Practitioners

Meaghan Peckham, MSW RSW (she/her pronouns)

Meaghan holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto, and certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy. In addition to her part-time private practice, she works in the Trauma Therapy Program at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto.

Meaghan is a trauma therapist, who primarily works with folks who have a history of childhood and adulthood trauma, and who are experiencing symptoms that are impacting their daily life. Common concerns that people bring to therapy are interpersonal conflict, low self-esteem, trauma impacts, coping with mental health symptoms, boundaries, grief & loss, and desire to explore experiences related to sexuality, gender, and sexual orientation. She works from a relational-cultural approach, incorporating Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Trauma Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy.

My approach to therapy is client-centered, strength-based, feminist, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed. I pay particular attention to how early life experiences shape who we are today. I take a curious stance, encouraging you to look inward for answers and to explore patterns in your life.
I aim to create a space that is warm, inviting and collaborative. I view you as the expert of your own life, and my role as one that witnesses and accompanies you on your journey towards making changes.

You can contact Meaghan at meaghan.peckham@outlook.com
www.meaghanpeckhampsychotherapy.com 
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Jennifer MacLean (she/her), M.OMSc.
Osteopathic Manual Practitioner

Jen is an Osteopathic Manual Practitioner who attended the Canadian Academy of Osteopathy in Hamilton, ON.  She completed an extensive 4 year program and earned her Masters of Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences (M.OMSc.) in October of 2019.  She is a member of the Ontario Osteopathic Association (OOA) which is committed to rigorous professional standards and is recognized by the Canadian insurance industry.

Jen’s training was rooted in the treatment principles of Classical Osteopathy which included 1000 hours of supervised clinical training.  As a former certified personal trainer, school teacher and NCAA university hockey player, she has a deeply rooted passion for educating and helping others feel more in control of living a healthy & well balanced life.

Jen is best described as a body mechanic who focuses on finding health of the individual, rather than disease.  Her goal is to help you move better and function optimally, which means almost everyone can benefit from treatment!  Her treatments consist of gentle manipulations to realign your body back to its original state.  In order for the body to function well, there must be movement in all of its joints and tissues.  Functional changes can happen when movement is lost, and this can lead to pain or other changes in how your body works.  Every treatment consists of a whole body assessment because symptoms such as pain may show up in one area of the body, however the cause may come from somewhere else.  She looks for restrictions in the anatomy and encourages movement in order to better ensure proper nutrients can enter the body & unwanted wastes can leave.  Benefits of treatment can include but are not limited to:
– Decreased chronic/acute pain ( Including headaches/migraines, nerve pain).
– Improved biological functions (Digestion, elimination, urination, circulation, menstruation, breathing, sleep, reproduction, etc.).
– Decreased general stress, anxiety etc.
Improved range of motion/mobility & stability of joints & ligaments (Decreasing potential for injury and/or pain).
– Decreased muscle tension
Improvement of overall posture and movement mechanics.

You can find out more about osteopathic manual therapy here

To book a consultation with Jenny, email her at maclean.jenniferL@gmail.com

Camille Djokoto, RP (she/her)

Camille is a Toronto based Registered Psychotherapist and Somatic Movement Specialist providing trauma-informed, socially-conscious therapy. Her practice is informed by anti-oppressive, anti-racist, queer, and feminist values. Camille’s approach is relational, experiential, and embodied, inspired by somatic training, and 30+ years of dance and movement experience. Her practice integrates various body-centered modalities including Laban and Bartenieff movement analysis, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy, Body-Mind Centering, Gestalt, as well as Anti-Oppression, Grief, and Crisis intervention training.

Camille uses an embodied approach to recognize and process signs of stress and trauma, assisting clients to develop the skills necessary to tune in and listen deeply to the answers the body holds. Through somatic explorations Camille helps clients gain insight into behavioural patterns, drawing awareness to how we embody relationships with various environments, institutions, and oppressive systems.

