Sabreena Castagner

Sabreena is a Master’s level student completing her practicum with Ottawa Neurofeedback and Psychotherapy Centre. She is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario with Qualifying status. She has a number of years of experience working in the mental health field, as well as experience supporting military members and their families. Sabreena works from a humanistic approach using an integrative framework, often incorporating CBT, ACT, and emotionally focused therapy. Her style is supportive, warm, and collaborative, helping clients identify and build on their strengths to make a meaningful change in their lives. Sabreena strives to create a non-judgmental space guided by compassion and empathy. During her time as a student, Sabreena will be seeing clients aged 12 and older. Some areas of interest in counseling include working with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, stress, and life transitions.

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Vanessa Cardinal

Vanessa holds a Master’s in Counselling Psychology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Ottawa. She is registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. Vanessa is particularly interested in humanistic therapies and uses an integrative framework, often using DBT, ACT, and emotion-focused therapy, to best support her client’s needs and objectives.

Vanessa provides a non-judgemental and empathetic space to create warm and compassionate therapeutic relationships. She helps her clients build strengths and develop long-term coping skills to promote self-discovery, insight, growth, and positive change at a pace that feels right for each client. Working with clients in a healing environment where they feel comfortable sharing their thoughts, feelings and emotions  while continuously offering support, respect, and care is extremely important to Vanessa.

Vanessa works with adolescents (13+) and adults in many different areas including anxiety, stress, depression, self-esteem/self-confidence, self-harm, bullying, relationship difficulties, communication, emotion regulation.

Gorana Miljevic

Gorana is a registered social worker and psychotherapist, who has been in the field of mental health since 2013. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in social work from the University of Windsor. Gorana works with clients to help them understand and address the root cause of their challenges and learn how to live compassionately, mindfully, and peacefully.

Gorana provides individual therapy to youth and adults, specializing in mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, stress management, and mindfulness. Gorana’s approach to therapy is shaped by each client’s unique lived experiences, values and needs. She is certified in several therapeutic modalities including, Cognitive Behaivoural Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

Gorana’s main goal is to create a safe, warm, and nurturing environment where she can help her clients develop meaningful goals and help them harness the strength they possess. Gorana is looking forward to connecting and supporting you on your healing journey.”

Tina Wilston

Tina holds a Master of Education degree in Educational Counselling from the University of Ottawa. She has worked in the mental health field for over 15 years in a variety of environments including research settings, hospitals, universities and private practice. Tina works from a client-centered approach, focusing on developing a collaborative working relationship and providing emotional support for children, teens and adults. She works with individuals and families on issues such as Depression, Anxiety, Grief, Trauma, Burnout, Parenting, Divorce, Chronic Pain, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), and people who are recovering from Motor Vehicle Accidents. She also works with young children with Anxiety, Behavioural Problems, School-Related Problems, Sleep Disturbances, Trauma, Learning Disabilities, Depression, Bullying, Self-Esteem, Grief, and ADHD Issues. She uses a combination of techniques tailored to each individual client, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), brainspotting, mindfulness, play therapy, narrative, and solution-focused therapy. Tina is also trained in High Performance Neurofeedback, a specific type of brain biofeedback directed toward the renormalization of the brain and central nervous system. Tina’s services are covered under most insurance plans, under the supervision of Dr. Michelle Presniak.

Jenn McNulty

Jenn is a Registered Psychotherapist, a professional member with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association, and holds a Master’s of Arts Degree in Counselling Psychology. Jenn has been trained in both neurofeedback and the use of numerous therapeutic interventions, some of which include: Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). These modalities combined with a variety of other modalities allows her to be versatile and meet the specific needs of each client. Jenn believes the therapeutic relationship is the foundation from which growth and development can occur, so takes a collaborative, empathic, and tailored approach to foster the conditions for each individual client to help reach their goals.

Jenn has experience with youth and adults in many different areas including depression, anxiety, relationships, stress, bullying, self-esteem, trauma, and emotion regulation. She also has extensive experience in the school system and the different struggles faced by children and youth in these environments. Jenn has a strong passion for supporting others and is committed to working with the client towards success. Her services are covered under most insurance plans under the supervision of Dr. Michelle Presniak.

Heather Bennett

Heather brings over 15 years of experience working across a variety of settings including residential programs, outreach services, community-based programs as well as her own private practice. She specializes in working with youth and adults living with addictions and disordered eating, in addition to trauma, anxiety and mood disorders. She uses a compassionate, holistic, client-centered approach and works collaboratively with clients to identify their goals. Using various therapeutic approaches she will help you build a pathway to improving your self awareness and emotional wellness. Her warm and empathetic approach recognizes that trusting and being vulnerable in counseling is difficult, and she believes that building a safe and supportive therapeutic relationship is a fundamental component of the healing process. Heather is a Registered Psychotherapist and is trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy DBT, Emotion Focused Therapy EFT and Motivational Interviewing. She has worked within the Ottawa School Boards, Youth Justice System and non-profit sector. Heather has also worked with provincial pilot projects to develop collaborative and inclusive carecoordiantion ofr individuals living with complex mental and physical health conditions. Heather believes in contributing to the community through ongoing volunteer efforts with local non-profit charities that have included special needs music education, and animal rescue and protection organizations.
Substance Abuse, Disordered Eating, Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, Trauma, Relationship Difficulties, Grief, High Perfomarnce Athlete, Chronic Pain, Anger, Work Related Stress, ADHD, Self harm and Self Esteem Issues, Culturally Sensitive and Queer Friendly

Melanie Herweyer

Melanie is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Professional Art Therapist (Canadian Art Therapy Association). She holds a Master of Counselling: Art Therapy Specialization from Athabasca University and the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute. Melanie works from a client-centered, trauma-informed approach that emphasizes the power of an empathic, therapeutic relationship to support clients in achieving their goals. Her goal is to provide a safe, inclusive space where clients feel heard and open to exploring the possibility of change and growth.

“Melanie provides individual therapy to children, youth, and adults, addressing struggles such as anxiety, depression, struggles at school and/or with the legal system, emotion regulation, self-esteem, trauma, family conflict, grief, and distressing thoughts. She uses a variety of techniques, tailored to each client, and built on the foundation of a safe, compassionate, and collaborative relationship. These techniques include cognitive-behavioural therapy, emotion-focused strategies, motivational interviewing, art therapy, and others dependent on the needs of the client. Melanie has worked in the helping professions for over 10 years in a combination of residential, community and private practice settings and has a significant knowledge of and relationships with the non-profit and community sectors in Ottawa. Melanie’s services are covered by most insurance companies under the supervision of Dr Michelle Presniak.

Francois Lamarche

Francois has been working in the field of mental health for the last 17 years. He has a Master in Social Work from the University of Ottawa. Francois specializes in working in a wide variety of conditions including Depression, Anxiety Disorders, PTSD, Trauma, Chronic Suicide, Grief, Domestic Abuse, Borderline Personality Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder. He received extensive training and supervision in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Interpersonal Psychotherapy. He is well versed in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

The style used by Francois is to genuinely understand the person and see how the illness interferes with the person’s life before proposing solutions. He believes that a good therapy must be time limited and that trust is everything. He sees teenagers, adults and seniors in both official languages.