Mindful of the ongoing impact and influence of COVID-19, clinicians are offering a variety of meeting options (i.e., some continue to only offer online sessions through our client management system [Owl] and telephone sessions while some offer a mix of in-person, online, and telephone sessions.

If you would like to access in-person sessions, email your clinician and let them know. In-person sessions are only available to individuals who are at low-risk for exposure to COVID-19, are not presenting with COVID-19 symptoms, and have not had recent exposure to someone with COVID-19. Patients who attend in-person sessions are required to consult with their clinician about facemask preferences.

If you have any questions, please contact your clinician or the Clinic Director, Adam Terpstra, at [email protected]. Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding.

Welcome to Prince Edward County
Counselling and Psychotherapy

As a community-minded organization, we sincerely believe that emotional healing and personal growth are within your reach. Through a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens, we offer individual therapy for issues related to anxiety and depression, gender and sexuality, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and trauma.

If you live in Prince Edward County / surrounding areas and are seeking positive change, get in touch with us today.

In addition to working in person, online/telephone sessions are available for clients who cannot access the office and for clients who prefer online/telephone therapy.

Reach Out to Us

We are located at the Armoury Mall at 206 Main Street, Unit 2N, Picton, ON, K0K 2T0.

Please note that we are not a crisis service. If you are in crisis or in need of immediate attention, contact your local emergency call centre (911) or Crisis Services Canada:


Website: https://www.crisisservicescanada.ca

Telephone: 1-833-456-4566 (24/7/365)

Text: Send a text to 45645 (4pm - midnight, Eastern Standard Time); Standard Text Messaging Rates Apply

Our Services

  • Individual and Couples Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Registered Clinician for Indian Residential Schools - Resolution Health Support Program (IRS RHSP)
  • Registered Clinician for Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) - Mental Health Counselling (MHC)
  • Secondary Assessments for Transition-Related Surgery (TRS)
  • WSIB Community Mental Health Program

Our Specialties

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Behaviour Management
  • Body Image
  • Career Counselling for Educators
  • Coping Skills and Strategies
  • Depression
  • Dysphoria
  • Eating Disorders
  • Educational Issues
  • Frustration
  • Gender Identity
  • Gender Transition
  • Grief
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Life Transitions
  • Men's Issues
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Separation Divorce
  • Sexuality (LGBTQQ2S+)
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trauma
  • Women's Issues

Your First Session

Your first session can take anywhere between 50 - 80 minutes. During this session, you and your clinician will discuss your presenting concerns (i.e., why have you reached out for counselling services), your background (e.g., family, medical, social, etc.), gain a general understanding of what you seek from counselling, and identify how our services might support your process. You and your clinician will decide on how frequently you will meet (e.g., once or twice a week at 50 or 80 minutes), which can change as necessary.

Interested in scheduling your intake session? Scroll down to view our clinician's biographies. Those clinicians who are not accepting new patients have a notice under their headshot in red. Once you have identified an available clinician you would like to work with, click “Book a Session” and you will be redirected to our online scheduling system (https://oab.owlpractice.ca/cwcp/booking) and follow the prompts. Once you register your appointment through our online scheduling system, you will receive an automated email asking you to select a link to verify your email address. Please check your spam / promotions folder for this automated email.

Service fees are covered by extended health programs if you are covered for psychotherapy, psychology, or social work (MSW / RSW). Please review your extended health policy to identify if you have coverage for a psychotherapist, psychologist, or social worker (RSW/MSW) and speak with your clinician about this during your first appointment.

Cancellation Policy

When you book a session, your clinician reserves their time for you. In the event that you will be unable to keep an appointment, please notify your clinician at least 24 hours in advance, so that someone else may utilize the time. Similarly, when your clinician is unable to keep the appointment with you, they will give you more than a 24-hour notice and rebook to another date and time.

In the case whereby you are unable to provide 24-hour cancellation notice (e.g., you cancel an appointment on the day of the appointment [i.e. the same day] or do not show up for a scheduled appointment), unless for emergency reasons (e.g., medical or family emergencies), you will be charged the fee for your session and payment will be required at your next scheduled session.

