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Associates

Ms. Josée Labonté, M.A., C. Psych. Assoc.

Josée has worked as a Psychoeducational Consultant in both school boards and private settings and has a strong 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 than 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 a methodology for collaboratively resolving conflict with parents and teachers. Within the practice, she completes psychoeducational assessments and provides 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 behavioral concerns. She uses a cognitive-behavioral, 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 a member of the McMaster Autism Research Team.


Dr. Joshua Wyman, Ph.D., C. Psych., Clinical and School Psychologist

Dr. Wyman has worked as a school psychologist intern in school, hospital, and private clinic settings in Montreal and Pittsburgh.  He recently completed his Ph.D. in School and Applied Child Psychology at McGill University in the summer of 2019 and completed the requirements to become registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in June 2021.  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 behavior difficulties, ADHD, Autism, Intellectual Disabilities, and other Developmental Disabilities.  He also has therapy, coaching, teaching, and crisis intervention experience with these populations.

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 counseling 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 counseling 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. An in Psychology from the University of Guelph and her Bachelor of Education from Western University.  She is currently nearing the completion of her Master's 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. Alyssa Mueller, B.Sc., M.A .

Alyssa obtained her B.Sc in Psychology, Neuroscience and Behaviour from McMaster University and a Masters of Arts in School and Applied Child Psychology from Western University. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in the School and Applied Child Psychology program at Western University. Alyssa has a large amount of experience working with children and youth with a variety of learning and social-emotional needs. Within this practice, she completes psychoeducational assessments under the supervision of Dr. Sala.

Ms. Meagan Koufis, B.Sc., M.A., Counselling Psychology

Meagan obtained her B.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Waterloo and M.A. in Counselling Psychology from Western University. Meagan has experience providing psychoeducational assessments for children and adolescents. She has worked closely with individuals with various learning, socioemotional, and neurological profiles. Meagan also provides evidence-based psychotherapy for a wide range of clinical issues for youth. She primarily utilizes Cognitive Behavioural and Emotion-Focused therapy modalities.

Ms. Dorothy Moffatt, B.A. Clinical Psych.

Dorothy obtained her B.A. in Clinical Psychology from Dordt University in Iowa and is currently completing her M.Ed in School and Applied Child Psychology with the University of Calgary. She has considerable experience with children, having grown up in a family of 12 children that also provided foster care for over 100 other children. She maintains the role of Student Emotional Support Counsellor at a local private school and has also gained several years of experience providing assessment and feedback for families of children with brain injuries. Dorothy enjoys gardening and cooking in her spare time. She is currently completing her final internship 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 calls to booking appointments is a pleasant and efficient experience. In addition to her administrative duties, Ms. Lapointe assists Dr. Sala with traveling to schools to help children apply techniques they have learned in therapy. Ms. Lapointe has an S.S.W. Diploma from Sheridan College as well as a Business Administration Diploma.

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