Christina Orfanakos MSW, RSW
Christina Orfanakos MSW,RSW (she/her)
Practice Owner/Registered Social Worker
Christina has worked in a variety of social work settings that have provided her with a diverse range of therapeutic skills and knowledge that inform the work she does in private practice.
She is passionate about her work with mothers who are struggling with postpartum mood difficulties, and those dealing with the impacts of childhood emotional neglect. She also works with children and their families helping them understand and tackle anxiety.
Christina completed her Masters of Social Work at the University of Western Ontario. She practices from a trauma informed, attachment lens and has completed additional clinical training and specialization in the areas of cognitive behavioural therapy, emotion-focused therapy and maternal mental health.
Along with evidenced based therapy modalities, Christina also believes in the importance of the mind-body connection, exploring how our lifestyle plays an important role in our emotional wellbeing.
The foundation of Christina’s practice is centered in connection. Christina creates a warm, compassionate space for her clients to share their stories and explore their feelings. She helps clients recognize their intrinsic strengths, feel through their feelings and understand behavioural patterns. She truly believes meaningful change can occur when client’s feel heard, understood and supported.
Jessica Jenkins MSW, RSW
Jessica Jenkins MSW, RSW (she/her)
Registered Social Worker
As an individual therapist Jessica is honoured to work with children, adolescents and adults, creating a safe space to allow her clients to process, explore, and grow. Jessica views the work of therapy as a dynamic and collaborative process and uses a client-centered approach.
Jessica has a Master’s of Social Work from the University of Toronto and has completed continued education in the areas of cognitive behavioural therapy, emotionally-focused therapy and perinatal and postpartum mental health.
As a mother of young children herself, Jessica holds a special interest supporting mothers in the postpartum period. Jessica appreciates the unique challenges, emotions, and physical and mental changes that the transition to motherhood can bring and feels called to support mothers in their own journey. Jessica also enjoys working with children and their families who are struggling to understand and manage challenging emotions.
Jessica supports clients to tap into their inner resources and unique strengths to empower them in working through life’s challenges, in achieving and maintaining mental health, and in striving for alignment and fulfillment.
Tanya Devlin-JohnstonMSW (CAND.), HBSW, RSW
Tanya Devlin MSW, RSW (she/her)
Registered Social Worker
Tanya provides individual psychotherapy to children, adolescents and adults. She has worked in a number of diverse social work settings over the years that have contributed to the development and enhancement of her clinical skills.
Tanya provides a calm, empathetic and judgement-free space for clients to explore their feelings and discover their unique needs and goals. She believes in working creatively and collaboratively in the therapeutic process, being mindful of the client’s own pace.
Tanya practices from a trauma-informed lens. She places a strong emphasis on developing the therapeutic relationship by creating a respectful, compassionate and positive environment in which people can openly share their feelings. She works alongside her clients to help develop the necessary coping skills to achieve peace and balance in their lives. She believes that by empowering clients, she can help to guide them on their own journeys of self-discovery, growth, healing and change.
She has worked with people struggling with a variety of mental health difficulties, including anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief, as well as with people affected by life stressors and interpersonal issues such as transition, relationship and parenting challenges.
Tanya has completed additional clinical training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT) and Maternal Mental Health. She is dedicated to her professional growth and development and is always searching for new opportunities to further enrich her clinical skills.
Sara Desroches MSW, RSW
Sara Desroches MSW, RSW (she/her)
Registered Social Worker
Sara is a Social Worker, providing individual and group-based therapy to those impacted by chronic & acute physical ailments, and those who are grieving. Using evidence-based modalities such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Self-Compassion, Sara is passionate about ensuring that every individual is empowered to have the highest quality of life possible. Sara works from a strengths-based, trauma-informed lens.
Sara has a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto, and has taken several postgraduate courses in therapeutic modalities suited to folks impacted by a variety of issues. She is dedicated to always continuing to learn how best to serve those she works with.
Through her own life experiences, Sara understands how isolating and debilitating grief can be, and how scary and confusing it is to watch a loved one go through health challenges such as cancer, Alzimer's, and Parkinson's Disease. She provides a safe space for folks to explore deep issues related to health problems, mental health problems, and grief & loss. In bereavement therapy, Sara works to validate the pain of grief, de-stigmatize grief and loss, decrease isolation and other debilitating effects of grief, and educate on what you can expect as you move through your grief journey. When working with those who are living with a health condition or caregiving for a health condition, Sara can help create caregiver-life balance, increase communication skills, decrease anxiety, and ensure your own needs and wants are met while balancing caregiver duties. Sara believes that each person is their own expert and that therapy must be tailored to each individual's unique situation and needs.
Through warmth, patience, and a true desire to understand you and your unique goals in therapy, Sara believes in creating a comfy space where folks can achieve their vision of a life worth living.
Sara Desroches MSW, RSW
Samantha Cohen MSW, RSW (she/her)
Registered Social Worker (Newmarket Office)
Samantha is a Registered Social Worker. She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from University of Toronto, after having completed her Bachelors of Social Work and Bachelors of Sociology through McMaster University.
Samantha has worked for the last 10 years with children, individuals, families, and groups in a variety of capacities. Her expertise is in anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, stress management, and parenting challenges. She is passionate about working with women's health and maternal mental health. Samantha has specific training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma Informed Counselling, and Family Therapy.
As a mother herself, Samantha has an understanding of the unique journey of motherhood, and is passionate about supporting maternal mental health. Samantha promotes a "come as you are" environment and adopts a strength-based, non-judgemental approach that promotes a safe-space to explore both recent difficulties or long-standing challenges.
She partners with her clients as they journey towards discovering their inner potential and address the challenges they are currently experiencing. Samantha is a strong believer that her clients posses inner strength and resilience that can help them move through difficult life experiences, and strives to join with them in gaining further insight into their challenges, while learning new ways of coping and promoting ongoing mental wellness.
Sara Desroches MSW, RSW
Sabrina Rashidi MSW, RSW (she/her)
Registered Social Worker (Virtual only)
Sabrina is a Registered Social Worker, wife and mother of two children. She completed her Master of Social Work at Carleton University and currently provides virtual therapy services in Ontario specializing in perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. She developed an interest in perinatal mental health when she became a mother and was inspired to pursue additional training through Postpartum Support International.
She has experience in a variety of social work settings such as primary care family health teams where she provided counselling and psychotherapy services for a range of mental health issues. She was also responsible for developing and facilitating various treatment groups for patients with anxiety and depression symptoms. Her experience provides her with a diverse range of therapeutic skills that inform her work in private practice.
Sabrina uses a collaborative approach and integrates various models of psychotherapy that have research and evidence to support their efficacy such as: cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy and cognitive processing therapy for PTSD. She provides services to individuals for a variety of issues, but are not limited to: anxiety, depression, stress, parental burnout, post-traumatic stress disorder, and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders.
The therapeutic relationship is the foundation of Sabrina’s practice. She strives to create a warm and inviting environment to help clients feel seen and understood.