinator. Taryn strives to create an inclusive environment that is compassionate, authentic, and sensitive to children and their family’s needs.

Mira Keadbey

Ph.D. STUDENT, PSYCHOMETRIST

Mira is a doctoral student in the School/Applied Child Psychology program at McGill University. Her doctoral research aims to examine if an inclusive school-based music program can enhance social inclusion, self-esteem, and social communication of adolescents on the autism spectrum. Mira completed a two-year practicum at the McGill University Psychoeducational and Counselling clinic where she gained extensive experience administering psychoeducational assessments for children, adolescents, and young adults with various needs and difficulties. Mira is currently completing a field placement at the Lethbridge-Layton-Mackay rehabilitation Centre, where she works with a multidisciplinary team to provide autism assessments to young children. Mira strives to provide a safe space, build trust, and work collaboratively with her clients.

REBECCA FOX, M.Sc.

COUNSELLOR

Rebecca Fox is Counsellor in the process of obtaining her Psychotherapy permit. She holds a Masters degree (MSc) in Psychology from the University of Roehampton and a BA in Psychology from Concordia University. She has had extensive post-masters training in Psychodynamic Therapy but has also been trained in Mindfulness, Systemic Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

 

Rebecca has over five years of experience working with adolescents and adults dealing with a range of difficulties. Rebecca is continuing her training with the Argyle Institute and at Grey Zone. She is passionate about helping others and believes in having a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients.

 

Rebecca works with both adolescents and adults who struggle with a wide range of disorders such as Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Borderline Personality Disorder, and anger problems. Rebecca’s main area of interest and expertise is helping individuals overcome their social anxiety and phobias so that they can continue to live meaningful lives with the relationships and friendships they wish to make and maintain.

Rebecca likes to collaborate with her clients, build trust, and provide a safe space for her clients to tell their stories and explore ways to overcome their difficulties together.

Jaye Miller, M.A.,CCC

M.A. COUNSELLING STUDENT, PSYCHOLOGY INTERN

Jaye holds a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Concordia University. She is a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), with aspirations to join the Order of Counsellors of Quebec (OCCOQ).

 

Jaye’s primary focus is on providing support to adolescents, young adults, and individuals across diverse age groups facing a spectrum of concerns, including anxiety, depression, body image, interpersonal conflicts, and trauma.

 

At the core of Jaye’s philosophy is the belief in the transformative potential inherent in each individual’s life She is committed to fostering an environment characterized by empathy, non-judgment, and compassion to facilitate growth for her clients. Jaye employs a collaborative therapeutic approach, integrating techniques such as cognitive-behavioural therapy and dialectical behavioural therapy. Establishing a constructive therapeutic alliance is of paramount importance to her, serving as the foundation for achieving successful outcomes.

 

Continuing her commitment to professional development, Jaye is currently focusing on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and holds certification in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) from EMDRIA. This ongoing training enhances her therapeutic repertoire and strengthens her ability to provide comprehensive support.

JAMIE ROSE, M.A., CCC.

COUNSELLOR

Jamie Rose holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She places a high emphasis on building a strong therapeutic alliance with her clients, creating a safe and trusting environment. Jamie utilizes an eclectic approach in her sessions, incorporating various techniques and methodologies but primarily drawing from Dialectical and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to best suit the needs of her clients and collaboratively work towards achieving their therapeutic goals.

 

Jamie has experience working with clients of diverse ages and backgrounds, including children, adolescents, families, young adults, and adults. She has worked with clients presenting with various issues such as stress management, school-related anxiety, low self-esteem and confidence, performance anxiety, social anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, and grief and loss.

 

In her sessions, Jamie employs reflective and empathic listening, validation, normalization, psychoeducation, and increasing awareness and understanding of emotional processes and responses. Her approach integrates relevant techniques from evidence-based therapy modalities, creating an individualized treatment plan that is effective and tailored to each client’s unique needs.

 

In Jamie’s therapeutic approach, she values the individuality of each client’s needs in therapy and believes in tailoring the treatment to help them achieve their aspirations within their unique circumstances.

FANNY BARRET, M.A.

COUNSELLOR

Fanny Barret (she/her) is a psychological associate working towards obtaining her Psychotherapy permit. She holds a Masters degree (MA) in Counselling Psychology from McGill University and a BA in Applied Psychology from Bishop’s University.

Fanny recently completed a year-long internship providing counselling services to cancer patients and their caregivers. She had previously completed an internship with university students, and went on to work as a high school counsellor, providing mental health and career counselling to adolescents from 12 to 17 years old. She worked with a variety of issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, fear of dying, survivor’s guilt, relationship issues (with partners, parents, and friends) substance abuse, and gender and sexuality issues.

