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Associates

  Ms. Josée Labonté, M.A., C.Psych. Assoc. (Supervised Practice)

Josée has worked as a Psychoeducational Consultant in both school boards 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. Currently, she is working toward the requirements to become a Psychological Associate with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Within the practice, she completes psycheducational assessments and provides individual and family therapy.

 Mrs. Erin Mullings, M.A., C. Psych., Psychologist  

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 Psychologist.  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 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.

 Dr. Joshua Wyman, Ph.D., C. Psych., Clinical and School Psychologist, (Supervised Practice) 

Dr. Wyman has worked as a school psychologist intern in school, hospital and private clinic settings in Montreal and Pittsburgh.  He recently completed his PhD in School and Applied Child Psychology at McGill University in the summer 2019. He is currently completing the requirements to becoming registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.  Dr. Wyman has completed a wide range of psychoeducational, neuropsychological and mental health assessments with children, teens and young adults who presented with learning problems, social-emotional and behaviour difficulties, ADHD, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities and other Developmental Disabilities.  He also has therapy, coaching, teaching and crisis intervention experience with these populations. 

 Dr. Randal David, Ph.D., C. Psych., Clinical and School Psychologist (Supervised Practice)

Dr. David has extensive experience working with children and youth in school and other clinical settings. He recently completed his PhD in School and Applied Child Psychology at Western University. He is currently supervised practice with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. Dr. David has completed a range of psychoeducational assessments for children and adolescents who have presented with various learning and socioemotional challenges. He also has completed assessments for children and families involved in family court and youth involved within the justice system. Dr. David also has therapy experience for children and youth who present with issues around anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse, and concerns around parental separation and exposure to domestic violence. He uses an eclectic approach depending on the client's needs by drawing upon cognitive behavioural, attachment, narrative, and trauma-informed practices.

 Dr. Debbie Nifakis, Ph.D., C. Psych., Clinical and Counselling Psychologist

Dr. Debbie Nifakis is a Registered Psychologist in Ontario who has worked at various University counselling services over the past thirty-five years.  Currently, she is the Associate Director of Counselling at the Student Wellness Centre at McMaster University.  She has been on the counselling staff for thirty years and the Associate Director for the past 15 years.  She has worked in Private Practice and served as a Regional Psychologist for the RCMP.   She has been a clinical supervisor for numerous registrants to the College of Psychologists of Ontario.  Dr. Nifakis provides psychotherapy for a wide range of clinical issues, and is trained in various evidence based modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

 Ms. Mireille Lanteigne, M.A., Psychoeducational Consultant

Mireille has worked as a Psychoeducational Consultant in school boards, community agencies and private settings, completing psychoeducational assessments with children, adolescents and adults. She has extensive experience in the areas of education, and learning. Mireille completed a Master of Arts Degree in Human Development and, after working for several years, is making plans to return to graduate school to obtain her Ph.D. Within the practice, she completes psychoeducational assessments in both French and English.

Ms. Laura Hulak, B.A. Psych.

Laura obtained her B.A in Psychology from the University of Guelph and her Bachelor of Education from Western University.  She is currently nearing the completion of her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology.  She has worked for 16 years as an elementary teacher, primarily in the role of a Special Education Resource Teacher (SERT).  Laura has a great deal of experience working with children and youth with a variety of cognitive profiles and learning needs.  She is also very interested in promoting mental health initiatives within the school system.  Within this practice, she completes psychoeducational assessments in English and French, under the supervision of Dr. Sala.

  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. 

 

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