Note: Employee Assistance Programs and other insurance-based programs will not reimburse you, the client, for missed appointment costs.

Adam Terpstra (he/him)

Clinic Director, RSW, RP

About Adam

I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Victoria in 2009, a Bachelor of Education in Social Sciences from University ofk Victoria in 2013, and a Master of Education in Adult Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2016 from University of Toronto. I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW), a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC), a Certified Member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (cert)OAMHP, a registered teacher in British Columbia, Ontario, and the Yukon Territory, and a voluntary member of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation (OSSTF).

Growing up in Prince Edward County and living in mid-to-large cities across Canada, I have worked with a variety of populations ranging from hard-to-reach inner city clients, adult survivors of childhood trauma, and the LGBTQQ2S+ community, which has fostered a sincere understanding of the various daily life challenges and struggles.

Practicing from a collaborative therapeutic model, drawing from such modalities as Attachment Theory, Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems (IFS) model, and Schema Therapy, the focus of my clinical experience has been directed toward the age range of 21 - 85 with presenting issues relating to attachment trauma, depression and general anxiety, childhood physical, psychological, and sexual trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and gender/sexuality-related issues.

Adam's Rates

Effective 1 January 2023:
Clinical rates will be increasing by $5 per 50-minute session.

Note: Adam offers online/telephone sessions only

Not Accepting New Patients

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

Reach Out to Adam

Speaks English

Bruce Dow (he/him; they/them [non-binary])

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Master's Level Student Clinician

About Bruce

We all need access to the compassionate presence of another. The work we will do together will be free-from-judgement and will invite the kind of bravery that only comes as trust is built.

In my clinical work, I use an integrative, client centred approach in the treatment of addiction, anxiety, body, gender identity and sexuality, career stress, depression, eating disorders, family issues, porn addiction, relationship issues, sexual abuse, sexual problems, and trauma.

Together we will explore which modalities best suits your needs: Attachment Theory; Emotion Focused Therapy (EFS / IFIOS); Existential Psychotherapy; Family Systems Therapy; Internal Family Systems (IFS); Narrative Therapy; Sex Therapy; Spiritual Direction; or Trauma-Related Dissociation interventions.

My master’s degree in intercultural psychotherapy and multi-faith psychospiritual care (Knox College, University of Toronto, Spring 2023) has brought to my practice a cross-cultural, all-faith awareness of the effect that cultural and spiritual experience may have one’s overall wellbeing -- both positive and negative. If cultural challenges or religious wound are part of your experience, they can be part of your healing.

I am known for my work in the performing arts for bringing awareness to issues of addiction, childhood trauma, eating disorders, gender identity and experience, mental health issues, and 2SLGBTQIAP+ dynamics. I continue to serve as an active member of outACTRAto (ACTRA) and the Association of Acting Coaches and Educators (AACE) in promoting advocacy for social, physical, and emotional safety in the performing arts and performing arts training.


BRUCE IS AVAILABLE TO SPEAK AT YOUR EVENT:
Contact Bruce at [email protected]

Recent Engagements include:


SPEAKING RATES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Bruce's Rates

Note: Bruce offers online/telephone sessions only

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

Reach Out to Bruce

Speaks English

Court Campbell (he/him)

Registered Psychotherapist

About Court

I received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from York University (2019) and hold a Master of Education in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Toronto (2021). I am registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) as a Registered Psychotherapist and am currently a member of both the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) and Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP).

Prior to working with Church Wellesley Counselling and Psychotherapy, I spent time providing frontline counselling to individuals who were battling addictions, experiencing homelessness, and overcoming the effects of trauma. My clinical training has granted me the opportunity to assist clients from diverse backgrounds who present with unique challenges—allowing me to remain flexible while we collaboratively customize the therapeutic process and the skills and tools necessary to meet your individualized treatment goals.