Camille is experienced supporting clients dealing with racial oppression, anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, grief, suicidal ideation, self-harm, addictions, life transitions, chronic illness with a focus on breast cancer including physical and neurocognitive disabilities, as well as issues related to gender identity, sexuality, and cultural identity.

Camille is a member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), the Canadian Association for Psychodynamic Therapy (CAPT) and the Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists – Ontario Chapter (CADA-ON).

You can contact Camille through her website: embodied-therapy.ca or by e-mail: Camille@embodied-therapy.ca

Catherine Chen, M. Ed., R.P.

I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Outside the office, I am a mother, a daughter, a sister, and a dog enthusiast. I have an eclectic approach to counselling that begins with a compassionate therapeutic alliance. I am client-centered, and have training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. My approach is influenced by Mindfulness, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Buddhist principles. I believe that engaging in a trusting and authentic therapeutic relationship can help you overcome obstacles, find meaning, and move on towards your values and goals in life.

You can contact Catherine through her website: www.catherinechencounselling.com

Shirley Addison, MHSc., RP (she/her pronouns)

I work with people who are dealing with a variety of concerns, including relationship issues and histories of interpersonal trauma; lack of motivation; depression &/or anxiety; difficulties with feelings; low self-esteem/self-confidence; and gender or sexual orientation concerns. Therapy may also address difficulties managing life transitions; grief and loss; confusion related to personal meaning, direction and values; stress management; aging; and health & mental-health related symptoms. I offer a therapeutic relationship that is client-centred, warm, safe, supportive, non-judgmental, compassionate, interactive, and respectful.  
 
My approach is based in Relational-Cultural Therapy, an interpersonal therapy that also explores the personal and relational impacts of culture and social position. My perspective is feminist, empowerment-focused, culturally sensitive, and trauma-informed. We work together to expand your awareness, promote self-compassion, and make meaningful changes in your life. We explore how experiences throughout your life have shaped you, affecting your emotional well-being and habits of self-protection that may now be adding to your distress.
 
To book an appointment with Shirley, email her at: shirleyaddison2019@protonmail.com
Lana Lontos
Founder of Big Tree Mind, Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher, Psychotherapy Student, Writer and Media Creator

 Lana is the founder of Big Tree Mind, a teacher of yoga and meditation, Psychotherapy student, and a practitioner and advocate for mindful, creative and authentic living. She is the creator and host of the Big Tree Mind Wellness podcast and “Stop, Practice and Rest” Vimeo and YouTube series. Lana’s “Sustainable Shifts: Awareness of Moods and Habits” workshops have been a place of support for students interested in long-term and sustainable habit change. She is also a long-time yoga and meditation teacher at Modo Yoga Studios in Toronto. An opportunity for deeper exploration of mindfulness and yoga is available on her website and annual international retreats. Lana studied at Concordia University in Montreal and is currently a psychotherapy student at The Gestalt Institute of Toronto. She is passionate about mindfulness practice, creativity and exploring how we connect to ourselves and our work. Lana is actively involved in youth outreach and mentorships with the New Leaf Foundation and Aboriginal Mental Health & Addiction Program. She has dedicated a decade to studying trauma, anxiety and addictions. She believes wholeheartedly that awareness, yoga and meditation are tools which support the nervous system and contribute to clarity, focus and awakening.

Get in touch with Lana regarding psychotherapy and Yoga by emailing her at: lana@bigtreemind.com
Emma Moore, MSW RSW (she/her)
Social Worker Psychotherapist

I am a registered social worker who supports people to explore a variety of issues that create stress in their lives, including anxiety, self-esteem & identity issues. I specialize in supporting those who have experienced trauma related to sexual assault and domestic violence, as well as other traumas experienced in adulthood. I strive to recognize and build on the resilience, knowledge and skills clients’ bring with them, as well as work towards new growth and change.

I have trauma-specific training, including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, EMDR, Narrative therapy and Expressive Arts. I work from a feminist, non-judgemental, strengths-based perspective to collaborate on issues brought to therapy.

