Shannon Burton, MSW, RSW is a registered social worker who solely focuses on challenges related to children, youth and their families. Shannon pulls from her experience as a school board social worker, ER hospital paediatric social worker and community children’s mental health counsellor. She has devoted over the last 20 plus years of her learning and practice to the health and well-being of children and youth.
Shannon uses music, drama, art, play, sand tray, movement and yoga techniques integrated into Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focused models.
This mother of two has been described as passionate, genuine and energetic. Shannon continues to see the resiliency in the younger generations during challenging times. Her passion resides in helping children and youth feel heard, understood and supported on their healing journey.
Shannon provides support to children and youth regarding the following topics (but are not limited to):
- Family conflict
- Education system navigation (consultation & specific advocacy services only)
- Health care system navigation (non-medical advice)
- Self esteem/self-worth
- Trauma (historical)
- New diagnosis
- Chronic illness
- Learning disabilities
- Attachment related challenges
Shannon usually supports clients 6-18 years of age and their families. However, she will support clients and families with children 2-5 years of age, as well as 19-21 years of age on a case by case basis.
Initial appointment information:
Initial appointment information: Children/youth and caregivers must attend the initial appointment together. After the first session, it is at the therapist’s recommendation, in conjunction with the family, to determine whether individual child/youth sessions and/or family sessions are appropriate for future sessions.
Shannon Burton, MSW, RSW is a registered social worker who solely focuses on challenges related t...
Andrew is a registered social worker providing psychotherapy for individuals, both adults and teens (15+).
In his work, Andrew draws from modalities such as mindfulness, narrative therapy, internal family systems, cognitive-behavioural therapy, (CBT) and a strengths-based approach to best reach his clients where they are. His approach is personal and empathetic. He views therapy as a collaborative process between client and provider that involves his clients learning how to tap into their hidden resources. From there, opportunities for growth can be discovered and potential roadblocks uncovered.
Andrew is currently accepting new clients. He offers regular availability for virtual appointments with in-person appointments on Thursdays 10am-2pm.
Andrew is a registered social worker providing psychotherapy for individuals, both adults and tee...
From early childhood, Loen developed a love of science and keen interest in how the body functions in response to environmental conditions.
Loen Hansford, RMT holds a PhD in Medicine from the University of New South Wales, Australia. After a long career in patient-oriented medical research and communications, she re-tooled her skills to become a massage therapist. Massage therapy allows Loen to follow her patient-oriented career focus and bring the benefits of massage therapy to others. Loen is a graduate of Kikkawa College.
Loen is passionate about education, both for herself and the patients she works with, and works hard to develop her existing skills and develop new skills that will positively impact her patients. Loen is a highly skilled observer and rapidly assimilates verbal, non-verbal, and observational cues to tailor treatment to the complaint at hand.
Loen utilizes a variety of techniques in her treatments to match the goals and needs of each client, to balance therapeutic and relaxation massage techniques. Loen’s techniques include general Swedish massage, joint mobilizations, manual lymphatic drainage, and patient education and homecare support.
Loen is a classically trained singer. Although she no longer sings, Loen has a keen interest in working with people who sing or speak for a living, and those who experience pain, discomfort, and exhaustion when vocalizing. Loen is currently working to broaden her education in this area.
From early childhood, Loen developed a love of science and keen interest in how the body function...
Janick was first introduced to bodywork many years ago as an actor. During her studies, she became keenly interested in movement exploration. She became certified as a yoga instructor in 2007 and taught vinyasa yoga in group settings and privately for 12 years. She was also part of the core teacher training staff at Ahimsa Yoga Centre, where she was responsible for teaching anatomy and adjustment techniques.
Through her work as an actor and yoga teacher, and also through her own yoga practice, Janick believes that the body is more than flesh, muscles and bones. The nervous system, the breath, the energetic body are all part of the whole.