I operate from a strengths-based, anti-oppressive, and anti-colonialist lens to psychotherapy that is growth-oriented and non-pathologizing. Grounded in Psychodynamic theory and drawing from such therapeutic modalities as Internal Family Systems and Emotion-Focused Therapy, my clinical orientation holds the therapeutic relationship as the key element within the change process. To ensure the cultivation of a strong relational dynamic, I offer a safe therapeutic environment that is founded upon empathy, transparency, and genuine compassion while I accompany you on your subjective journey toward self-discovery, psychological clarity, and personal betterment.

Court's Rates

Effective 1 January 2023:
Clinical rates will be increasing by $5 per 50-minute session.

Note: Court offers online/telephone sessions only

Not Accepting New Patients

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

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Speaks English

Linda Sciberas (she/her)

Registered Psychotherapist

About Linda

I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from York University in 2000 and a Master’s in Counselling Psychology from the Adler School of Professional Psychology in 2003. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP).

I have been a practicing psychotherapist since 2003, working with a diverse client population ranging from young adults to the older adult. I have extensive experience with assisting individuals who feel overwhelmed by the demands of daily living and/or who are responding to a crisis such as the end of a relationship, a traumatic injury, chronic illness, or pain. In addition to my psychotherapy experience, my approach is also informed by my long history of teaching in the health and wellness field as a certified fitness, yoga, and movement instructor. I am also a part-time college instructor.

My approach is client centred and informed by a variety of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Adlerian Therapy. I am passionate about the importance of empowering individuals by identifying and building on their strengths while providing concrete tools and strategies that allow them to positively impact their mood, relationships, and daily functioning. My areas of interest and experience include: anger management, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, PTSD/trauma, stress management, and women’s issues.

Linda's Rates

Note: At this time, Linda offers online/telephone sessions only

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

Reach Out to Linda

Speaks English

Jabari Jordan (he/him)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

About Jabari

I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Philosophy from Bishop’s University in 2008, a Master’s of Philosophy from University of Illinois in 2016, and a Master’s of Psychology from Adler Professional Graduate School in 2022. I am in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO, registration number 13005).

I have experience working with teenagers and adults presenting a variety of mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, life transitions, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. My down-to-earth and culturally competent approach is informed by 12-years experience teaching overseas.

My primary aim is to foster a safe and non-judgmental space for you to feel heard and understood. With appreciation for the complexity of life, I integrate different therapeutic approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Regulation Therapy, Mindfulness, and Psychodynamic Therapy, to ensure the best fit for your therapeutic needs.

Jabari's Rates

Note: At this time, Jabari offers online/telephone sessions only

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

Reach Out to Jabari

Speaks English

Matt Harris (he/him)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

About Matt

Growing up between the USA and Canada, living and travelling worldwide for many years, I have experienced different cultures and ways of living. My experiences among diverse people groups have helped me to be compassionate and understanding of the varied and complex issues life often presents. I have worked with teens, adults, couples, people experiencing homelessness, and those struggling with addictions and mental health issues.

With a warm and gentle approach to counselling, I do my best to help clients feel heard and encouraged while drawing on counselling modalities such as Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Narrative Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy.

Having completed a Bachelors of Religious Education and a Masters of Divinity in Clinical Counselling from Tyndale University in Toronto, I am educated in the field of social service work, am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), and a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT).

Matt's Rates

Note: Online / Telephone and In-Person Sessions Available

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

Reach Out to Matt

Speaks English

Maria Aurora Zimmerling (she/her)

Registered Psychotherapist

About Maria

I graduated from Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and minor in Law. Upon graduation, I worked in the field of leadership development alongside Organizational Psychologists for over 20 years. In 2009 I decided to follow my passion for the human spirit's capacity for healing and wisdom, and began training as a Psychotherapist focusing on Cognitive Behavioural Therapies and working with anxiety and depression.

As a Psychotherapist I draw on many modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, and spiritual/existential psychotherapy to help individuals identify limiting beliefs and outmoded coping mechanisms. In this way, my aim is to assist clients become more self-aware and understanding how their thoughts/emotions can be managed so that they can build richer, more rewarding lives.

I believe we all have coping abilities that have helped us to get to where we are now. Sometimes assistance is needed to develop these abilities so we can move forward in our lives joyfully. In a safe and confidential environment, I help clients share their story. I have worked with anxiety, depression, parenting issues, relationship issues, stress management, and helping individuals get back to gainful employment after a setback.

