Welcome to PsyVitalitï
All of our licensed therapists are specialized in cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), one of the most effective methods of therapy. For more information or to schedule an appointment, consult our online booking platform.
Leanna Zozula, Ph.D.
Leanna is a registered psychologist and Clinical Director of PsyVitalitï. She obtained her doctorate degree from McGill University and was trained and worked in many settings in Albany, New York and Montreal, Quebec. Over the last 20 years, Leanna has been helping adolescents, adults, families and couples to attain increased sense of wellbeing by teaching them methods to better face a variety of issues, such as navigating difficult life decisions, alleviating feelings of depression and stress, and coping with relationship problems.
Jean-Marc Assaad, Ph.D.
Jean-Marc is a registered psychologist and Director of Online Services at PsyVitalitï. He obtained his doctoral degree from McGill University, where he also taught. In addition to providing therapy and coaching to help people attain their life goals, he also specializes in teaching people powerful communication strategies to help facilitate their personal, family and work relationships. For over 15 years, Jean-Marc has also been regularly offering conferences and trainings to health care professionals to better help them help their clients.
Amanjot K. Gill, M.S.W., R.S.W.
Amanjot assists and supports individuals to reach improved functioning at their own pace, and to be strong and skilled experts of their own needs. She helps build unique and practical tool kits which are versatile in the workplace, during panic or stressful situations, while improving communication with people in life, through chronic health conditions, etc.
Jessica Larsen-Halikowski, Registered Social Worker (M.S.W.)
Jessica is a Registered Social Worker who strives to create a caring, safe, and non-judgmental environment where her clients can heal and improve their wellbeing. Jessica holds a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Toronto and is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and the Alberta College of Social Workers. She has been trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Narrative Therapy. Jessica is passionate about building a collaborative and empowering relationship with her clients to support them in meeting their goals in a way that is aligned with their needs and values.
Cora McLachlan, Psychologist
Cora is a Registered Psychologist, with a master’s degree obtained from Athabasca University which she obtained in 2014. She has experience in agency, school, hospital and private practice settings with children, adolescents, families and individual adults. Cora’s approach to counselling includes Cognitive-Behavioural, Solution Focused and attachment-based approaches; she is also a Registered Art Therapist, with a background in addictions counselling.
Lori Walls, Ph.D.
Lori is a clinical psychologist who received her doctorate from the University of Alberta. Lori’s practice includes the use of cognitive-behavioural and solution focused techniques with the integration of other counselling methods when needed. She has worked in a number of community settings and her experience includes helping adults, adolescents, youth, couples, families and groups. Lori’s ability to focus on client strengths, build on solutions and form meaningful therapeutic relationships has proven effective across a range of client concerns.
Sana Zaidi, Master of Social Work (M.S.W., R.S.W.)
Sana is a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto. She has over five years of professional experience in non-profit organizations, distress centers, family health teams, and most recently, psychotherapy. Sana works with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, academic stressors, family conflict, and major life transitions. During her sessions, she strives to create a safe, inclusive, and collaborative environment with clients from all walks of life. Sana practices from a psychotherapy integrative framework that includes anti-oppressive, client-centered, and cultural humility approaches.
Andrea Moreno, Social Work Intern
Andrea is dedicated to creating a space that is caring, safe, and strengths focused. With many years of experience in family social work, she has a deep understanding of how anxiety, depression, family relationships, and daily stressors impact her clients’ lives. She uses a variety of psychotherapy modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-based techniques to support clients in their journey towards wellness. She is a Registered Social Worker in British Columbia and is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work degree in clinical counseling from UBC-Okanagan. Andrea is working under the supervision of Amanjot Gill, MSW.
Leah Reinhartz, Registered Social Worker (M.S.W.)
Leah Reinhartz is a Registered Social Worker who holds a Master of Social Work degree from Boston College. She specializes in treating anxiety and depression and utilizes an integrated approach in her work; such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Solution Focused and Psychodynamic modalities.
Zac Berg, Registered Psychologist
Zac Berg is a Registered Psychologist who completed a Master of Arts in Counselling from City University of Seattle in 2014. Zac has over five years of experience working in the student population. He uses a wide variety of therapies including motivational interviewing, emotion focused therapy, mindfulness and cognitive behavioural therapy. Zac’s approach to therapy is to meet people where they are with compassion, grace, humour and understanding.
Jonathan Carter, Registered Social Worker (M.S.W.)
Jonathan is a registered social worker with the BC College of Social Workers who obtained his Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto and his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia. Jonathan utilizes multiple modalities in therapy including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, and Brief Solution-Focused therapy. Jonathan assists with navigating issues such as depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges to achieve a greater sense of wellbeing.
Makena Arntsen, Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
Makena is currently pursuing her master’s in social work at the University of Toronto. She has experience working with adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues and interpersonal difficulties. She aims to create a warm, safe, and open environment where she can work collaboratively with her clients to attain their goals.
Caitlin Ebbers, Psychologist
Caitlin is a Registered Psychologist who received a master’s degree from the Adler School for Professional Psychology in Chicago. She has worked with clients to help them heal from negative experiences, achieve success and cope with new challenges. She believes people are most likely to find hope and healing within the context of a safe, empowering relationship. Caitlin integrates cognitive behavioral and solution-focused therapeutic techniques with an attachment-based, trauma-informed approach to counselling.