Janick graduated from the Sutherland-Chan massage therapy program. As an RMT, she creates treatments that are specifically tailored to each patient’s needs and goals, ensuring that patients feel really heard and seen when they come to see her. She aims to provide a space for her patients to cultivate greater awareness of their bodies. She works with firm but gentle hands, with a keen attention to flow, using a variety of techniques including Swedish massage, myofascial release, positional release, trigger point therapy and neuromuscular techniques. Her patients can expect a massage that will be both effective and relaxing.
Janick was first introduced to bodywork many years ago as an actor. During her studies, she becam...
Oksana Kolibaba, R.TCMP, R.Ac
Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Member of the International Association of Chinese Medicine Dermatology
Please Note: As of March 15, 2020 only virtual telemedicine herbal consults are available. No in-person visits until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.
Oksana Kolibaba is a Registered Acupuncturist and Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner who is committed to working in partnership with her patients to achieve optimal health and well-being. Her approach to treatment is gentle and she utilizes the entire spectrum of modalities within the Chinese medical framework. She incorporates acupuncture and herbal medicine to treat the underlying cause of each patient’s individual health issues. Oksana takes time to conduct a thorough health history, actively listening to each patient’s health concerns. She works closely with her patients to develop a unique treatment plan that best suits their recovery and lifestyle.
Oksana provides support throughout the entire perinatal journey, providing adjunctive prenatal care, labour and delivery preparation, and postpartum support. She routinely provides acupuncture for both acute and chronic conditions including sports injuries, back pain, arthritis, and neck/shoulder/knee pain. The treatment of disc herniations and sciatica are of particular interest to Oksana since she herself has undergone successful and lasting treatment for this condition utilizing acupuncture and Chinese medicine. She also treats a broad range of neurological concerns such as Bell’s Palsy, paralysis, diabetic neuropathy and post-stroke complications.
Oksana has a keen interest and training in treating a wide-variety of dermatologic conditions using customized herbal medicine and hand-crafted topical medicine. She has experience treating both adult and paediatric eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, seborrheic dermatitis, perioral dermatitis, lichen planus, alopecia, as well as various viral and fungal infections.
She is a registered member of the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO), Traditional Chinese Medicine Ontario (TCMO), and the International TCM Dermatology Association (ITCMDA).
Oksana holds a Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Eight Branches and a post-graduate Diploma in Chinese Medicine Dermatology from Avicenna UK. She completed advanced quarterly post-graduate studies in Chinese Medical Dermatology with Mazin Al-Kafaji of Avicenna Centre for Chinese Medicine UK at the Pacific College of Health and Science in New York City.
Oksana Kolibaba, R.TCMP, R.Ac
Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Amanda is here to support you with anxiety, relationship challenges, communication skills, and general life stressors. Amanda values building a therapeutic alliance and providing a safe space for expression. She believes that you hold the reins to your life, and is here to listen, provide tools, and help navigate so that you feel like your best possible self. She shifts towards a strengths-based practice founded in non-judgment, empathy, and trust.
Amanda offers psychotherapy for individuals for both youth and adults.
Amanda will support you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences in a way that allows you to begin to work through and heal from your self-doubt, anxiety, and uncertainty.
Coming from an Intake Coordination background, Amanda has years of experience in system navigation, service coordination, advocacy, and resource guiding. Having worked with a vast array of people, Amanda values cultural competence and practices from an anti-oppressive framework.
Amanda is here to support you with anxiety, relationship challenges, communication skills, and ge...
**Jen is not currently accepting new patients, with the exception being for TMJ (Jaw), Pelvic, Digestive, or Breast health concerns.
Jen graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy (CCMH) and has completed various post graduate courses in the following areas:
Myofascial Release for the mouth, jaw and tongue
Pelvic and Breast Health
Jen’s prenatal massage education also included a practical component in the High Risk Unit at Sunnybrook Hospital, where she treated clients with various issues such as gestational diabetes and hypertension.
