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Associates

Donna Marshall M.A

Donna Marshall earned her Masters degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University in Chicago in 1994.  She ran a thriving private practice in Mississauga, Ontario receiving referrals from Family Doctors, Employers, Lawyers and other professionals with clients coming from Hamilton, Burlington, Milton, Oakville and Mississauga to receive her services.  In 1999 Donna joined Dr. Stephanie Bot and Associates and operates out of both Toronto and Oakville.

Drawing on a number of treatment modalities such as psychodynamic, client-centred and CBT, Donna treats individual adults in dealing with a wide variety of personal and professional issues.  These can include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, stress, phobias, relationship troubles, home and workplace conflicts, loss, grief and life transitions as well as working with young adults as they seek 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 communication and interpersonal situations.

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 on the faculty of the Ontario Psychological Association's Certificate Program in the Management of Mental Health and Psychological Safety in the Workplace. 

 

Dr. Chayim Newman, C.Psych.

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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, 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.  


DR. ALENA STRAUSS

Dr. Strauss holds a PhD in Counselling Psychology from the University of Toronto.  She is a registered psychologist with over 20 years experience working with clients dealing with a variety of issues. Dr. Strauss provides services for adults with a wide variety of presenting difficulties, with particular experience in life transitions in the areas of career, relationships, identity and loss. She has received training in a variety of evidence-based psychotherapy approaches, most extensively in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). Dr. Strauss also offers career counselling to assist clients in making informed decisions about education, career, and life in general.

Her work in the field of Employee Assistance Programs has given her a unique exposure to workplace issues. Her doctoral research focused on managing the experience of stigma and membership in a minority group. Dr. Strauss takes a collaborative approach in identifying the goals for therapy and the means to reach those goals. She conceptualizes therapy issues from a developmental and psychodynamic perspective, and relies on a repertoire of interpersonal therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy and solution focused tools depending on individual needs.

Dr. Elana Rosencrantz

Dr. Rosencrantz holds a PsyD in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. She ran a private practice in Seattle, Washington treating individuals, couples, children, and adolescents. She specializes in the treatment of trauma related disorders as well as 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.