Our Team

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Meet our team! Each of the practitioners below has a unique perspective, approach and set of strengths. We all share the same mission: to deliver excellent care in a warm and compassionate way.

Clinic Directors

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Lyndsey Davies
MSW, RSW

Lyndsey is a clinical social worker / psychotherapist with more than 20 years’ experience working with individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), a history of trauma, and difficulty regulating emotions. She offers individual and group therapy with specializations in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy.
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Shira Green
MSW, RSW

Shira is a clinical social worker/psychotherapist with nearly 20 years experience treating adults in the Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) clinic at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Through her private practice, she continues her work with clients struggling with BPD and also supports those experiencing anxiety, depression, history of trauma, emotion dysregulation and interpersonal difficulties among other challenges.
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Dr. Michelle Leybman
Phd, C.Psych

Michelle is a clinical psychologist, a member of the College of Psychologists of Ontario. She works with adults and adolescents with eating disorders, anxiety disorders, and BPD. She also works with more general concerns like low self-esteem, relationship issues, and identity issues. She has expertise in several therapies, including DBT, CBT, and mindfulness-based therapies.
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Associates

Dan De Figueiredo
MSW, RSW

Dan is a clinical social worker with more than 10 years of experience counselling individuals, couples, and families. Areas of specialty include addictions (both substance and behavioural including gambling and technology), anger management, borderline personality disorder, emotion regulation, anxiety, depression, and LGBTQ2S issues (including coming out, being out, shame and gender identity).
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Justin Goddard
MA, RP

Justin Goddard is a registered psychotherapist with experience working in the United States and Canada. Since beginning to practice in early 2014, Justin has supported hundreds of clients in making important life changes including increasing self-esteem, improving control over emotions and moods, and improving self-understanding.
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Karen Jones
MA Candidate, RP (Qualifying)

Karen is completing her Masters of Counselling Psychology practicum with Equilibrium and is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Karen is a graduate of the McMaster University Addiction Counselling/Caseworker Diploma Program and Ivey Business School at Western University .
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Katie Stemeroff
MSW, RSW

Katie is a registered clinical social worker in Ontario with over 10 years of experience in community and hospital based settings working with adolescents, transitional aged youth and adults. Katie specializes in complex mental health, emotion dysregulation, addictions and treating individuals with a history of trauma. Katie has particular expertise in DBT, DBT-PTSD and Prolonged exposure.
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Lara van Niekerk
MA Candidate, RP (Qualifying)

Lara van Niekerk is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) completing her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. She supports clients facing challenges with anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, trauma, and mental health concerns associated with brain injury and chronic pain as well as co-facilitating DBT skills groups.
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Jessica Udit
MSW, RSW

Jessica Udit is a clinical social worker with a Masters of Social Work from the University of Windsor. Jessica has been practicing clinical social work since 2011, and has practiced as an individual and family therapist during that time. Jessica has received extensive training in Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, an attachment based family therapy model that repairs the impacts of childhood developmental trauma.
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Sharon Vanin
MHSc, RNP

Sharon Vanin is a Holistic Nutritionist, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and Certified Mindfulness Meditation and Yoga Teacher who focuses exclusively on an anti-diet approach to nourishment and wellness to help you find freedom with food, to make peace with your body and to connect with your inner wisdom.
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Rebecca Wilkes
MSW, RSW

Rebecca is a registered social worker in Ontario with over 14 years of experience in health and social services. She has extensive experience in a variety of community and hospital based settings, in rural, remote and urban centres, working with adults, adolescents and seniors.
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Dr. Gillian Wilson
PhD., C.Psych (Supervised practice)

Gillian is a clinical psychologist who provides evidence-based assessment and treatment for adults experiencing anxiety (e.g., social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, health anxiety, specific phobias), obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, posttraumatic stress, borderline personality disorder, emotion regulation difficulties, insomnia, relationship difficulties, and life stress/transitions.
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