“A Collaborative Approach to Accessible Therapeutic, Educational and Family Support Services”

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Practitioner Credentials and Biographies

Tamah Markle  M.Ed., R.P., OCT  (c)OACCPP

Clinic Director / Psychotherapist / Certified Trauma Informed Practitioner

 

​Tamah's vision of co-operative, accessible resources and family support services in this community facilitated the establishment of the Colborne Street Clinic in 2008.

 

Tamah is a skilled psychotherapist with a passion for working with adolescents. She has extensive training and experience working with young people in various  contexts including education, psychotherapy and counselling. Tamah's private counselling practice includes adolescents, families and individuals. Consistent with the idea that healing takes place within the context of community, Tamah has developed a unique support/mentoring program that assists clients beyond the therapeutic process.

Leah Bergstrome B.A. Psych, D.S.W

Parent Advocacy/Consulting Services

 

Leah is passionate about helping children.  She utilizes her knowledge and experience with regards to the education system, and Applied Behaviour Analysis to ensure the long term success of the children she serves, in school and throughout life.  Leah offers her services to parents and children,empowering them to speak out on behalf of their needs in the school setting with the goal of building respectful and equal partnerships between parents and school. 

Kelly Bos MSW, RSW

Clinical Therapist

 

Kelly Bos is a clinical therapist focusing on individual, marriage, and family relationships. She helps people find meaning and joy in their relationships - with themselves and others. As a well-known relationship expert, she has appeared in a professional capacity in countless media markets as a guest and writer. Kelly is skilled at offering concrete tips and techniques for dealing with relationship issues, parenting struggles, or interpersonal work. She has a trauma informed practice and is trained in EMDR, CBT, Solution Focused Therapy, and Internal Family Systems. Her areas of specialty include: relationships, marriage, stress management, anger management, anxiety, depression, addictions, grief/loss, life transition, career counselling, fertility, trauma and self esteem. 

Rebecca Brownell, M.T.S., R.P., RMFT
Psychotherapist/ Marriage and Family Therapist

Rebecca is a Registered Psychotherapist and Registered Marriage and Family Therapist and has been counselling for over 24 years.  Her practice includes working with individuals over the age of 18 as well as couples.  She specializes in the treatment of post trauma, anxiety, depression and couples counselling.  Her modalities of practice include Emotionally Focused Therapy, EMDR, Hypnosis and Neurofeedback.  Rebecca offers a respectful environment where people can feel safe to heal, learn new skills and tools and find joy, peace and balance in their lives again.

Randy Campbell, M.Div., R.P. ,(c)OACCPP (AAMFT) 

Registered Psychotherapist/Marriage and Family Therapist

 

Randy is a mental health professional trained in psychotherapy and family systems, and the assessment and treatment of mental and emotional disorders within the context of marriage, couples and families. His practice includes, individual, marriage and family counselling. Randy draws from many different therapeutic methodologies, using client-centered and individualized approaches to therapy. His active listening skills and non-judgmental attitude allows for a safe and caring environment that puts clients at ease. Randy’s extensive training, professional, and life experiences equip him to assist individuals, couples and families in addressing the tough issues.

  

Allison Clark, MSW, RSW 

Clinical Social Work/Psychotherapist

 

Allison offers services to youth, adults and couples experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, trauma (PTSD), and difficulties in relationships. Allison has training working with couples using Emotionally-Focused therapeutic techniques, as well as certification in Gottman Therapy (L1). Allison has additional experience working with men who have experienced trauma. Allison supports men, dads, and men-identified folk with processing traumatic experiences (accidents/injury, military service, emotional, physical, sexual abuse, etc.)
and responding to symptoms like anger, intense emotions, grief/loss, nightmares, flashbacks, and anxiety. Allison welcomes youth, adults, couples, and members of the LGBTQ(+) community to her practice. Allison uses narrative, mindfulness-based, and emotionally-focused therapeutic techniques to support clients as they grow, share, process, and move toward their own vision of wellness. Learn more about Allison at www.clarkclinicalcounselling.com

Valerie Clark, B.A., B.Ed., OCT 

Special Education Resource Teacher / Irlen Screener

 

Valerie is a Special Education Resource Teacher with over 15 years’ experience working with students who have learning disabilities and differences. Some students with learning disabilities experience perceptual difficulties identified as Irlen’s syndrome that can affect reading achievement, learning and performance. Valerie is a certified Irlen screener and is qualified to make recommendations and accommodation in the school environment.

