Meet the Team
At Bear Psychology we value your experience and want to ensure we are referring you to the right person. When you call or email, we will try our best to respond quickly so we can figure out how we might be able to help.
Allan completed his master’s degree in counselling psychology at Yorkville University. He is registered with CRPO (#9912). Allan is interested in the effects of trauma on interpersonal relationships, such as relationships with family members of people with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Full Bio
Alex St John is a mental health and addiction clinician with over 10 years of experience working with individuals, families and couples. Alex has worked in both residential and outpatient settings working with clients moving through challenges of substance and behavioral addiction, trauma and other mental health concerns. Full Bio
Sundus is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Her approach to therapy is integrative, goal-driven, and embedded in cultivating a warm, collaborative and non-judgmental space to allow for open discussion and emotional processing. Full Bio
Tom Walker has a Masters in Social Work and is a trained Clinical Traumatologist & Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist, associate trainer, board member and consultant through the Traumatology Institute. His full-time role is as the Human Factors Specialist with Orange. Tom runs the peer support program for Ornge staff across the province. The focus is to mitigate the frontline developing compassion fatigue which, makes us susceptible to developing posttraumatic stress disorder. Tom's work also includes therapeutic interventions for staff suffering from trauma, addictions, mental health/illness, family work, and conflict mediation. Full Bio
Laura completed her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at York University where she is currently completing her PhD under the supervision of Dr. Robert T. Muller. Laura has pursued her clinical training at Framework Therapy and Assessment Centre, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, the York University Psychology Clinic, and the Family Psychology Centre. Full Bio
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Preeti is a Registered Psychotherapist with more than 12 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families from diverse backgrounds. Her interest in working with children comes from the understanding that most adult mental health challenges often begin in childhood and by identifying and working on them earlier in life, one can prevent its adverse impact in adulthood. Full Bio
Anna-Kristine has a background in mental health and addiction and crisis intervention and suicide prevention, she has worked with individuals experiencing homelessness, addiction, trauma, and other mental health concerns. She has worked with clients of all ages in diverse settings from schools, shelters, hospitals, and the community. Full Bio
Derek is a Registered Psychotherapist with a masters degree in psychology. With over 24 years of experience in hospital and private practice he skillfully provides group and individual therapy, family counselling and psycho-ed workshops. He specializes in treatment of stress, anxiety, anger, and trauma. Full Bio
Marlee completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at the University of Manitoba and is currently working towards completing her Ph.D. in Clinical Developmental Psychology at York University. Her clinical and research training focuses on trauma and attachment, particularly how trauma impacts individuals and families including the parent-child relationship. Full Bio
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Rebecca is a doctoral candidate who is currently completing her PhD in Clinical Psychology through Lakehead University. She obtained her Master of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology from Lakehead University in 2016. She has also received an Honours B.Sc. in Psychology (specialist) from the University of Toronto. Full Bio
Kelsey is currently completing her master’s degree in counselling psychology at Yorkville University. She began studying at the Traumatology Institute in July 2021 and continues her practicum training at Bear Psychology and Trauma Practice in January 2022 under the supervision of Dr. Anna Baranowsky. Full Bio
Jordana Levy is currently training to become a clinical psychologist and neuropsychology at McMaster University under the co-supervision of Dr. Suzanna Becker and Dr. Margaret McKinnon. Jordana’s research focuses on the recovery of trauma-related disorders through focusing on everyday lifestyle factors such as aerobic exercise, neurofeedback training, and mindfulness training. Jordana has previously pursued her clinical training at the Clinical Neuropsychology Services and Mood Disorders Program at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton. Full Bio