Our Therapists



Mitra Rahimpour

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.  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.
I am a 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 working on my PhD in neuroscience and mental health.  I have combined my science and counselling background to get a better understanding of individuals' cognition and emotional and psychological dimensions and needs.  

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-Keogan


"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 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

In addition to counselling, as an approved supervisor with the CRPO (College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario) I offer individual and group supervision to both qualifying registered psychotherapists (RPQs) and registered psychotherapists (RPs) required to practice under supervision. As a clinical supervisor, I strive to engage supervisees in personal development, professional growth and lifelong learning.

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.

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


 Diana Eisenfeld

I am a Registered Psychotherapist and work with children, youth and adults. Some of my areas of expertise include depression, anxiety, identity, ADD/ADHD, and trauma (PTSD). I also have experience working with people who struggle with addictions, suicide ideation, and self-harm.

My work perspective is based on the Strengths Model, which means that I believe that once we understand the root of our weaknesses, we can turn them into strengths. In addition, my approach is informed by the Narrative and Attachment Theory models, tailored to the specific needs of the person and/or family.

I have studied and worked in Canada, Latin America, and the Middle East, which has contributed to my passion for understanding how social expectations affect our identities.

I provide counselling services to people from diverse cultural backgrounds and identities. My services can be provided in English, Spanish and Hebrew. 

To contact me, please call: 613 897-0722

or Email: info@manotickcounselling.com

Heidi Boulard

I have a passion for helping people overcome their struggles, and succeed in any - and every - aspect of their life. I have completed my Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology, and am a Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying) with the CRPO. ​

My goal is to ensure that each individual feels comfortable and supported throughout their therapeutic experience, while working collaboratively to heal, and achieve their therapeutic goals. My main client focus is working with children, adolescents, and families. I also see adults individually. In order to help my clients achieve their goals, I implement a variety of different therapeutic techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Person- Centered Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy. I also work with clients who present with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, Conduct Disorder, anxiety, depression, and disordered eating patterns. ​

I believe that each individual has a unique set of strengths and is able to overcome any challenge with the appropriate support and strategies.

To contact me, please call: 613 897-0722

or Email: info@manotickcounselling.com


Leily Shafaee 



Life is full of surprises, and not all of them are pleasant. Sometimes, these twists and turns can throw us off balance and leave us feeling lost. That's where therapy comes in. My ultimate goal is to provide a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental space that is built on trust and transparency where individuals can feel confident sharing their journeys. Through this process, I will support clients as they navigate their concerns and reach their goals. 


I work with adolescents (ages 13+), adults and couples experiencing a wide range of concerns and challenges, and have a special passion for supporting those struggling with anxiety, infertility and pre- to post-natal life transitions. I strive to meet clients where they are in their journey, and approach each person using an individualized and collaborative perspective. I believe that clients already have the internal strength needed to reach their goals, and that my role is to help them build upon their skills to attain those goals. To do so, I use an integrative approach to counselling that includes cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), humanistic therapy, mindfulness-based therapy and solution-focused therapy. This flexibility allows me to customize my approach to best meet the needs of each client. 

I hold a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology through Yorkville University and am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the CRPO. Prior to embarking on a career in psychotherapy, I worked both in the communications sector and supported children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.

To contact me, please call: 613 897-0722

or Email: info@manotickcounselling.com


Our Intern:

 Our new intern, Emily Braby  will join us in September, 2023.

My main goal in therapy is to foster an empathetic and supportive environment where clients feel safe to express their concerns and achieve their goals. I believe that everyone is the experts of their own lived experiences and my role as a therapist is to provide a genuine and nonjudgmental environment where individuals can embrace their authentic selves and inner resilience. My therapeutic approach is eclectic and tailored to each client’s goals and preferences. I incorporate aspects of person-centered therapy, emotion-focused therapy, solution-focused therapy, and cognitive-behavioural therapy within my counselling style.

I have a Bachelor of Arts with honours in Psychology and I am currently completing a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology through the University of Ottawa. I have experience working with individuals expressing concerns around conflict resolution, self-esteem, emotion regulation and academic-related stress. I also have prior experience working with individuals diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, anxiety, and depression.

To contact me, please call: 613 897-0722

or Email: info@manotickcounselling.com