Lisa Berger, Ph.D., C.Psych.

Lisa is a Registered Psychologist in the Province of Ontario. She has a doctorate in psychology from the University of Toronto (2003) and is a member of The College of Psychologists of Ontario. She has been in private practice since 2001 and has had a longstanding interest in working to help people mend their lives and enable them to live more fully in the present.

Lisa has a special interest in the ways in which we have learned to cope with painful personal experiences and the process by which we move towards healthier functioning. In her doctoral research she focused on self-harm and the experience of women who engage in this coping behaviour.

Parisa Akhlaghi, M.Psy.

Parisa has a Master of Psychology in Clinical and Counselling Psychology from the Adler Professional Graduate School. She works under the direct supervision of Dr. Lisa Berger as she is in the process of becoming a registered member of the College of Psychologist of Ontario.

Parisa’s clients include a diverse group of individuals experiencing a range of lifestyle and mental health challenges. Her individualistic approach to therapy allows her to facilitate a safe and supportive environment for her clients, where they can explore their needs and potential. Her approach to counselling emphasizes the connection between body and mind.

Rebecca West, M.A.

Rebecca is working towards a Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical and Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto. She is working under the direct supervision of Dr. Lisa Berger as she is completing a doctoral practicum.

Rebecca employs an eclectic approach to help people explore and gain insight into their life challenges, and bring awareness to one’s thoughts, feelings and behaviours. In her doctoral research, she is focusing on the experience of women who report sexual violence and its impact on their educational experience.

Nicole McAlary, M.A.

Nicole is working towards a Masters in Psychology from the Adler Graduate Professional School. Previously, she completed a masters in Counselling with a specialization in Clinical Mental Health. She is working under the direct supervision of Dr. Lisa Berger as she completes a masters practicum.

Nicole has diverse clinical experience and integrates evidenced-based frameworks in an individualized, culturally sensitive approach to therapy to create a supportive, accepting, and empowering environment to foster healthy coping and growth for her clients. Nicole has a special interest in working with the first responder population for support with mental fitness and treatment of PTSD, as well as, working with individuals experiencing relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, grief, life transitions, personal identity issues, and healthy communication goals.

Leeann Samuel, B.Psy.

Leeann is in the final stages of completing a masters in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. She is working under the direct supervision of Dr. Lisa Berger as she completes her masters practicum.

Leeann works with individuals and groups with diverse backgrounds using a holistic approach and adjusting to meet each client’s unique style, strengths and goals. She believes that each person is the expert in their own life and that from time to time we require help from a professional who can support us through life’s challenges in an open, trusting, respectful, and non-judgemental way.

Irena – Administrative Assistant

Your first contact when you call our office will be with Irena. She is very knowledgeable and will happily answer your administrative questions and facilitate your connection with one of our treatment providers.

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