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MEET OUR THERAPISTS

We use a collaborative, integrative, approach tailored to your unique needs, to help you overcome hurdles and become the best version of yourself.

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Aislinn Leonard

Starting therapy can be nerve-racking and overwhelming. Often times, people don’t know what to expect or if a therapist will be able to help them with theirchallenges.

I utilize an eclectic and individualistic approach throughout the therapeutic process to accommodate each client’s unique experience, needs, and goals for therapy. 

I strive to create a safe, welcoming, and comfortable environment and value the importance of the therapeutic relationship so you can move forward with ease. It is important to me that you feel heard and validated in your experiences and to foster hope in healing on your journey.

Experience:

Aislinn is a Registered Psychotherapist who did her Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology with Yorkville University. She is also a registered Social Worker. Over the past five years, she has worked at the Children’s Aid Society (CAS), working with children and families during difficult times in their lives. She has also worked at HANDS the Family Help Network, supporting children with Autism in striving to reach their full potential.

 

Client Focus: Individual (age 18+)

Types of therapy: 

CBT, DBT, Narrative Therapy, ACT, AF-EMDR

Issues: 

 Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Anger,
Parenting issues, Perinatal mental health

 

Aislinn.leonard.wlc@gmail.com

Rick Grundy virtual therapist

Rick Grundy

Sometimes people feel overwhelmed by problems that a therapist can help with, or they feel the stigma associated with needing a therapist’s help. Couples and families feel stuck in their cycles, and individuals feel locked in their negative thoughts and emotions.

I integrate a client-centred, therapeutic approach online. Being an online psychotherapist makes me accessible to you, with highly flexible hours to meet your busy life, and to reduce stigma since no one will ever see you entering a clinic.

 

I strive to be a safe person in a virtual space, meeting you in your own comfortable environment, and value the therapeutic relationship that can be created to help you move forward at your pace, and in confidence.

Experience:

Rick is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Tyndale University graduate with a Master’s degree in Clinical Counselling. Rick is also an ordained minister with the Alliance Canada and the PAOC. Over the last 29 years, he has worked with couples, families, and individuals from teens to seniors. For the last year, he has worked at a counselling centre helping couples, families, and individuals with relationship problems, communication problems, anxiety, depression, grief, failure to launch, and career counselling. He also volunteers as a board member of Ontario Marriage and Family Therapists supporting and advocating for marriage and family therapists.

 

Client Focus: 

Couples, families, individuals, teens (starting at high school, 13+)

Types of therapy: 

CBT, EFT, SFT

Issues: 

Anxiety, communication, depression, grief, parenting, relationships

Specialties: Couples, infidelity, integrative, failure to launch, families

Rick.grundy.wlc@gmail.com

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Alex Prichard

People's ability to navigate difficulty never ceases to amaze me, and I am always honored when our paths meet at a challenging time in their lives and I get to bear witness to their resilience and growth.

As a Registered Social Worker (MSW, RSW), I offer a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their experiences and work towards understanding and acceptance.

Experience and Approach

Alex offers a compassionate, client-centered approach, integrating elements of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training with other evidence-based approaches. She believes that psychoeducation about the nervous system's responses to stress and trauma, and the impact these responses can have on emotions and behaviors, is a helpful starting point to alleviate isolation and promote understanding and self-compassion. With a focus on nervous system regulation and emotional regulation, Alex works collaboratively with clients to foster a sense of safety and security while navigating life transitions, anxiety, and trauma. Together, you'll explore exercises and strategies to help you access a more joyful state where you can fully experience and savour life's moments. Alex is currently pursuing EMDR certification with an attachment focus to further enhance her trauma treatment skills.

Client Focus

Individuals (16+)

Types of Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training (emotional regulation, distress tolerance)

  • Trauma-informed care

  • Systemic family systems

  • (EMDR - currently pursuing certification)

Issues

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Trauma

  • Life transitions

  • Emotional regulation

  • Adverse childhood experiences
     

alex.prichard.wlc@gmail.com

Sarah virtual therapist

Sarah Mahimwala

As a therapist, my goal is to walk with you, looking at the whole picture together so we can break down the issues and work through them one by one. Using the narrative of your life, we can zoom into specific problematic areas integrating appropriate therapeutic tools as needed.

I strive to establish a strong therapeutic relationship that allows for a safe, understanding, and welcoming space whether across a screen or in person. With this established, it is possible to move forward together.

Experience:

Sarah is a Registered Psychotherapist. She has a visual art undergraduate degree and a Master’s degree in Divinity and Clinical Counselling. Over the past five years, she has worked both in private practice and as an online EAP therapist. She has worked with individuals and couples treating clients with depression, anxiety, trauma experiences, anger management, and interpersonal conflict. 

 

Client Focus: 

Individuals, youth (starting at 12+)

Types of therapy: 

CBT, SFT, Narrative, ACT, AF-EMDR

Issues: 

(Standard) Anxiety, depression, trauma, 

(Specialties) Self-esteem, anger, disordered eating

Sarah.mahimwala.wlc@gmail.com

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Evi Donevan

Sometimes life can be challenging and overwhelming. Trauma, grief and chronic stress can leave you feeling overloaded, all alone, stuck and unable to move forward. These challenges may seem impossible to overcome and can act as barriers to living a life that is happy and fulfilled.

 I believe that we all have an innate capacity to respond to those challenges. By coming to therapy no matter what you are struggling with I will provide a safe, empathetic and non-judgmental space for you to speak honestly about your fears, struggles and goals.

Using a collaborative approach tailored to your own needs I can help you to find that inner strength to overcome your challenges by building on the knowledge and skills you already possess. My ultimate goal is to help you find healing, peace and joy with who you are and what you have been through in order to lead the life you truly want to live.

Experience:

Evi graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Queens University and received her Masters in Divinity and Clinical Counselling from Tyndale University. She has also received training in Attachment Focused EMDR through the Laurell Parnell Institute in California, EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples) with Dr. Sue Johnson, and CBT (for depression and anxiety). She belongs to the CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario), is a member of The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT), and a professional member of OACCPP (Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists).

 

Client Focus: 

 individuals, teens 16+, couples

Types of therapy: 

→ AF-EMDR, EFT, CBT, DBT, IFS, Narrative, Grief therapy 

Issues: 

trauma, PTSD, childhood sexual trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, self-esteem, attachment issues, relationship issues- communication & betrayal trauma, premarital counselling

evi.donevan.wlc@gmail.com

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