Mr. Stephen Gagné, M.Sc, Psychoeducational Consultant
Mr. Gagné has worked as a Psychoeducational Consultant in both school board and private settings, and has a working knowledge of issues surrounding education and learning. Mr. Gagné attended full time French schools in Ontario for elementary and secondary school, and completed a Master of Science Degree in Brain and Cognition at Wilfrid Laurier University. In addition to assessments, Mr. Gagné also has experience in tutoring/coaching students of varying ages. Within the practice, he completes psycheducational assessments.
Ms. Josée Labonté, M.A., Psychoeducational Consultant
Ms. Labonté has worked as a Psychoeducational Consultant in both school board and private settings, and has a working knowledge of issues surrounding education, learning and behavior. Ms. Labonté attended full time French schools in Ontario for elementary and secondary school, and first completed a Master of Arts Degree in Human Development then a Master of Arts Degree in Applied Psychology. In addition to assessments, Ms. Labonté also has experience working with children presenting self-regulation issues and teaching antecedent interventions as well as methodology for resolving conflict in a collaborative manner with parents and teachers. Within the practice, she completes psycheducational assessments and provides individual and family therapy.
Mr. Rami Saglam, M.A., M.Ed., Registered Psychotherapist
Rami has 12 years of experience in counselling and psychotherapy during which he worked with children, adolescents and adults in different countries and from diverse cultural backgrounds. He is an integrative therapist and draws on multiple psychotherapeutic approaches and techniques when helping clients. He helps individuals overcome issues related to depression, anxiety disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder/trauma, self-esteem, grief, substance abuse as well as issues with gender and sexual identity and the unique challenges faced by members of the LGBTQ+ community.
Rami earned an undergraduate and a graduate degree in psychology and completed a teaching program in special education. His most recent degree is a Master’s in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. Having the academic background and work experience in both counselling psychology and special education gives him the fulfilling opportunity to work with individuals who struggle with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) including adults. As a therapist with extensive international experience, he understands the challenges associated with relocation, transitions and adjustment. He helps individuals and families as they move to a new country, start a new job, or separate and go through transitions and changes in their lives.
Rami is a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). He is a Member in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT). He delivers his services in English, French and Arabic.
Ms. Ellen Crump, MSW, Ph.D., Social Worker
Ellen has a Ph.D. from Tilburg University in the Netherlands, additionally a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University and a Master’s in Theological Studies in Pastoral Counselling. She is a Professional Certified Parent Coach, certified through the Parent Coach Institute at Seattle Pacific University. Ellen has worked with children and families for 25 years. She has held positions as Individual, Couple and Family Counsellor, Lay-Minister, and Director of Sutherland Academy a private day school. Her doctoral research explored how therapy can offer children and youth tools for thriving – to build an identity resilient enough to fully cope in this disordered world. Deeply interested in your personal story Ellen will join with you in a unique counselling and mindful dialogue. Through story, education, and gentle reflection, she will assist you to find new ways to understand, new eyes to see, and new words to speak.
Ms. Elise Gammie, M.A., Psychological Associate
Ms. Gammie has worked as a Psychological Associate in both school board and private settings, and has a working knowledge in the areas of education, learning and behaviour. She completed a Master of Arts Degree in Psychology and is a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO). Ms. Gammie has experience working with children and adolescents presenting with learning problems and social/emotional difficulties, and within the practice, she completes psychoeducational assessments.
Ms. Michelle Dureault-Lapointe, S.S.W, Office Manager/Coach
Ms. Lapointe is our Office Manager/Coach. Ms. Lapointe keeps the office running smoothly and ensures that the process from initial phone call to booking appointments is a pleasant and efficient experience. In addition to her administrative duties, Ms. Lapointe assists Dr. Sala with travelling to schools to help children apply techniques they have learned in therapy. Ms. Lapointe has a S.S.W. Diploma from Sheridan College as well as a Business Administration Diploma.