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.

Trina Kushnerik,  Social Work Intern


Trina strives to create a collaborative, non-judgemental space where clients can explore their strengths and life challenges. She has experience working with individuals that have experienced trauma, abuse, and other mental health concerns using trauma-informed practices. She primarily uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Mindfulness. She is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work degree at the University of British Columbia with a focus on clinical counselling. Trina is working under the supervision of Amanjot Gill, MSW.

Rubbal Brar,  Social Work Intern


Rubbal (Ruby) Brar is a Clinical Social Worker candidate with over six years of practical experience. She has vested interests in supporting clients and helping build the capacity to communicate and teach skills to overcome challenges that hinder overall health and quality of life. Ruby is passionate about promoting empowerment, skill development, and being goal-oriented when working with clients. She is currently working under the supervision of Jessica Martinez Perez, R.S.W, M.S.W.

Jason Grieve, Social Work Intern


Jason is currently completing his Master of Social Work clinical degree at the University of Calgary. He is a registered social worker with the Alberta College of Social Workers. Through community involvement and crisis intervention services, Jason has worked with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, relationships, and stress. Using a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approach, Jason seeks to meet clients where they are to build empowerment, resilience, and well-being. He is currently working under the supervision of Jessica Martinez Perez, R.S.W, M.S.W. 

Kylie Kessler,  Clinical Psychology Intern


Kylie is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Clinical and Counselling Psychology at Adler Graduate Professional School in Toronto. She has experience working with adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, adjustment-related issues, chronic pain, and interpersonal difficulties. She offers a non-judgemental, inclusive space for clients to explore their strengths and work collaboratively towards attaining their goals. Kylie is working under the supervision of Dr. Lori Walls, a licensed psychologist. 

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, Registered Social Worker (M.S.W)


Andrea is a registered social worker who is dedicated to creating a space that is caring, safe, and focused on individual strengths. With an extensive background in family social work, she understands how anxiety, depression, family relationships, and daily stressors may impact her clients’ lives. She also has experience in academic advising, which allows her to help clients with decision making, school stress, and creating a work-life balance. She uses a variety of psychotherapy modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness-based techniques to support clients in their journey towards wellness. She graduated with a Master of Social Work degree in clinical counseling from the University of British Columbia.

Leah Reinhartz, Registered Social Worker (M.S.W.)


Leah has a Bachelor of Social Work from Ryerson University and a Master of Social Work from Boston College. She is registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and the Ontario Association of Social Workers. She works with clients who have a wide array of challenges such as but not limited to: Anxiety, Depression, Panic, OCD, ADHD, School/Relationship/Peer/Family Issues, Work/Life Balance, Perfectionism, Insecure Attachment, and Bipolar Disorder. She operates from an integrated approach that includes many forms of therapy such as : Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Trauma Informed, Schema Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. She would characterize her therapy style as being warm, empathetic, direct, validating and non-judgmental.

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.

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 a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist with a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto. She has experience working with youth and children as well as individuals in precarious circumstances. She is committed to creating a warm and inviting space where clients can share their experiences openly without fear of judgment. She works with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, academic stressors, interpersonal issues, and life transitions. She works from an anti-oppressive, culturally sensitive and trauma- informed lens. Makena has been trained in therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Internal Family Systems (IFS).

Hannah Goodman, Clinical Psychology Intern


Hannah is currently in the process of completing her Master’s degree in Clinical and Counselling Psychology at Adler Graduate Professional School. She has experience working with young adults seeking support through life transitions, career changes, school/work/life balance, motivation, relationships, depression and anxiety. Her aim is to maintain a safe, warm, and inclusive environment wherein she and her clients collaborate and utilize client strengths to create positive change. Hannah is working under the supervision of Dr. Lori Walls, a licensed psychologist. 

Alexandra Statham, Registered Social Worker (M.S.W, B.S.W)


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).

Kathryn O'Meara, Social Work Intern


Kathryn is pursuing her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Calgary. She has supported adults experiencing challenges with substance use, life transitions, family and relational conflicts, depression, and anxiety. She also supports individuals with learning differences and ADD/ADHD and any their concurrent challenges. Kathryn aims to create a safe environment using a trauma-informed and strength-base approach. She uses motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral techniques to empower clients to enhance their wellbeing and achieve their goals. She is currently working under the supervision of Jessica Martinez Perez, R.S.W, M.S.W. 

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.

Randi Hayley, Social Work Intern


Randi (she/her) is currently pursuing a Master of Clinical Social Work from the University of Calgary, specializing in Adult Mental Health and Addictions. She has experience providing therapeutic and crisis support to a range of individuals in various settings. Randi employs strengths-based and solution-focused approaches to help clients navigate challenges associated with depression, anxiety, sexual and gender identity, academic and life stressors. She uses motivational interviewing and cognitive behavioral techniques to empower clients to achieve their goals and enhance their wellbeing. She is currently working under the supervision of Jessica Martinez Perez, R.S.W, M.S.W. 

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.

Vicente Melgoza Moreno,  Clinical Psychology Intern


Vicente is completing a master’s degree in clinical psychology from Adler Graduate Professional School. His approach to therapy is non-judgemental and collaborative in nature. Through therapy, his clients deepen their self-awareness to live with greater purpose and increase their resilience to the ups and downs of life. His psychotherapeutic approach includes cognitive behaviour therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness. He specializes in anxiety, depression, and stress-related concerns. He also has many years of experience working with neurodiverse individuals including those with ASD and ADHD. Vicente is working under the supervision of Dr. Lori Walls, a licensed psychologist.

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.

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.

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.

John Segui, Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)


John (he/him) is a Registered Social Worker who obtained his Master of Social Work at the University of Toronto specializing in mental health. Utilizing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), he helps individuals navigate through their anxiety, depression, stress, sexual and gender identity (LGBTQ2S+), and relationships. His philosophy is rooted in building a genuine authentic and trusting relationship with his client’s. John collaboratively works with his clients to figure coping strategies to help deal with life’s challenges and to achieve their goals and full potential.

Liz Hagerty, Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)


Liz holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of British Columbia and is a Registered Social Worker with the BC College of Social Workers. Liz has worked in a variety of settings including government, health care and post-secondary. Liz works from a client-centered and strengths-based perspective. She works with clients to identify their inner resources, offering tools and skills that can be applied to life in a practical way and that supports clients in reaching their goals.