Aside from treating common musculoskeletal issues such as strains/sprains, headaches, TMJ Dysfunction and chronic muscle tension, Jen also has a special interest in pelvic health and how massage therapy can help with pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD). Some common conditions associated with PFD are endometriosis, IBS, chronic prostatitis, etc, and may include symptoms such as pelvic and/or low back pain, urinary incontinence/leakage, or pain with intercourse.
Treatments with Jen usually include some sort of an assessment and utilize a variety of techniques, such as Swedish massage, fascial techniques, trigger point therapy, stretching, and joint mobilizations. She customizes the treatment to your specific needs and gives homecare in order to gain the maximum benefit from your massage.
Prior to becoming an RMT, Jen’s passion was in Latin dance and had her own studio in Regina, Saskatchewan. Jen’s other passions include language and travel which has taken her on many global adventures. She spent a year in Germany teaching English studies to children and a year in Cuba to study Spanish at the University of Havana. She is also fluent in Spanish.
When not working, you will often find Jen sipping cortados, reading a good book, or dancing at the salsa club!
Jen is a current member, in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
**Jen is not currently accepting new patients, with the exception being for TMJ (Jaw), Pelvic, Di...
Dr. Natalie Leib graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2010 with clinic honours. She has experience treating a variety of musculoskeletal conditions and sports injuries, and has special interests and additional training in prenatal and postpartum care.
Additional training and certification in:
-Active Release Techniques (ART)
-Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM)
Whether someone comes in with back pain, a rotator cuff issue, or other overuse injuries, her goal is to provide each patient with an individualized treatment plan to decrease pain and restore function.
Natalie is passionate about working together with her patients by providing the education they need to get back to an active and pain free lifestyle.
Natalie has taken additional courses and certifications in perinatal care, Webster Technique, and BirthFit.
Through her education Natalie has learned a variety of techniques and functional exercises to help pregnant moms adapt to changes happening in their body both during and after pregnancy.
She works with her patients using manual techniques to help balance the low back and pelvis and reduce muscle aches and joint pain.
Natalie guides her patients through appropriate movements and safe and effective exercises (accommodating for the stages of pregnancy and post part status) to decrease back and pelvic stress as well as strengthen the body in order to help pregnant moms have a healthy and comfortable pregnancy.
Natalie herself strives to live a healthy lifestyle and believes that staying active and taking care of your body help you to take control of your health.
Natalie sees children, teens, and adults.
She currently holds a 3rd degree black belt in karate and plays on a softball team. Natalie loves to travel and get outdoors with her husband and two young boys.
Dr. Natalie Leib graduated from the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in 2010 with clinic ho...
“Having the freedom to move without pain, while simple, is also crucial to living a life that is fulfilling and meaningful-both physically and emotionally.
When we are in good physical health, we can excel in our jobs, achieve important goals, show up for our community of friends and family-in essence, enjoy all of life’s joys and tackle all of life’s challenges.
That is why I feel so fortunate to have a career, spanning over 20 years, that allows me to help people move and feel better”.
Claire is a proud member of the Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Manipulative Physiotherapists (CAMPT).
This internationally recognized body represents physiotherapists who have advanced training (5 years post grad) in orthopaedic assessment and treatment, which includes joint manipulations (spinal adjustments).
In combination with other therapies, like education and exercise, joint manipulations can help you return to pain-free living faster.
Treatments with Claire may also include:
-Soft tissue release
-Functional Strength Training
Claire has training in Vestibular Rehabilitation (vertigo, dizziness and balance issues) and persistent symptoms post Concussion.
Claire treats a variety of other injuries like:
Muscle strain, tendonopathy, osteoarthritis, whiplash, headaches, rotator cuff problems, Knee ACL/MCL/meniscal tears, hip labral pathologies, pelvic girdle pain, ankle sprains, repetitive strain, postural dysfunction, and more.
“Having the freedom to move without pain, while simple, is also crucial to living a life that is ...