Shauna Crawford Boone, M.Div., R.P. (Qualifying)

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)/ Marriage and Family Therapist/ Play Therapist 

 

Shauna is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with an M Div. Clinical Counselling. She is trained as a Marriage and Family Therapist and has further training in Play Therapy and Child Psychotherapy. Shauna is currently pursuing further training in Play Therapy, Theraplay, and working towards the Registered Marriage and Family Therapist designation. She is also a Certified Provider of Autplay Therapy, a play therapy approach for children and adolescents on the autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders.

Barbara Davidson, M.H.SC., SLP

Speech Language Pathologist, Reg. with CASLPO

 

Barbara offers a spectrum of services such as assessment of speech, language and communication skills for children up to age 18, and family-centred treatment planning and therapy for speech and/or language development.

 

Barbara has many years of experience as a Speech Language Pathologist including:

Assessment and treatment of high-risk infants as part of a Neo-Natal Follow-Up team out of Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital and Royal Victoria Hospital; the development of augmentative communication programs with preschool and school-aged children; assessment and treatment of children who have a language-based learning disability or a cognitive disability; and delivery of articulation therapy for children with developmental apraxia of speech or motor-speech problems. Barbara offers Leading Parent Education sessions using the Hanen Parent Programs and is a member of a developmental team that assesses children with Autism.

Heidi Flynn, BMT, MTA

Accredited Music Therapist

Owner, Music Therapy Services of Simcoe County

 

Heidi is a Registered Psychotherapist, a Certified Music Therapist and the owner of Music Therapy Services of Simcoe County.  She has been providing music therapy services in communities across Simcoe County since 2001.  Her team of music therapists support individual of all ages and with a variety of needs. They specialize in providing music psychotherapy and developmental services to individual with special needs, neurologic rehabilitation (stroke or brain injury), and geriatrics with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

 

Heidi’s life experiences of having a brother with Down Syndrome and a son with complex needs including ASD enables her to understand the incredible impact music can have on the emotional well-being of all individuals, but especially those whom find it difficult to, or cannot communicate verbally.  Heidi has a great deal of experience working with individuals with a variety of emotional, developmental, and neurological needs.

 

When not singing, or playing one of her many instruments, Heidi enjoys spending time with her two children and husband, and watching hockey games.

Irena Lawrenson, B.A., OPP Inspector (Retired)  

Facilitator & Consultant – Restorative Justice

 

Irena Lawrenson takes advantage of the warm and welcoming environment of the clinic to provide a safe place for healing and reconciliation between victims and offenders. She retired from the OPP after 30 years of service, 16 of those serving the community ofOrillia. Irena is currently active as the Chair of the Board for North Simcoe Victim Crisis Services. She teaches a Restorative Justice course at Georgian College and is working on ways to introduce this concept of conflict resolution within both primary and secondary school settings. Her wisdom, experience, legal perspective and passion for Restorative Justice make a great contribution the clinic team.

 

Christy McDonald, B.A., B.Ed., OCT

Educational Consultant

Christy was an elementary educator for seventeen years in various roles.  She has worked as a special education resource teacher. She helps parents understand and interpret psychoeducational assessments, and provides assistance in the development the individual education plan (IEP), and in understanding the Identification, Placement and Review Committee (IPRC) process. Christy provides training for educators and students in the use of assistive technology, and how to apply for SEAC claims for assistive technology.

 

Pamela Robinson, B.Ed., OCT

Learning Support Services

 

Pamela is an Educational Consultant with qualifications in Special Education and Behavioural Science (ABA).  Pamela has been working with students with learning disabilities, autism, and complex needs since 2005 as a tutor, personal support coordinator, and program coordinator for Camp Winston.  Pamela offers individual or group tutoring sessions for students with learning disabilities integrating organizational skills and assistive technology into all lessons. Pamela is also a PlayLab facilitator, offering fun and educational workshops where children build confidence through success and accomplishment.