I take an eclectic approach to meet you where you’re at and provide the most appropriate support – whether it’s explaining the neurobiology of trauma, re-processing upsetting memories, strengthening coping skills or providing a safe place to unpack complicated emotions. We’ll work together to find a treatment plan that fits best for you and your life.

To contact Emma: emmamoorecounselling@gmail.com
Stephanie Turek, MSW RSW (she/her)

I am a clinical social worker providing psychotherapy and counselling services to youth, adults and couples who are struggling with symptoms of depression, anxiety, grief and loss or relationship stress. I have a special interest in working with parents during their pregnancy and postpartum period.
 
My practice is client-centered, strength-based, attachment-informed and trauma-informed. I am trained in and use different therapeutic modalities that include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectal Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Narrative Therapy and Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). My intent is to provide you with a safe, supportive environment and to work with you in a responsive and collaborative manner.
 
I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). I am also a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW) and The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).
 
Contact Information:
stephanieturekMSW@gmail.com
647-980-5083

Jacqueline Yeon Chu, MEd, JD
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
 
Jackie is a person-centred, relational therapist. She holds a master’s degree in counselling psychology and a Juris Doctor degree. A few years ago, she quit her career as a criminal and family lawyer to help end pain and suffering which seemed to be the root cause of unhealthy choices and family breakdowns.
Jackie specializes in helping people struggling with depression, anxiety, and relational issues. Her therapeutic approach is integrative and trauma-informed.

To contact Jackie:
647-725-2565
jacqueline.chu@protonmail.com
https://journeytherapy.ca/

Spencer Nageleisen, MA, RP (Qualifying) (he/him)
Individual Psychotherapy

 
You’ve spent years hiding your emotional pain away from yourself, struggling with life’s challenges, and experiencing a sense of “stuckness” in your life. As someone who has been on my own path to healing, I recognize the courage and strength it takes to reach out to someone for help. I will meet you where you are – be another human being in the room. You can expect to find a warm, calm space with empathetic listening. A compassionate space for collaboratively exploring your healing. Psychotherapy offers the chance for pinpointing the emotional pain that we’ve so effectively hidden away from ourselves.

I have experience in assisting with anger, depression, anxiety, insomnia, relationship issues, school challenges and other life’s struggles. I work from a person-focused perspective and integrate many different treatment modalities to individually tailor treatment so that you will get the most out of the therapy experience.

My own lived experience helps me to appreciate better the needs of gender and/or sexual minorities. Allow me to accompany you with empathy and compassion as you overcome the challenges holding you back from reaching your goals, achieving fulfillment, purpose and meaning. I welcome you to check out my website for more information.
 
You can contact Spencer:
Phone: (647) 800-1654
Email: info@spencernpsychotherapy.com
Website: spencernpsychotherapy.com





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Spencer Nageleisen, MA, RP (Qualifying) (he/him)
Individual Psychotherapy
 
You’ve spent years hiding your emotional pain away from yourself, struggling with life’s challenges, and experiencing a sense of “stuckness” in your life. As someone who has been on my own path to healing, I recognize the courage and strength it takes to reach out to someone for help. I will meet you where you are – be another human being in the room. You can expect to find a warm, calm space with empathetic listening. A compassionate space for collaboratively exploring your healing. Psychotherapy offers the chance for pinpointing the emotional pain that we’ve so effectively hidden away from ourselves.
I have experience in assisting with anger, depression, anxiety, insomnia, relationship issues, school challenges and other life’s struggles. I work from a person-focused perspective and integrate many different treatment modalities to individually tailor treatment so that you will get the most out of the therapy experience.
My own lived experience helps me to appreciate better the needs of gender and/or sexual minorities. Allow me to accompany you with empathy and compassion as you overcome the challenges holding you back from reaching your goals, achieving fulfillment, purpose and meaning. I welcome you to check out my website for more information.
 
You can contact Spencer:
Phone: (647) 800-1654
Email: info@spencernpsychotherapy.com
Website: spencernpsychotherapy.com