Practitioners

Meaghan Peckham, MSW RSW (she/her pronouns)
Registered Social Worker Psychotherapist

Meaghan holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto, and additional training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Relational Life Therapy (couples therapy), Internal Family Systems Therapy, Sex Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural 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 (individuals and couples) 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 their relationship to sexuality, gender, and sexual orientation. She works from a relational-cultural approach, feminist, anti-oppressive, and sex-positive approach, incorporating Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy.

My approach to therapy is client-centered, strength-based, feminist, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, 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 safe, warm, compassionate 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 building awareness, making desired changes and developing a more attuned and compassionate relationship with yourself.

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

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
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
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
Nolan Blodgett, MSW RSW (they/them)
Social Worker Psychotherapist

I have experience working with youth and adults with an emphasis on trans and gender diverse folks and the LGBTQ2S community. I have supported clients with a range of presenting issues, including anxiety and depression, body image, eating disorders, gender/sexuality-related issues, personality disorders, intergenerational trauma, complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and substance use. My approach is grounded in a trauma-informed, intersectional anti-oppressive framework and I aim to foster resilience and empowerment using a warm, collaborative approach to support folks in meeting their goals.
Practicing from an eclectic therapeutic model, I draw on elements of Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Mindfulness-Based therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Trauma Systems Therapy. My goal is to collaborate with you to facilitate the kind of warm and welcoming space you need to process your emotional experiences.

As a trans and queer identified person who was raised in rural Ontario, I am eager to leverage my lived experience and professional training to provide a safe and inclusive therapeutic space for individuals to explore their experiences of internalized shame and oppression.

To contact Nolan for individual psychotherapy:
www.nolanblodgettpsychotherapy.com
Email: info@nolanblodgettpsychotherapy.com
Andrew Ross, MSW RSW (he/him)
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist 

I believe mental wellbeing is more than simply the absence of illness; it is also about cultivating a sense of balance, self-acceptance, and creating a personalized vision for a happy life. From day one, we will work collaboratively to develop meaningful goals that will help you better understand yourself and work towards building the life you want. 

My approach in therapy is rooted in Person-Centred Psychotherapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, and CBT. My practice is trauma informed and takes an anti-oppressive and anti-racist approach.

My areas of interest and expertise include relationship concerns, managing anxiety, OCD including intrusive thoughts, grief and loss, sexual health, depression, and stress management. I am highly passionate about supporting LGBTQ+ identified individuals, university/college students, young adults, newcomers, first responders, physicians, nurses, and social workers. In 2018, I partnered with Toronto Victim Services to provide psychotherapy to individuals who have been impacted by homicide, assault, and other forms of violence.

To schedule an appointment you can contact Andrew by:
Email: therapy@andrewrosstherapy.com
Phone: 6477993515
Website: www.andrewrosstherapy.com

Darcy Turner, MSW RSW (she/her)
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist


Darcy Turner (RSW) is a queer psychotherapist located in Toronto, ON with over a decade of experience providing individual therapy to adults and teens. She is an experienced trauma therapist, clinical supervisor, and educator.

Darcy’s primary focus is supporting people impacted by trauma. This focus has guided her extensive training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) both of which focus on a mind-body approach to healing. Clients often describe her style as warm, direct and creative. She seeks to foster a safe and welcoming environment that celebrates the richness of people’s diverse life experiences and resilience. All of her work is guided by anti-oppression and social justice tenets.

In addition to her part-time private practice she has worked for the past 10years in a trauma therapy program at Women’s College Hospital. She also provides clinical consultation to a mental health team at a LGBTQ+ Youth organization.

There are a number of reasons people have reached out for support. Below are some of the common reasons:
-historical or recent sexual assault and its subsequent impacts
-intimate partner violence
-sexual orientation
-intimacy/sexuality
-gender identity
-interpersonal relationship challenges
-anxiety and depression
-self-esteem

To schedule an appointment, you can contact Darcy by:
Email: darcykturner@gmail.com
Website: https://darcyturner.ca/