Don Salmon, M.A., C. Psychologist

Counselling and Rehabilitation Psychology

Don Salmon is a Registered Psychologist and has a private practice in Counselling and Rehabilitation Psychology.  He has more than 25 years experience providing psychological services for children, adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, dual-diagnosis, and acquired brain injury.  His clinical focus is primarily behavioural, including:  Intensive Behavioural Intervention for young children with autism; individual and group Cognitive-Behavioural treatment for adults; sexuality education and treatment; and Applied Behaviour Analysis programming.  Specific components of his practice include:  behavioural programming for hard-to-serve individuals at several community agencies; family, agency and school consultations; and psychological assessments for intellectual ability, adaptive skills, dementia, and autism spectrum disorder.  Don also regularly presents training seminars, workshops and courses for parents and professionals on a variety of topics related to individuals with special needs.

  

Don Salmon, M.A., C. Psychologist

Counselling and Rehabilitation Psychology

Don Salmon is a Registered Psychologist and has a private practice in Counselling and Rehabilitation Psychology.  He has more than 25 years experience providing psychological services for children, adolescents and adults with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, dual-diagnosis, and acquired brain injury.  His clinical focus is primarily behavioural, including:  Intensive Behavioural Intervention for young children with autism; individual and group Cognitive-Behavioural treatment for adults; sexuality education and treatment; and Applied Behaviour Analysis programming.  Specific components of his practice include:  behavioural programming for hard-to-serve individuals at several community agencies; family, agency and school consultations; and psychological assessments for intellectual ability, adaptive skills, dementia, and autism spectrum disorder.  Don also regularly presents training seminars, workshops and courses for parents and professionals on a variety of topics related to individuals with special needs.

  

Tania Tetreault RNCP, ROHP

Registered Nutritional Practitioner/Wellness Coach 

Tania has been working in the field of Functional Medicine for 14 years as a Registered Nutritional Consulting Practitioner. Along with her nutritional knowledge base and years of clinical experience within Canada and Asia, she is using biofeedback EAV equipment to facilitate in her assessments. Her objective while working with clients is to resolve physical imbalances through assessing biochemical toxicity and nutritional deficiencies. Commonly seen clients within Tania’s practice are challenged with chronic illness, inflammation; arthritis/fibromyalgia, digestive disorders, mental health, sleeping disorders, diabetes, chronic fatigue and woman’s health. Her strength working with clients is empowering and educating each individual about their personal constitutions in order for them to independently maintain homeostasis.

Julie Thurston, B.Sc. ND.

Naturopathic Doctor

 

Julie Thurston is a registered Doctor of NatJulie Thurston is a registered Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine in Ontario, and is a member of both the Ontario and Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors. She has completed additional licencing requirements which enables her to prescribe regulated substances such as bio-identical hormones and thyroid replacement.  Julie maintains a general naturopathic practice for patients of all ages.  She has developed strong clinical experience with women`s health and preventative care for active older adults as well as digestive, emotional and learning/cognition related issues. Her careful explanation of diagnostic and treatment options allows her patients to become active participants in their healing process

Mona Turnbull,  OTC, (c)OACCPP

Mona is a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers and the Ontario Association of Consultants, Counsellors, Psychometrists and Psychotherapists.  She has taught for two boards of education in the capacity of special education teacher, educational diagnostician and special education consultant.  She also teaches Additional Qualification courses for teachers for the Nipissing University in the field of special education.  Supporting those with learning disabilities is a specific interest and she has conducted studies and developed programmes in cooperation with the Sick Children’s Hospital of Ontario.

 

Mona conducts and administers psychoeducational assessments. The accommodations and recommendations described in test results can assist educators in planning curriculum and designing a learning environment for the student’s particular learning needs. Assessment information can also support applications for equipment and bursary funding

Elizabeth Van Houtte, MSW, MS, Ph.D, RSW

Social Worker

 

Elizabeth provides an evidence-based practice for mental health, including depression, anxiety, coping skills, grief, loss, and life transitions. She has extensive experience assisting those with disabilities in returning to work, school, or training. In response to the increased stress of today’s employment settings, she also offers workplace wellness counselling. Elizabeth has more than thirty years of experience working with clients, and being involved in designing, managing, and delivering recovery-oriented mental health services. She has also been a university instructor in social work as well as a consultant for service programs and government agencies. Learn more about Elizabeth at www.evhcounselling.ca.

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