Dr. Chayim Newman, C. Psych.
Dr. Chayim Newman holds his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University. He completed his Residency at London Health Sciences Centre and has worked in numerous respected clinical settings including: New York Presbyterian Hospital, Montefiore Medical Center, The Albert Ellis Institute and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He has studied mindfulness and meditation disciplines with several of this generation’s preeminent teachers and Dr. Newman regularly delivers lectures and seminars on meditation, mind-body health and well-being.
Dr. Newman’s clinical practice focuses on the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as well as other therapeutic modalities (ACT, Mindfulness, traditional psychotherapy) in the treatment of difficulties with anxiety and stress, mood and depression, addiction and substance use, relationships, coping with chronic or stress-related medical illness, and other psychological/emotional issues.
Additionally, Dr. Newman is involved in the development and implementation of stress-management and performance-enhancement programs for professionals in the corporate sector and the entertainment industry. He works extensively with performing artists and professional musicians, helping them to manage stress and mind-body health. In his spare time, Dr. Newman can often be found, surfboard in tow, cultivating his own mind-body health.
Dr. sahar Bhaloo
Dr. Sahar Bhaloo, M.A, Psy. D, has her Bachelor’s in Science from Queen’s University, and her Master’s in Counseling and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Adler University. She completed her post-doctoral residency at University of California San Francisco in their Survivors International and Victims of Violent Crime and Domestic Violence trauma program.
Formerly, Dr. Bhaloo has held roles as the supervising psychologist and psychological evaluator at the Center for Survivors of Torture and as the Interim Director of the Center for Well being at International Rescue Committee. Prior to this Dr. Bhaloo worked in the Trauma Therapy Program and Women Recovering from Abuse programs at Women’s College Hospital and in numerous psychological emergency, community mental health and addictions and out patient clinics. In addition to her practice in Canada and the US, Dr. Bhaloo has participated in a clinical and capacity building program development role in several international initiatives in mental health and trauma in India, Sri Lanka, and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Dr. Bhaloo sees adult and young adult clients experiencing difficult transitions, stress, relationship issues, work and school performance concerns, anxiety, anger issues, substance abuse, trauma and different forms of depression (post partum etc). In individual therapy she helps clients navigate and transform the psychological and emotional impact of difficult life experiences, optimizing strengths and building resilience. She brings her international experience, specialization in trauma (DBT trained) and expertise with diverse clients to the practice.
Dr. Bhaloo also provides psycho-legal assessments for citizenship, immigration, personal injury (Ex: motor-vehicle accidents), disability and trauma. She also clinical work and training in harassment and stress in the workplace and consults on various trauma issues for legal and corporate audiences.
Dr. Elana Rosencrantz
Dr. Elana Rosencrantz is a registered psychologist who completed her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The Washington School of Professional Psychology (Seattle, WA), from which she also received a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology.
Dr. Rosencrantz provides therapy to children, adolescents and to adults in individual, couple and group settings. Her primary areas of clinical interest include anxiety disorders (such as social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post traumatic stress disorder), depression, life transitions, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, and parenting skills and coaching.
Dr. Rosencrantz uses a combination of techniques that are tailored toward the client and their process towards healing. These modalities include EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing), Lifespan Integration Therapy, DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy), Mindfulness and relational therapies. She believes that each person has power to make changes in their life and uses the transformative nature of relationship to guide her work.
Donna Marshall M.A
Donna Marshall earned a Masters in Counseling Psychology at Adler University in Chicago and Toronto.
Presenting with a warm, supportive and non-judgemental approach, Donna draws on a number of treatment modalities such as psychodynamic, client centred, solution focused and CBT to best address the needs and aspirations of her clients. Donna counsels in the areas of stress, workplace harassment, depression, anxiety, relationship problems, abuse, trauma, work and home conflicts, loss, grief and life transitions. She enjoys working with young adults to find their way in the world through stressful and challenging situations. She provides her clients with both insight and practical skills and scripts to help them address challenging interpersonal situations at work and at home.
Donna supports Dr. Bot in providing clinical reports to lawyers, insurers, employers and others as well as consulting on workplace harassment and bullying. She helps those who have been bullied to gain healing, insight and learn assertiveness skills. And for those accused of harassing she helps them become more self aware and learn how to change their communication styles to become more respectful and enjoy more effective interpersonal relationships.
Donna is a sought after speaker in the areas of mental health, harassment and psychological safety in the workplace. She has published numerous articles on these subjects and is a frequent contributor to workplace webinars, interpersonal skills training and advisory services for employers to support a culture of respect in their workplaces.
robin Long, m.A
Robin Long has completed her Masters in Counselling Psychology and has over 15 years of experience working with individuals who have struggled with relationship issues, anxiety, depression, coping with past traumas, dieting, body image concerns and vocational dissatisfaction or workplace stress. She has worked with couples to repair/enhance their relationships, she is trained in EMDR and assists individuals in dealing with past traumas. She assists individuals in understanding their personality and figuring out a suitable career trajectory. She also helps people who struggle with dieting or body image issues and has run various types of support and psycho-educational groups, extensively written, lectured and published on the topic. She has authored a book titled, “The Laws of Gravity – Chronic Dieter’s Edition”.
Robin follows a Rogerian, client-centered approach to counselling: a safe atmosphere of genuineness, unconditional positive regard and empathy is provided. Under these conditions, clients can thrive, feel safe and issues are free to arise. The client dictates the pace. The process is centered around client needs. Robin specializes in testing and assessment, vocational testing and coaching. She works with individuals to assist them in obtaining the maximum amount of personal and professional satisfaction from their work and in dealing with workplace stress or trauma. She has worked extensively with organizations to ensure that candidates for employment are a good corporate fit prior to hiring. She has worked with individuals in senior level management roles to assist them in creating and executing a developmental plan.
As a vocational counseller, Robin works closely with individuals to help them decide what career path to follow. Testing involves looking at an individual’s personality, interests, values, skills, and past work history. Clients are also given the opportunity to learn about and practice career information interviews, networking strategies and job interview skills. They may also be assisted in dealing with job stress, difficult work situations, and any personal issues that may affect their work experiences.
Amira Posner BSW, MSW, RSW
Amira Posner is an accomplished therapist with more than 15 years of experience. She has a Bachelor and Masters in Social Work and is registered with the College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. She worked in diverse clinical settings until starting a private practice in 2007. Amira provides counselling for individuals, couples, and families. Amira works with clients struggling with infertility, anxiety, low self esteem, depression, feeling overwhelmed, negative thought processes, relationships, life transitions, and stress management. Amira utilizes a holistic approach to counselling that treats both the mind and helps to nurture the body. Amira developed and facilitates the Mind-Body Fertility Group at Mt. Sinai Hospital. She is also a certified hypnotherapist.
iLANA Rubenstein Rp, ot reg. (ont.)
Ilana Rubenstein is a Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Occupational Therapist treating adults and adolescents with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addictions and relationship difficulties. She is passionate about partnering with clients to help them build skills and make changes that will improve their lives. Her practice includes Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and mindfulness techniques. With a strengths-based approach, Ilana brings warmth and compassion to the therapeutic relationship and is committed to supporting clients in achieving their goals and living meaningful lives.
Ivana Jackson has worked in private practice as an individual, marriage, and family therapist for many years. She holds a Master’s of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto and has extensive post-graduate clinical training. Her areas of expertise include couples and family counseling, as well as stress-management, with particular focus on mindfulness stress-reduction.