Taka has been practising manual therapy since 2005. His sessions resemble a physical therapy treatment where his patients are asked to wear loose-comfortable clothing. The foundation of his work uses a variety of myofascial techniques where oil or lotion is not required.
Taka has completed a number of programs and post-graduate courses including Massage Therapy, Acupuncture, Feldenkrais, Shiatsu, CranioSacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, Myofascial Release, and Lymphatic Drainage. His most recent accomplishment was completing Stecco Fascial Manipulation in northern Italy.
Many of his patients see him for complex injuries. Taka is particularly passionate about helping patients with TMJ Dysfunction complaints.
Taka utilizes the Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) understanding of how our body works. TCM involves treatment influencing an interconnected line of related structures called meridian channels. Taka provides a whole-body approach to treatment that is unique and gentle in nature, promoting self-healing of the injured tissues.
Available Treatment Options by Taka
-Manual Therapy + Acupuncture
-Fascial Manipulation: Stecco Method
The above combined modalities enhance Taka’s integrated approach to healthcare.
*please note- patients receiving Taka’s massage therapy treatments are usually fully clothed.
Learn more here about Taka’s treatments: HERE
Taka has been practising manual therapy since 2005. His sessions resemble a physical therapy trea...
Sarah graduated in 2005 and began her career by starting her own private practice within a wellness centre, located in Toronto’s west end. Here she saw a diverse clientele ranging from postural dysfunction complaints, orthopadic injuries, prenatal discomforts, and TMJ pain.
Post graduate courses include; Orthopedic Massage, Infant Massage, Sports Massage, TMJ dysfunction, Cranial Mobilizations, Visceral Release, and Craniosacral Therapy (adult and pediatric).
Outside of the clinic, Sarah is a busy Mom of two, enjoys the outdoors, keeping active, and growing vegetables in the garden.
Sarah graduated in 2005 and began her career by starting her own private practice within a wellne...
Julie is a Toronto based Registered Massage Therapist and 2005 graduate from Sutherland Chan School. With over 15 years of bodywork experience, Julie’s treatment style is a blend of therapeutic care and relaxation that is both restorative and corrective in nature. She has additional training in Medical Acupuncture from McMaster University (2012) and Cranial work (Sutherland Chan) 2007-2008.
Julie is a Toronto based Registered Massage Therapist and 2005 graduate from Sutherland Chan Scho...
Please note that Pablo’s practice is currently full. Kindly contact reception at 416 820 8588 to be offered a spot with a different therapist.
Pablo is a Registered Psychotherapist. He earned his Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University, and has received certified training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at the SickKids Community Mental Health Learning Institute.
He draws from multiple frameworks – Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-Informed and Solution-Focused Therapy – and tailors them to your needs. His approach is genuine, empathic, strengths-based, client-centred and culturally sensitive, while establishing a nonjudgmental and safe space.
Pablo has practiced psychotherapy in private clinical settings and at non-profit organizations, as well as over-the-phone and online, and has experience working with a highly diverse clientele which have strengthened his skills and perspective. He has guided his clients through anxiety, depression, OCD, emotional dysregulation, trauma, immigration issues, relationship problems and major life changes.
Pablo also holds a Master of Arts in Communication and Culture from York University, and this has broadened his understanding of the socioeconomic, cultural and environmental impacts on mental health.
He offers his services in English and Spanish.
Please note that Pablo’s practice is currently full. Kindly contact reception at 416 820 8588 to...
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and hold a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology.
I offer Individual Therapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, and Group Therapy. I enjoy working with Adults and Children / Youth (10 years and up).
Therapeutic Modalities I use include:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
- Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Family Therapy
- Internal Family Systems (IFS)
I work from an eclectic, client centred, trauma -informed, strength-based approach with the goals that the client desires to achieve through therapy. Each and every one of us carries different roles and responsibilities in our lives. From the pursuit of personal and professional goals, to supporting our family and friends, I understand life gets busy!
