Our Therapists

 

 

Mitra Rahimpour

I am an experienced and certified psychotherapist through the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and a registered psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, working with individuals (including teenagers), couples, and families.
I have a Master's degree in Cognitive Science, a Master's degree in Counselling and Spirituality, and currently, I am a Neuroscience PhD student.  I have combined my science and counselling background to get a better understanding of individuals' cognition and emotional and psychological dimensions and needs.  
My goal is to help you, in a non-judgemental and supportive environment, have a clearer sense of the direction you want for your life. I assist teens, adults, couples and families to understand and explore issues associated with communication, blended/step-families,  post traumatic stress, depression, anxiety and/or anger, and gender issues.  As an associate with the Centre for Treatment of Sexual Abuse and Childhood Trauma, I have experience in helping individuals to deal with trauma (including sexual trauma in childhood and/or adulthood).  I am certified in Brainspotting and have used it successfully as an additional tool for treatment of anxiety, depression, and trauma.  I have years of experience dealing with a range of issues including, divorce, marital and family conflict, demographic specific issues such as issues specific to refugees, immigrants, and women. 
I understand everyone is unique and there is not an all encompassing therapeutic solution. I apply my vast experience and knowledge of different therapy approaches to meet your objectives. Upon request, I can integrate different spirituality orientations and ethnic backgrounds in my approach.  I can provide counselling in English and Farsi.

 

To contact me directly, please call: 613 265-7664 

or Email: info@manotickcounselling.com

 

Cintia Garcia Block

I was born in Argentina, and raised in different parts of Africa. I studied to become a psychologist in Argentina, and in 2006 I became a Licensed Psychologist in my country of origin. A few years later I moved to Canada and enrolled in Saint Paul University where I obtained a Master in Counselling and Spirituality (2015), specializing in Couple’s Counselling. I am currently under supervision in working with families in order to become a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy. 

I am a firm believer that healthy families make healthy societies, and am passionate about human relationships. My international background has been an asset for my work with people, and helped me understand the role culture and families play in human behaviour, particularly when faced with a problem. I have clinical experience in a variety of different settings, both locally and abroad. I am comfortable in providing counselling both in English and Spanish.  

To contact me directly, please call: 613 897-0722

or Email: info@manotickcounselling.com

 

 Brittany Berg

 

"Not until we are lost, do we begin to understand ourselves" - Henry David Thoreau

Reaching out to create a safe space for connection, perspective, insight, and meaningful change can feel daunting.  You have taken the first step in your commitment to your own wellbeing, growth, and happiness, and I am here to walk alongside you.  I believe that in the creation of a more stable, secure, and resilient sense of self or partnership, we are better able to manage and overcome our current struggles, whilst building the self-knowledge and strength necessary to overcome those that will undoubtedly present themselves in the future.

 Due to the fluctuating, ever-unpredictable nature of the journey through our lives, we are at times confronted with situations, periods of transition, or life events that cause us to feel lost, or overwhelmed. We may come to find ourselves struggling with how to make sense of the discomfort we feel when we are faced with the ambiguity and uncertainty around us. It is in these times that we recognize that there is no manual for 'how to live', and that navigating through life's ups and downs, major decisions, and unexpected, challenging trajectories is not an instinct, but a learned skill.

 As a clinician, I take an insight-based approach to therapy. When we are able to reach deeper insight into the mind we inhabit, we are better able to identify patterns regarding the ways in which we approach and manage interactions, relationships, emotions, and thoughts.  These patterns are rooted in our unique, collective experiences with the world, and you and I will work together to explore your story, and how you came to view yourself and the world around you in the way that you do.   As we learn to process and heal from difficult and confusing personal experiences, we are at the same time creating personalized coping tools rooted in self-knowledge and compassion, lending to a more resilient and empowered self.

I hold a Master of Arts degree in Counselling and Spirituality, with dual specializations in Individual, as well as in Couple Therapy, from the Saint Paul University School of Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Spirituality.  I also hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree, where I double majored in both Psychology, as well as Justice and Public Policy from the University of Guelph.  I am a member of The Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP), and a qualifying member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).

