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Reyhane Namdari, RP

Reyhane Namdari is a therapist, specialized in paediatric mental health. She has received a Master’s degree in Art Therapy from Concordia University and a Master’s degree in School/Applied Child Psychology from McGill University. Her training has helped her gain knowledge in the mental health issues of children and teenagers as well as an understanding of the impact of childhood issues and traumas on adults’ mental health. Reyhane is a professor (LTA) at Concordia University at the Department of Creative Art Therapies and has a decade of clinical experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with emotional and behavioral difficulties. She offers psychotherapy and art therapy in her practice and uses a variety of approaches including CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy, DBT, attachment theories, and mindfulness in her practice. Reyhane has years of experience working with the Cree First Nations, has ongoing therapy services funded by Jordan’s Principal and is registered with Health Canada (NIHB). She is also a registered psychotherapist for refugees under the IFHP program. Reyhane has been helping children, teenagers and adults improve their emotional, behavioral and relational difficulties since 2013.

Reyhane is not accepting new clients at this time.

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Mafalda Silva, Registered Psychotherapist, She/Her/Hers

Mafalda Silva completed her graduate diploma in Art Therapy (Master level program) at the Toronto Art Therapy Institute (TATI). Mafalda is a Registered Psychotherapist and a member of CRPO. She has experience working with youth and adults from diverse cultural backgrounds, in both individual and group settings. Mafalda is passionate about using art as an accessible way to connect, support and empower individuals. Her therapeutic practice is grounded in a trauma-informed, person-centered, culturally sensitive, and anti-oppressive framework that is collaborative and recognizes that we all have creative potential that can be explored for personal growth. In addition to art therapy, she integrates various psychotherapy approaches including CBT, DBT, narrative therapy, and mindfulness tools. Mafalda offers support to all gender identities, who may be experiencing concerns related to trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, life transitions, trauma, grief and loss, among others.

Mafalda can provide psychotherapy services in English and Portuguese, and is proficient in offering sessions in-person and in an online format. She is available at our Yorkville location.

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Jennifer Fader, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Jennifer Fader is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and an Expressive Arts Therapist, currently finalizing her training at the CREATE Institute in Toronto, ON. She provides psychotherapy and art therapy to children, teenagers and adults dealing with grief, trauma, end-of-life situations, chronic diseases, and other health issues. She has provides support to clients struggling with anxiety, depression, emotional dysregulation, ADHD, and Autism.

Committed to continuous professional development, she has furthered her skills through training in Trauma-Informed Stabilization Treatment (Level 1), Polyvagal-Informed Practices, Memory Reconsolidation, Bilateral Stimulation, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). She offers a supportive environment for individuals dealing with complex emotions, seeking self-awareness, or needing additional support during significant life transitions.

Jennifer offers both virtual and in-person psychotherapy sessions at our Yorkville and Pape/Danforth locations. Her ongoing engagement with acting, and personal arts-based practice in mixed media visual arts-journaling and fibre arts, keeps her connected to the creative processes that enrich her therapeutic approach.

 

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Roya Biazar, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Roya is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and has been practicing psychotherapy since 2022. She is completing a graduate diploma with the Toronto Art Therapy Institute and offers psychotherapy and art therapy to children, teenagers and youth.

Roya has extensive experience working with individuals with physical and psychosocial needs, particularly within the context of psychotherapy and art therapy services. She has worked in rehabilitation centers with individuals undergoing orthopedic rehabilitation, dialysis, and palliative care, making her well-versed in the complexities of well-being in today’s urban landscape. Roya offers a warm and open space for trauma-informed care and cultural sensitivity, always striving to foster deep and meaningful relationships in therapy. Roya would be a good fit for individuals who need support as they are struggling with chronic illness, life transitions, and caregivers of individuals in palliative care. 

Roya is available for online and in-person sessions at our Pape and Yorkville locations.

 

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Onyee Ip, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Onyee is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and Art Therapist, currently finalizing her training at Toronto Art Therapy Institute in Toronto, ON. She practices using an organic, strengths-based, person-centered approach that invites clients to guide the direction and pace of sessions to achieve their long-term goals. Her therapy implements mindfulness, psychoeducation, meditation, and narrative therapy in sessions to help clients discover new ways of coping and encourage better self-understanding. She endeavors and values providing a space for her patients to be seen, heard, and understood.

Onyee offers art therapy to children, adolescent, and adult populations who experience anxiety and depression, anger management issues, or other emotional and behavioral challenges. She brings a wealth of experience from working individually with children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in daycare and school settings, and continues to implement this experience into the therapeutic space. She is also experienced in working with individuals to address relationship concerns, as well as assisting in setting healthy boundaries.

Onyee can provide psychotherapy and art therapy services in both Cantonese and English. She offers both virtual and in-person sessions at both our Pape/Danforth and Yorkville locations. 

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Yu-Hsuan (Chloe) Ko, Registered Psychotherapist (RP)

Yu-Hsuan is an existential psychotherapist, who uses psychotherapeutic interventions grounded in relational, person-centered, feminist and mindful theories to working with children, adults and the elderly. She approaches the healing process from a culturally-sensitive and trauma-informed lens. She has experience treating  clients from diverse cultural backgrounds with a special interest in empowering women. Yu-Hsuan uses creative expression to explore life experiences, such as trauma, mental health and wellness, life transitions, grief and loss, existential issues and life purposes to promote healing and wellbeing.

Yu-Hsuan is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Ontario and offers online psychotherapy to clients in Toronto and Ontario. Yu-Hsuan offers psychotherapy services in both Mandarin and English and is proficient in offering art therapy and psychotherapy to her clients in an online format. 

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Jo Turner, Administrative Assistant

Jo provides administrative support to clients and staff at the Therapedia Centre. She has a background in art and graphic design, with a Bachelor of Visual Art from Auckland University of Technology in her home country of New Zealand, and a Graphic Design diploma from Humber College in Toronto. She spent almost two decades teaching English as a Second Language to people of all ages and ethnicities in South Korea and Canada, often using art as a way to communicate concepts and abstract ideas. While abroad she was able to spend more than three and a half years as a photographer travelling through Asia, Oceania, the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe — petting every cat along the way!