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.

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. 

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.

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Annie Chen, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

Annie obtained their master’s degree in Creative Art Therapies (Art Therapy Option) from Concordia University. Annie supports adults and young adults navigating relationships, trauma, marginalization, anxiety, depression, life transitions, self-discovery, and other therapeutic goals. 

Annie’s intersections as a bi-cultural, Taiwanese, first-generation immigrant woman give her insight into how cultural factors influence personal, relational, intergenerational, and systemic aspects of the human experience. These identities and lived experience equip her to work with an intersectional lens and help develop a deep understanding towards clients. Annie strives to create a therapeutic environment that values warmth, curiosity, and collaboration while considering clients’ strengths, needs, and goals. She works through the lens of an intersectional feminist, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed framework that centers clients as the expert of their own experiences.

Annie provides individual psychotherapy and art therapy to youth and adults. She is fluent in Mandarin and English and sessions can be provided in both languages.

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!