My areas of practice include: anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, conflict resolution, change/transition/adapting, emotion regulation, grief and loss, separation and divorce transitions, motivation and organization, relationship diversity, stress management, and couple/marriage counselling.

To contact me, please call: 613 897-0722

or Email: info@manotickcounselling.com

 

Allison Goldfield

 

As a Registered Psychotherapist, I provide counseling services to families, children and adults. My clinical practice encompasses a wide variety of issues including: anxiety, depression, divorce issues, relationship difficulties, parenting challenges, identity and self-esteem issues, stress management, life decisions and transitions.

I take an integrative approach to psychotherapy, combining elements of cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, interpersonal, and experiential treatment strategies. I work with clients to help them learn new approaches to dealing with difficult emotions and help them to form healthy and meaningful relationships with other people.

I completed my Bachelor of Arts with Honors in Psychology at McGill University in Montreal and then went on to complete a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Over the past twenty years, I have worked and trained in different clinical settings, including the Department of Children’s Services of Los Angeles, The Children’s Hospital in Buffalo, New York, Jewish Family Services in Ottawa, Crossroads Children’s Centre and the Kanata Resource Centre. I am a member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals. I have been in private practice since 2005.

To contact me, please call: 613 897-0722

or Email: info@manotickcounselling.com

 

Florence Rosenthal


 

There are many reasons you may be considering seeing a therapist. You may want to work through complex and confusing emotions or challenge negative thought patterns that keep you feeling frustrated, despondent or anxious. You may have experienced one or several traumas and want to work through it to achieve some healing. You may be interested in personal growth or want to learn new coping strategies to deal with some of the challenges in your life.

As your Registered Psychotherapist, I want to begin by building rapport. My favourite part of therapy is collaborating with you, tapping into your own inner wisdom, and helping you clarify your values and needs. I like for us to be creative with the use of metaphors to capture the essence of how you are feeling. My goal is to provide a safe space where you do not need to fear judgment thus allowing you to be as open and honest with yourself as possible.

I am a Registered Psychotherapist through the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I am a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). I have extensive experience providing individual psychotherapy to all individuals, of all genders, ages 18 and up. I also work with couples who want to address challenges in their relationship, whether it is prior to making a long-term commitment, while married/committed or after separation or divorce.

I have a Master of Education, in Counselling, from Western University. My Bachelor of Arts in Psychology is from McGill University. I have been in private practice since 1993. I love learning and always have several books on the go to continually update my knowledge in the field of Psychotherapy.

I am quite eclectic in my psychotherapy orientation and pick and choose amongst several modalities in order to best help each client. I draw on cognitive behavioural, emotionally focused, psychodynamic, attachment, feminist and interpersonal techniques and theories. I am happy to provide psychoeducation as well as short term and long-term psychotherapy.

I am supervised by a Registered Clinical Psychologist for insurance purposes. It is each client’s responsibility to find out what coverage they have. Fees are due prior to or just after each session. I currently accept e-transfer or cash.

To contact me, please call: 613 897-0722

 or Email: info@manotickcounselling.com

 

Our Intern:

Sean Hale

 

Hello, my name is Sean Hale and I am a Psychotherapy practicum student through Yorkville University. My background in personal and career coaching, adult education, and people development lend itself to my psychotherapy practice. I use a variety of techniques that I tailor dependent on the client's needs. I offers support for adults, couples, families and teens. I have been trained in a variety of methodologies and hope to collaborate with you to find the best method to help you in any areas of your life in which you are hoping for assistance.

This is a difficult time in our society and I hope to be able to offer some assistance to help move you through this transitional time. It can be tough as families and as individuals work through their uncertainty and I hope to be there as part of your support network. My goal is to not only help my clients on an individual level, but with their relationships and in their place in their community.

To contact me, please call: 613 897-0722

or Email: info@manotickcounselling.com