My approach to psychotherapy focuses on equipping clients with skills and resources to overcome barriers and achieve wellness in all areas of their lives based on their individual goals.
In my early 20s, I suffered a rare heart condition that required open-heart surgery. This was not a near-death experience; I was clinically dead for two hours as my heart was stopped to remove a large tumour. With first-hand experience of trauma, I became deeply motivated to understand the nuances of supporting clients through a trauma-informed lens. This experience also pointed me towards the significance of resilience building and strength-based approaches.
With a Masters in Clinical Psychology and nearly two decades of counselling experience, I am thrilled to support clients from all walks of life. Placing a high priority on empathy and trust within the therapeutic relationship, I approach each session with a spirit of curiosity. By identifying the unique experiences, challenges, and strengths faced by each of my clients, I can confidently move between therapeutic modalities, selecting those that best fit the circumstances of their lives.
I am a people person. I fill my life with sound, engaging and fulfilling relationships with family, friends and colleagues. In my spare time, I am a full-time mother of an adolescent who pursues swimming as a passion and a competitive sport.
Issues addressed commonly in therapy by me:
- Emotional regulation
- Anger Management
- General & Social Anxiety
- Panic Attacks & Panic Disorder
- Depression, Sleep Issues
- Chronic Pain and Illness
- Palliative Care
- Sexual Problems
- Stress Tolerance
- Stress Management
- Postpartum Depression
- Infertility and Adoption
- Couple Counselling
- Relationship and Family Conflict
- Trauma & PTSD
- First Responder and Veteran Trauma Care
- Crisis Management
- Personality Disorders
- Personality Development
Appointments available in-person, by phone, and virtually on Mondays and Tuesdays.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and hold a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology.
I offer Indi...
Stephanie Raines, R.Ac. is a Registered Acupuncturist. She obtained her three-year Acupuncture and Moxibustion diploma at Eight Branches Academy of Eastern Medicine. Stephanie is a member in good standing with the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO).
Stephanie uses traditional Chinese acupuncture techniques with additional training in reproductive health. She has a strong interest in treating gynaecological health such as menstrual disorders, PMS and menopause. As well as fertility, pregnancy support and postpartum care. Stephanie’s other areas of focus include stress, anxiety, insomnia, digestion and pain management.
Stephanie uses a gentle, results oriented approach and understands the importance of providing individualized care. She is passionate about working with patients to discover and achieve their unique health goals.
Stephanie’s modalities include acupuncture, cupping, moxibustion and guasha. Additionally, she is an advocate for patients taking control of their own health by providing dietary and lifestyle recommendations.
Have a question about how Acupuncture an help you? Book a Free 15 minute consultation.
Stephanie Raines, R.Ac. is a Registered Acupuncturist. She obtained her three-year Acupuncture an...
Jackie is a graduate from Sutherland Chan School, with over 10 years of experience. She believes in the subtle yet powerful effect massage therapy can have in supporting the body’s natural ability to heal and to find balance. Among the techniques she uses are Swedish massage, Joint Mobilization, Lymphatic Drainage and CranioSacral; tailoring treatment according to client’s needs. In her personal life, she enjoys practicing Yoga and is currently studying mindfulness meditation, exploring how it can help stress management and general wellness.
Jackie is a graduate from Sutherland Chan School, with over 10 years of experience. She believes...
***Kristin will be on maternity leave starting March 2022
Kristin’s enthusiasm for the power of the human body has been reinvigorated through watching her son discover the possibilities of movement. She is constantly inspired by what the body is capable of and believes in the power of massage as preventative medicine.
Kristin blends interests in Eastern and Western medicine practices to deliver dynamic treatments that are holistic in approach and encourage the client to reconnect with their body and release unconscious holding patterns through relaxing the nervous system.
Kristin has experience with over-use syndromes, headaches, tendinitis, sciatic pain, carpal tunnel and postural discomforts as well as pre/postnatal massage, infant massage,TMJ dysfunction and intra-oral work.