Maria's Rates

Note: Online / Telephone and In-Person Sessions Available

Not Accepting New Patients

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

Reach Out to Maria

Speaks English and Italian

Marian Moon (she/her)

Registered Psychotherapist

About Marian

Upon completing Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) and Bachelor of Education degrees at Queen’s University I embarked on a career as a secondary school teacher at Prince Edward Collegiate Institute where I taught for 30 years before retiring in June 2021. In preparation for a new adventure, I completed a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP) degree with Yorkville University in July 2020.

I am a registered member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO; 009729) and the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT; 197440). I am also a general member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP; 5711-G), a non-certified professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA; 10003707), and an Active Retired Member (ARM) of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF; 64357).

Working with a wide range of individuals and couples, my goal is to assist those who are struggling with the paralyzing effects of trauma, fear, loneliness, and uncertainty. While utilizing an integrated approach, I draw upon Internal Family Systems and Schema Therapy therapeutic models in pursuit of assisting individuals move toward a brighter, more optimistic future.

Marian's Rates

Note: Marian offers online/telephone sessions only

Marian is currently not accepting new patients

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

Reach Out to Marian

Speaks English

Mitchell Manicone (he/him)

Registered Social Worker

About Mitchell

Having completed a Bachelor of Social Work from Western University in 2014 and a Master of Social Work in 2022, I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OSWSSW #824677) and a member of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).

As a queer identified man, it is important for me to connect with and serve my community in a meaningful way. Over the past 4 years, I have worked in the field of addiction and related counselling providing individual and group-based counselling services tailored toward LGBTQ2S+ folks, concurrent disorders, and trauma.

Practicing from a client-centered perspective, I utilize therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT) for PTSD, Narrative Therapy, Solution-focused therapy, and Motivational Interviewing practices for change. My clinical experience has been primarily directed toward folks aged 20-75 with presenting issues relating to Gender / Sexuality- related issues, Issues related to masculinity, Men who have sex with men (MSM) that engage in Chemsex / Party and Play (PnP), PTSD / Trauma, and Substance use disorder / Addiction.

Secondary Assessments for Transition-Related Surgery (TRS)

Secondary Assessments for Transition-Related Surgery (TRS) require an initial 80-minute consultation session and 80-minutes for writing the report. If Mitchell identifies only one 80-minute consultation as necessary in order to complete the report, a payment of $250 will be required at the end of the initial 80-minute consultation session and she will produce the secondary assessment report within 2 weeks following the initial 80-minute consultation session. Payment can be made through cash, credit card, debit, or eTransfer.

If Mitchell identifies further sessions are necessary and you agree to meet for those sessions, an additional $85 will be added for every 50-minute session to the base amount of $250. If you decide to postpone further appointments, you will only be required to pay $125 at the conclusion of the initial consultation session understanding that Mitchell will not create any secondary assessment report until future appointments are scheduled and the full fee is paid.

Note: If you have extended health benefits, you will be able to submit the receipt for this service to your provider for reimbursement if you are covered for psychological services.

Mitchell's Rates

Note: Mitchell offers online/telephone sessions only

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

Reach Out to Mitchell

Speaks English

Nicole McKinnon (she/her)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

About Nicole McKinnon

Having graduated in 2018 from University of Victoria with a bachelor degree in Child and Youth Care and in 2021 from Yorkville University with a master of arts in Counselling Psychology, I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and a Registered Early Childhood Educator in Manitoba and British Columbia.

I have been a frontline worker with children, families, and youth throughout Canada since 2014 and have worked with a diverse client population. This experience has afforded me extensive training and understanding of issues related to childhood trauma, military community, and at-risk youth.

In my clinical work, I am passionate about providing an empathetic, non-judgmental, and supportive space for clients to develop a deeper understanding of themselves. Practicing from a person-centred approach, my primary therapeutic modalities include Attachment Theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and strengths-based approaches.