Alexandra Statham, Social Work Intern
Alex is a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from the University of Toronto. She has extensive experience working with Toronto’s street involved population in community mental health and substance use. She has supported individuals experiencing a multitude of issues including anxiety, depression, psychosis, and substance use. She approaches her work with an anti-oppressive and trauma informed lens. Alex has been trained in therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT).
Davina Mukinav, Social Work Intern
Davina is currently a Master of Social Work student at the University of Toronto. She works from an anti-oppressive and client-centered framework. She has experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, perfectionism, and self-esteem issues. She aims to foster a safe, warm, inclusive, and collaborative environment to help clients achieve their optimal level of wellbeing. Davina will be undergoing regular supervision from her practicum supervisor, Deane Taylor, MSW, RSW.
Christine Sterling-Charette, Clinical Psychology Intern
Christine has completed her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Adler Professional Graduate School and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Ottawa. Christine has been trained in a variety of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), while using a trauma-informed perspective. She approaches every session with the goal of creating a safe, non-judgmental place, where one can feel supported and valued. Christine is currently working under the supervision of Dr. Lori Walls, psychologist.
Meg Boulanger, Clinical Psychology Intern
Meg is a Therapist-in-Training registered with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. She is currently completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University under the supervision of Deane Taylor (MSW, RSW). Meg has seven years of experience counselling youth and adults navigating trauma, addiction, and other mental health concerns. She takes a client-centered, anti-oppressive approach to the cognitive-behavioural therapeutic framework. Meg understands that life is full of unique challenges and strives to create a safe environment to support individuals’ self-determination".
Rachel Braund, Master of Social Work
Rachel is a Registered Social Worker in British Columbia who has worked with individuals struggling with addiction, mental health, and high performance anxiety including burnout. Rachel received her MSW from the University of Toronto and has been trained in various evidence based modalities. She incorporates social justice into her practice as she welcomes her clients into a safe space to navigate challenging times. Rachel identifies as a white immigrant and has first hand experience navigating the many intersectional systems and experiences. Rachel’s work is rooted in trauma informed, systems theory.
Janine Thompson, Registered Social Worker (M.S.W.)
Janine Thompson achieved a Master of Social Work degree in clinical counselling from the University of Calgary and is a Registered Social Worker with the British Columbia College of Social Workers. Her education and experience in mental health of over 15 years have permitted her considerable knowledge in a variety of areas that impact mental wellbeing. She helps people through tough times, providing them the skills and methods to live their richest lives.
Pushpgeet Narula, Clinical Psychology Intern
Pushp is completing a master of psychology program at Adler Graduate Professional School. His aim is to create safe therapeutic environment where he and his clients can collaborate and learn more about conscious and subconscious goals, and the obstacle(s) in front of them. Pushp has experience working with anxiety, depression, perfectionism, and obsessions. Under the supervision of Dr. Lori Walls, he employs socratic questioning and a solution focused approach to Adlerian therapy.
Leslie Grenier, Registered Social Worker (M.S.W.)
Leslie’s primary focuses of intervention are trauma, substance misuse, and supporting youth and adults to explore their sexual and gender identities. She is a Registered Social Worker and earned her Master of Social Work from UBC Okanagan. Leslie is compassionate and non-judgmental. If you are feeling depressed or anxious she would be honored to help you recognize why you think, feel, and act the way you do. And, most importantly, co-create and enact a plan to help you change what’s no longer working.
Laura Klauninger, Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
Laura is a Registered Social Worker who obtained her MSW from the University of British Columbia. Laura has extensive experience working with individuals struggling with substance use concerns, anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues and life transitions. Laura primarily uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy in her practice. Laura focuses on the unique strengths that each individual brings to their session and uses a trauma-informed approach to create a safe environment for individuals to thrive.
Kristen Bot, Clinical Psychology Intern
Kristen is currently working towards a Masters in Clinical Psychology at Adler Professional Graduate School. She values a strong therapeutic relationship as a crucial aspect of the healing process and works to create a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment. She integrates Cognitive-Behavioural and Solutions-Focused approaches to fully understand and support each client’s unique journey of growth and transformation. Kristen is working under the supervision of Dr. Lori Walls, psychologist.
Virginia McConchie, Registered Social Worker (M.S.W.)
Virginia is a Registered Social Worker who earned her Master of Social Work degree from Loyola University Chicago. She has experience helping people who struggle with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions, and addictions. Virginia works collaboratively with clients to create a safe space where clients can feel heard and understood, and ready to address the challenges in their lives. She is here to listen, support you, and work with you to build the internal tools and insight that will help you grow and change your life for the better.
Kim McWilliam, Registered Social Worker (M.S.W.)
Kim is a Registered Social Worker who completed her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Toronto in 2014. Since then she has worked in a variety of clinical settings, using Cognitive Behavioral, Emotion Focused, and Solution Oriented approaches. Kim has counselled people through a variety of life challenges including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, trauma, and transition. Her style is warm, collaborative, and affirming. Kim believes counselling can guide people towards greater self-awareness, empowering them to make positive change and ultimately experience a greater sense of wellbeing.
Bryn Robins Mcleod, Clinical Psychology Intern
Bryn is currently studying Clinical Psychology at Adler Professional Graduate School in Toronto. She has experience assisting individuals with anxiety, depression, relationship and self-esteem issues. Bryn believes a strong therapeutic relationship is the key to creating a safe and non-judgemental environment where individuals can take the time to reflect and develop new coping strategies and greater resilience. She integrates Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Solutions-Focused, and Interpersonal Therapies (IPT) with other counseling methods when needed. Bryn is working under the supervision of Dr. Lori Walls, psychologist.