With an intuitive touch Kristin uses a combination of massage techniques including deep tissue, trigger point therapy, myofascial release, joint mobilizations, cupping and aromatherapy to help reduce discomfort and improve function.
Kristin graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy in Toronto and is in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.
When not working Kristin can be found running after her son, strolling through farmer’s markets and dreaming of new travel destinations.
***Kristin will be on maternity leave starting March 2022
Kristin’s enthusiasm for the power of ...
Marilyn graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and has been in practice for nearly a decade. She has done further education in perinatal and postnatal massage therapy and pediatric treatment through Trimesters: Massage Therapy Education as well as Hot Stone Massage. Marilyn’s background in dance and gymnastics, and as her university education in dance have helped deepen her understanding of movement and of the mechanisms of injury as well as given her a lifelong love of being active and helping others do the same. Marilyn is committed to providing a unique and tailored treatment to her clients based on their injuries, goals and lifestyle and helping them get back to doing what they love.
Marilyn graduated from the Canadian College of Massage and Hydrotherapy and has been in practice ...
James Vickers, MSW RSW is a Registered Social Worker providing counselling / therapy for individuals, couples (including LGBQT+), families, and children.
Over the past 30 years James has worked in a variety of community settings as well as private practice.
His extensive experience has covered a variety of mental health concerns for all ages ranges. He brings patience and curiosity when working with children, and has particular interest supporting teens and working with parents and families.
As a trained couples therapist James has helped married, dating, and committed couples navigate relationship challenges of long-term commitments. Including communication, infidelity, boundaries, and parenting.
He combines his vast clinical expertise with clients’ expertise in their own lives, to help clients move toward their “preferred self”, by way of meaningful, goal-oriented changes. James works holistically, drawing from many different evidence-based approaches individualized for unique clients.
Therapy sessions with James integrates a wide-range models including:
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
- DBT (Dialectical behaviour therapy)
- EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
Common topics for therapy include:
- Anxiety and Mood Disorders
- Family Reunification
- Legal issues, (Family and criminal)
- and more.
Appointments available in-person, by phone, or virtual on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
James Vickers, MSW RSW is a Registered Social Worker providing counselling / therapy for individu...
“Hello. You have made your way here because something isn’t working for you and you want some change.
I’m currently a Gestalt Therapist in Training and working under my supervisor.
Your journey through life may have left you with anxiety or fear that interrupts your enjoyment of life. Relationships are very important. Do you have difficulties in this area or is loneliness something you struggle with? Do you have anger that is hard to deal with or a voice inside that is critical? If you came from a family where there was addiction or lack of care, I can help.
Covid has made things much more difficult - situations that were manageable before can now seem overwhelming.
I understand how difficult and painful things can get and am committed to working with you in a caring way. We will work together to look at what is bothering you and holding you back from a life in which you feel more connected, balanced and empowered.
My way of working is to create a strong relationship between us and in this accepting space you can experience new ways to handle what is on your mind. Our work will include the body, emotions and discovering any old patterns that can be shifted into new energy for what you want. We can also look at unproductive thought patterns and how to feel more comfortable with current challenges.
My training and life experience have equipped me with the tools to help you. I bring experience in group therapy, a career as a non-profit professional, college instructor and significant international experience. A lifelong learner, I attend international conferences as well as trainings in mindfulness, ACT and working with trauma. As part of my ongoing psychotherapy training, I work closely with a highly experienced Registered Psychotherapist Supervisor, which ensures you the best possible support.
Many people find it very helpful to have someone to talk things over with. Let me be that for you.”
- Emotional Regulation
- Existential/Life Purpose
- Addiction/Family with Addiction
- Anger Management
- Grief and Loss
- Abuse or Neglectful Family of Origin
“Hello. You have made your way here because something isn’t working for you and you want some cha...