Nicole's Rates

Note: Online / Telephone and In-Person Sessions Available

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

Reach Out to Nicole

Speaks English

Sandra Cesario (she/her)

Registered Psychotherapist

About Sandra

Having graduated from York University in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and from The CREATE Institute in 1998, I am a Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and have been utilizing a humanistic, person-centred approach, incorporating evidence-based techniques, expressive arts, and mindfulness modalities into my work for over 20 years.

I have a passion for expressive arts and meaningful community involvement and have had the opportunity to make positive connections with marginalized individuals and communities using a trauma-informed lens, inviting individual and community art participation and reflection in addition to providing mental health support.

My experience includes working with complex mental health conditions, grief and loss, self-care, in addition to trauma and resiliency. I incorporate eclectic psychotherapy techniques including a strengths-based perspective and solution-focused emphasis to meet individual goals. I have facilitated women’s groups and groups that supported healthy relationships, positive self-image and sexuality for individuals with ASD encouraging inclusion, access to information and resources. My experience has also involved providing support to families which have been impacted by a family member’s complex mental health needs.

Autism Assessments

In consultation and collaboration with a Clinical Psychologist, Sandra is available to conduct autism assessments which require an initial 110-minute consultation session and a subsequent 50-minute session to discuss the report summary. The cost for this full assessment is $2,000 and payment is due at the conclusion of the initial 110-minute consultation session. Payment can be made through cash, credit card, debit, or eTransfer.

Note: If you have extended health benefits, you will be able to submit the receipt for this service to your provider for reimbursement if you are covered for psychological services.

To schedule an autism assessment with Sandra, visit our online scheduling system, select Sandra, select "Autism Assessment", ensure you select "Church Wellesley Counselling and Psychotherapy" as the location, and follow the prompts.

If you have any questions, do get in touch: [email protected]

Sandra's Rates

Note: Sandra offers online/telephone sessions only

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

Reach Out to Sandra

Speaks English

Student Clinicians

To schedule an intake session with a student clinician, visit the online scheduling system, select your preferred student clinician, select 1.5 hour intake session, and follow the prompts. For additional information, get in touch via Email ([email protected]) or phone at 613-476-8850.

Note: In support of professional development, all sessions with student clinicians are audio and/or video recorded with strictest adherence to confidentiality, which will be discussed during the intake session.

Rachel Warner (she/her)

Master's Level Student Clinician

About Rachel

Hello! I'm Rachel (she/her) and as a student therapist, I offer reduced-rate mental health services ($20 - $130 per session, based on your financial abilities) to LGBTQQ2+ folx, Indigenous populations, and people of colour. I work with clients of all ages with presenting concerns related to anxiety and depression, body issues, career challenges, gender and sexuality-related issues, religious wounds, self-esteem issues, identity issues, and societal pressures. I draw from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Feminist Therapy, Geek Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Queer Theory, and Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy. But what do all these modalities and presenting concerns mean…?

In session, you can anticipate sharing your experiences and being asked to explore your behaviours, feelings, and thoughts about these experiences. Together, we will seek to identify the stories you believe about yourself, your relationships, and the world. We will integrate a strengths-based approach to counselling so we can find exceptions to the problems you are facing and identify personal strengths you can utilize in difficult situations. By identifying personal strengths, you can begin to rewrite your life narrative(s) and find alternative solutions that will contribute to an improved quality of life.

I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and Business from the University of Waterloo and am currently completing a Master of Arts in Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy from Wilfrid Laurier University. My Master of Arts program integrates religion and spirituality into counselling. I have training in Buddhism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and non-denominational spirituality. While I believe religion can be a source of healing or hurt, exploring our relationship with religion can be an important aspect to the therapeutic process. Upon graduation, I will apply for registration with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) as a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying).

Rachel's Services

Services offered through our registered charity Bridging With Support

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Speaks English

Samer Lazkani (he/him)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Master's Level Student Clinician

About Samer

I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Toronto Scarborough in 2017 and am currently completing a Master of Education in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE). I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

Growing up and working in multicultural cities the Middle East and Canada, I worked with individuals from a variety of walks of life. I have volunteered in several organization that supported various populations including Toronto Distress Centres and YMCA’s Newcomer Information Centre. I have also worked for three years as Lab Manager and Study Coordinator at the HIV Prevention Lab focusing on sexual health of gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men.

