Mr. Stephen Gagné, M.Sc, Psychoeducational Consultant
Stephen 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
Josée 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.
Mrs. Erin Mullings, M.A., C. Psych. Assoc.
Erin has worked in a variety of settings including community-based children’s mental health, children’s hospitals, and the school board. She attained her Master of Arts in Clinical-Developmental Psychology and is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) as a Psychological Associate. She has experience conducting comprehensive psychological and diagnostic assessments, and providing evidence-based interventions to children, youth, and their families. Erin has training and experience in working with anxiety, mood issues, emotional dysregulation, parent-child conflict, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), intellectual/developmental disabilities, and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Within the practice, she completes psychological assessments and individual and family therapy.
Dr. Stephanie Lavoie, C.Psych, Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist
Dr. Lavoie is registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She provides both assessments and treatment for children and adolescents with ASD, ADHD, learning disabilities, anxiety, mood disorders, emotion dysregulation, and behavioural concerns. She uses a cognitive behavioural, interpersonal, and emotion-focused approach to treatment. Dr. Lavoie attained her Ph.D. from York University in the Clinical-Developmental Psychology program. She works at McMaster Children’s Hospital and has previous experience in community mental health agencies. She is also member of the McMaster Autism Research Team.
Ms. Tanushree Bhandari, M.A., RP
Tanushree has eight years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults presenting with ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Asperger’s Syndrome, and Postconcussion Syndrome. With the use of Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy, Tanushree helps clients learn how thoughts cause feelings and moods which can influence behaviour, and then guides clients to find solutions to the challenges they are facing. Tanushree also provides coaching and strategies for students experiencing academic difficulties. Tanushree is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and holds a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health and Counselling.
Ms. Veronique Baril, M.A., C. Psych. Assoc. (Supervised Practice)
Véronique has worked as a Psychological Associate (Supervised Practice) in both public and private settings, and she has knowledge in the areas of education, learning and behaviors. Ms. Baril attended full-time French schools in Ontario for elementary and secondary schools and completed a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Moncton University. Ms. Baril has experience working with children, adolescents and adults presenting with learning problems, social emotional difficulties, ADHD, Autism and other Developmental Disabilities.
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., C. Psych. Assoc.
Elise 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
Michelle 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.