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.

Dr. Anna B. Baranowsky

Clinic Director

Dr. Anna Baranowsky, Ph.D., C.Psych. Her focus is on providing services for post trauma care, depression, healthy relationship strategies and return to work services. Full Bio

Anna Kozina

Anna Kozina, M.A., C.Psych. is a senior member of our team fully trained as a Clinical Traumatologist and Traumatology Institute trainer. Full Bio

 

 

 

Michael Hartmann

Michael Hartman is a Mental Health Clinician with 28 years of experience focusing on trauma, addiction, and family therapy. Full Bio

 

 

Sara Rependa

Sara Rependa, M.A., ABD, is in supervised practice with training in Trauma Practice. She reports directly to Dr. Anna Baranowsky and is a valued member of our team. Because she is a younger clinician her availability and rates are more accessible. Full Bio

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allan Jamshidi

Allan is currently completing a master’s degree in counselling psychology at Yorkville University. As part of his professional training, he is a practicum student at Bear Psychology and Trauma Practice, under the supervision of Dr. Anna Baranowsky. 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

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

 

Preeti Rane

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

Davey Chafe

Davey, M.A., Ph.D Student, Clinical Psychology, York University is currently completing his training to become a clinical psychologist. He provides clinical assessment, individual psychotherapy and facilitates groups using a Trauma Practice approach. Full Bio

 

Niki Norouzian

Niki Norouzian, M.A., Ph.D. Student, Clinical Psychology. Niki is training to be a clinical psychologist at York University and has training in Trauma Practice. Full Bio

 

 

Tom Walker

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 Goldstein

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

 

 

Ahmadreza Zamani

Ahmadreza Zamani is a registered psychotherapist (CRPO) with more than 23 years of clinical experience. He is dedicated to serving individual clients, couples and families with mental, emotional, and behavioural concerns.  Full Bio

 

 

Meagan Black

Meagan is currently completing her master's degree in Counselling Psychology at Adler University. Previously, she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Guelph, graduating with an honours Bachelor of Arts Psychology degree in 2019. Full Bio

 

Derek Shin

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

Sheila Nayak

Sheila Nayak MSW, RSW is a social worker with more than 20 years of experience. Her focus is with children, youth and adults, using a strengths-based, trauma informed approach.Full Bio

 

Rita Kohli

Rita is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Clinical Traumatologist. She has worked with people of different races, class, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability and age from a strength-based approach.  Full Bio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deborah Markovic

Deborah is currently completing her master’s degree in counselling psychology at Yorkville University. She began her practicum training
at Bear Psychology and Trauma Practice in September 2020. Full Bio

 

 

 

 

Jordana (Yarden) Levy

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. Full Bio

Marlee Salisbury

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

Kristina Cordeiro

A Ph.D. student at York University, Kristina is dedicated to helping survivors heal after trauma. She conducts assessments and provides individual and group therapy. Full Bio

 

 

Rossella Galati

Rossella is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario. Rossella received her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology from Adler University in Chicago, IL. Full Bio

 

Alex Porthukaran

Alex is pursuing his career as a clinical psychologist through training at York University, where he is completing his PhD. He is particularly focused on developmental concerns related to trauma. That is, how individuals grow and develop with trauma over the years. He provides therapy at our clinic under the supervision of Dr. Anna Baranowsky.  Full Bio

 

 

 

 

 

Cassandra Wyers

Cassandra, M.A., Student in the Clinical-Developmental Psychology program at York University is currently completing her training to become a clinical psychologist. She provides clinical assessment and facilitates groups using a Trauma Practice approach. Full Bio

 

 

Jaime Robson

Jaime believes that healing is a collaborative endeavour. She draws from various methods, including mindfulness-based CBT, to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. As a counsellor, she is warm, uplifting and direct. Full Bio

 

 

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