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), Student of Osteopathic Manual Therapy

I am a 4th Year Osteopathic Manual Therapy Student providing whole body manual treatment. Through gentle movement and manipulation, I encourage your body to integrate and balance itself back to it’s natural state.

After spending several years training at an elite level as an NCAA hockey player and observing the development of the human body through athletics and functional movement, I decided to acquire a more in depth understanding of the body’s anatomy and physiology by pursuing my Masters of Osteopathic Manipulative Sciences. This is an extensive 4-year academic and clinical program that is rooted in the treatment principles of Classical Osteopathy. Preventative care and maintenance of whole body balance, movement, strength and mobility are the keys to a healthy and energizing life.

As a certified personal trainer specializing in mobility and functional movement mechanics I have a deeply rooted passion for helping others feel more in control of living a healthy and balanced life. I believe in educating my clients in the process of achieving wellness in order to build accountability for sustainable health. You can find out more about osteopathic manual therapy here

To book a consultation with Jenny, email her at maclean.jenniferL@gmail.com
Erica Beatson (she/her), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

I approach therapy from a client-centered, strengths-based, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed perspective. I aim to work with clients from a gentle, empathetic, and collaborative standpoint that allows the client to approach experiences at their own pace and level of comfort.

I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and a Certified Canadian Counselor (CCC). I have completed Level 1 Training with the Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.

I hold a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychotherapy from the University of Toronto and a Master’s Degree in Women’s Studies and Feminist Research from the University of Western Ontario.

You can contact Erica through her website: https://www.ericabeatson.ca/
or by email: erica.beatson@gmail.com
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

Liam O’Reilly, RMT (he/him)

Liam pursued a career in Massage Therapy because he wanted to help people feel better in their day-to-day lives. He loves working with patients to help the body achieve optimal levels of comfort, health, and wellbeing. Using a wide array of techniques and individually-crafted self-care plans, Liam works with you to build a treatment plan that works for you.
Liam has experience treating athletes, seniors, stroke survivors, spinal cord injury patients, cancer patients, and general wellness for common aches, pains and stress management.

Prior to becoming a Registered Massage Therapist, Liam worked for Pink Triangle Press for over a decade. He feels very much at home in the Church-Wellesley community and welcomes all LGBTTQQIAAP patients in his practice.

Liam is a member in good standing with the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and the Registered Massage Therapist Association of Ontario (RMTAO).
Services Offered:

· Swedish Massage
· Deep Tissue Massage
· Trigger Point Therapy
· Cupping
· Myofascial Release
· Joint Mobilizations
· TMJ Therapy
· Sports Massage
 
Call or email for more information and to book an appointment with Liam:
 
Liam O’Reilly
647.966.2760
liam.rmt@gmail.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
Kayla Patchett, MSW RSW (she/her)

Guided by the belief that healing happens in connection with others, I will create space for you to dive into those emotions that feel really big or overwhelming and support you in knowing that your feelings and reactions are valid and always have been. I have experience working with people of all ages and supported individuals as well as families experiencing a diverse range of emotional and relational challenges. I provide an eclectic approach and believe therapy is a collaborative partnership. I draw on a number of therapeutic approaches in order to meet your unique needs. You can count on me to be open, flexible, and compassionate throughout the entire process. 

To contact Kayla:
Phone: 647.213.1104
Email: kaylapatchett.rsw@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

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).