I personalize therapy for each client because every individual or couple have their unique situation. I combine deep care and empathy while drawing from different clinical orientations that include Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Narrative Therapy, and Psychodynamic Therapy. I have supported individuals with concerns that include anxiety, body image, depression, gender and sexuality identity, and relationships. I find that at the core of therapy is the ability to listen, provide a safe space for clients to share their stories, in addition to plan and move toward a path of healing. My passion is to empower folx to achieve their goals and find their journeys of self-growth.

Samer's Services

Services offered through our registered charity Bridging With Support

Reach Out to Samer

Speaks English and Arabic

Somayyeh Kamalou (she/her)

Ph.D Level Student Clinician

About Somayyeh

I completed a Bachelor of Arts (B.A., Honours) in Psychology from University of Waterloo in 2013 and a Master of Arts (M.A.) in Clinical and Counselling Psychology in 2019 at the University of Toronto. I am currently completing the third year of my Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Clinical and Counselling Psychology at the University of Toronto and training in the Intensive Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) program at Sunnybrook hospital. I am registered as a Student Affiliate with the Ontario Psychological Association (OPA).

I support individuals in their struggles with symptoms of acculturation, anxiety, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), depression, grief and loss, gender/sexuality-related issues, interpersonal difficulties, life transition, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Whatever the nature of your difficulties, my role is to provide a safe and accepting environment to allow collaborative exploration and understanding of your internal experience and finding healthy and adaptive coping skills to help you complete your healing journey.

I use evidence-based approaches tailored to clients’ needs. These include practicing from a collaborative therapeutic model incorporating modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), The focus of my clinical experience has been directed toward the age range of 18-85.

I am fluent in English and Persian and provide services in both languages.

Secondary Assessments for Transition-Related Surgery (TRS)

Secondary Assessments for Transition-Related Surgery (TRS) require an initial 80-minute consultation session and 80-minutes for writing the report. If Somayyeh identifies only one 80-minute consultation as necessary in order to complete the report, a payment of $250 will be required at the end of the initial 80-minute consultation session and she will produce the secondary assessment report within 2 weeks following the initial 80-minute consultation session. Payment can be made through cash, credit card, debit, or eTransfer.

If Somayyeh identifies further sessions are necessary and you agree to meet for those sessions, an additional $85 will be added for every 50-minute session to the base amount of $250. If you decide to postpone further appointments, you will only be required to pay $125 at the conclusion of the initial consultation session understanding that Somayyeh will not create any secondary assessment report until future appointments are scheduled and the full fee is paid.

Note: If you have extended health benefits, you will be able to submit the receipt for this service to your provider for reimbursement if you are covered for psychological services.

Somayyeh's Rates

Note: Somayyeh offers online/telephone sessions only

Do you have extended health benefits? If your coverage includes psychologists, psychotherapists, or social workers, you may be able to claim our services through your health benefits. Check your coverage and email [email protected] for more details.

Reach Out to Somayyeh

Speaks English and Persian

Employment and Practicum Opportunities

Employment Opportunities: Thank you for exploring employment opportunities with Prince Edward County Counselling and Psychotherapy. We are currently seeking to hire a registered mental health clinician (i.e., Registered Psychotherapist, Registered Social Worker (MSW/RSW), Registered Psychologist) for in-person individual and couple's counselling at our Whitehorse, Yukon, office (job description below). Employment preference is for an Ontario registered (CPO) Psychologist. Interested applicants are to submit their cover-letter and CV to [email protected] to the attention of Adam Terpstra. Should you require accommodations, please notify us of such accommodations by email at [email protected] or phone: 867-687-3468.

Practicum Opportunities: Thank you for your interest in seeking a placement with us. Student clinicians enrolled in a master's or doctoral level program interested in conducting an in-person placement at our office are welcome to send their letter of interest and Curriculum Vitae to Adam Terpstra (he/him) via email: [email protected]
Should you require any accommodations, please notify us of such by email ([email protected]) or telephone (613-476-8850).