Fanny believes that the bond between a client and their therapist is one of the main factors of therapeutic change and her focus is on building trust and providing a safe space within the boundaries of the therapeutic relationship. She believes clients have an innate capacity for change within them, and she would like to be able to work with clients collaboratively to help them find the tools to navigate through and enrich their life. Fanny has a strong interest in Mindfulness, Client-Centered therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and she is getting training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. She is fully bilingual in French and English.

REBECCA YOUNG

B.A., M.S.W., SOCIAL WORKER

Rebecca Young is a registered social worker (Ordre des Travailleurs Sociaux et des Thérapeutes Conjugaux et Familiaux de Quebec), holding a BA in psychology from Concordia University, and a Master’s in Social Work from McGill University. Her research focused on understanding and improving ways to promote family or caregiver support for clients supporting a loved one with a mental health issue.

 

For over 10 years, Rebecca has worked in several clinical settings, including readaptation centres, hospital in- and outpatient units, youth protection, and intensive case management services. There, Rebecca has received training in crisis prevention and intervention, suicide risk assessment, clinical case management, as well as several approaches for helping people with an autism spectrum disorder or intellectual disability.

She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults and their families to address diverse and complex needs. She has worked with a broad clientele, including diagnoses of intellectual disability, autism, mental health and a range of psychosocial issues.

A humanistic practitioner at heart, Rebecca prioritizes building rapport with clients. Her practice is grounded in the evidence base to offer a tailored, empirically supported, client-centered service that is shown to improve outcomes. She is known for her ability to develop a strong therapeutic alliance with clients, become attuned to their needs, and offer an individualized and meaningful service.

SOPHIE SYDORIAK R.N., M.A

NURSE PRACTITIONER

Sophie is a Master’s student in the Counselling Psychology program at McGill University. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and Psychology from the University of Montreal. As a clinical nurse for over five (5) years, she has extensive clinical experience with a diverse adult psychiatric population (e.g., anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorder, borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), etc.). In addition, Sophie attended several trainings to provide clinical interventions adapted to the therapeutic needs of her clients. In particular, she is trained in the application of Reconsolidation Therapy (Brunet Method) for individuals with PTSD.

Sophie places great importance on creating an empathetic therapeutic environment conducive to self-acceptance and behavioural change in her clients. She aspires to specialize her clinical interventions in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). 

ROBIN GLANCE, P.Dt.

Nutritionist

Robin Glance is a registered dietitian with over 12 years of clinical experience. She has a private practice where she works with clients of all ages to help improve food habits as well as clients’ relationships with food. Robin takes a non-diet approach to counseling and does not believe in strict rules or deprivation.

 

Robin has appeared on Global, Breakfast Television, CJAD and CBC Radio as a nutritional expert.

LINDSAY WEISBLOOM, M.Ed.

Learning Specialist

Lindsay Weisbloom is a high school resource teacher with over 15 years of experience working with students with various special needs such as ADHD, learning difficulties, speech and language disorders and autism.  She has her B.Ed in Elementary Education and a M. Ed in Inclusive Education from McGill University. She has worked in both elementary and high school settings supporting students in reading, reading comprehension, written expression, math, social skills and executive functioning skills. She has also worked as an administrator in the high school setting and has vast knowledge of the English public school system. She takes a child-centered approach in her practice and works with the students at their own individual level. 


AMY SHAPIRO

PH.D., PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Dr. Amy Shapiro has worked in schools and community for over 15 years, providing educational services to children and families. She is a licensed high school teacher and received her M.Ed and Ph.D from the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology at McGill University. Amy’s research interests are in school mental health promotion, specifically program development, implementation, and evaluation. She is the co-creator of StressOFF Strategies©, a stress management program for adolescents. Amy has published on the feasibility and acceptability of StressOFF Strategies and has presented at numerous conferences.
Her practice with children and families centers on promoting intrapersonal resilience. She strongly believes in empowering clients with knowledge and concrete strategies to improve their wellbeing within an emotionally safe and judgement-free space.

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Clinic Administrator

Dena is the administrative assistant at the Grey Zone Psychology & Wellness Center. Dena’s role is to assist not only the psychologists, but each individual patient. She is often the first person to be in contact with our patient. She can provide them with information, answer their questions and help them to set up appointments. Her goal is to ensure that everyone has a prompt, efficient and pleasant experience, not only when dealing with her, but when dealing with the centre.